Live Shopping for Collectibles now Available on eBay
Will this be something eventually implemented into the Metaverse?
Over the weekend, eBay announced its launch of eBay Live. eBay Live will be a dedicated shopping platform that gives people a way to browse and purchase products in a live, interactive environment. This will most likely become a metaverse implementation (this is a joke guys… chill.), but the new beta technology works to combine entertainment with purchasing.
The first series of eBay Live will offer a selection of rare trading cards.
“eBay has always been the original home for trading cards and collectibles. As the collector community grows, we’re offering a new live platform that combines an engaging environment with incredible ease, allowing our community to come together over shared interests and merchandise. Currently in beta, eBay Live will deliver a more streamlined, entertaining, and sophisticated way for our community to connect, buy and sell.”
Dawn Block, VP of Collectibles, said.
eBay Live will be accessible through the eBay app and those who consider themselves enthusiasts will be able to interact with sellers in a chat and through reaction buttons. This is done in hopes to bring a higher level of entertainment to shopping and also provides individuals the opportunity to buy any of the cards directly on the live streamed auctions.
“We are always looking for new ways to connect with our fellow collectors. eBay has always provided us with the incredible reach of a global platform, and their eBay Live beta technology now gives us the opportunity to highlight our offering in a more personal, meaningful way.”
Jess Mineo, head of Bleecker Trading, said.
“As an avid collector, I love that eBay continues to push the envelope to provide the best possible experience. eBay’s constant rollout of new offerings – Authenticity Guarantee for trading cards, the eBay vault, and now eBay Live beta –- has been absolutely game-changing.”
DJ Skee, a card collecting enthusiast on the site, said.