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A new eBay app has arrived on the App Store with the aim of making the act of selling items easier and quicker. eBay Valet connects sellers with valets (eBay experts), who then handle the whole process of estimating the price, taking photos, and shipping items to buyers.
In order to sell an item via the app, firstly the user will need to take a photo of the item and send it to a valet. The valet will then value the item and ask the user if they wish to sell it. If so, the user can then either receive a free box through the post or recycle a box and label they already have and send the item off to be sold. Once the item sells, the user will then get 70% of the proceeds of the sale into their PayPal account.
The eBay Valet app is available on the App Store now and is free to download.
Want to sell something but it's too impractical to ship far away? What you need is a Yardsale! The app, that is, rather than the traditional yard sale which can prove limited.
Yardsale promises that listing anything for sale will only take a matter of seconds, it's so simple. Take a photo and add it to the listing, set a price then put the item up for sale. It's easy to share such listings with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter, but the app also allows you to list items to other Yardsale users.
It's all free and available across the US, with items listed according to distance. For keen buyers, users can turn on New Item Alerts to see exactly when new items have been posted nearby, as well as save keywords to get alerts for relevant items.
Even better, it's all entirely free to list with!
Yardsale is out now.
Yardsellr has been quite a success story in recent times. Originally set up by three former eBay executives, Daniel Leffel, Jed Clevenger and Rachel Makool, it's essentially eBay for Facebook.
Unlike the popular auction site, there are no auctions to be seen here. Instead sellers list items at fixed prices in different categories or 'blocks' as the site likes to call it. It's an idea that has proven popular thanks to its Facebook connections making it especially useful for the female demographic that are typically most likely to use the social network. Unlike eBay the fees system also works differently with buyers being charged around ten percent rather than the seller, no doubt proving beneficial to many.
Making Yardsellr a kind of online neighborhood to buy and sell items is a neat touch so it's good to see it spread to the App Store courtesy of the official Yardsellr app.
The app does nearly exactly what any Yardsellr user could want. Currently there's only buying functionality but selling abilities are set to be added in an upcoming update.
For newcomers to the Yardsellr world, it's refreshing to see rather than the impersonal side of selling that eBay offers, Yardsellr has much more of a community spirit with sellers seeming impassioned by the items they're trying to find a new home for. There's also a prevalence of items that will be of great interest to users of selling communities like Etsy with some fantastic hand created bits and pieces being sold alongside more commercially available goods.
Much like the website, it's important to note that Yardsellr is only open to users within the United States. People from other nations had best hope that in the future Yardsellr will be extended further afield. It's great to see something a bit different from the eBay norm flourish so well.
The app is available now for free.