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eBay Motors enters mobile lane

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An e-tail giant’s automotive marketplace is enabling customers to buy and sell vehicles via mobile app.

eBay Motors is launching an all-new, automotive-focused app in the U.S. for Apple iPhone and Android. Starting Dec. 12, customers can use the free app to list, search and shop for vehicles. Features include a personalized homepage, streamlined listing capabilities, and improved search filters. 

Shoppers can instantly access eBay Motors’ selection of vehicle inventory, while sellers can list their vehicles to eBay’s buyers. When selling a vehicle, the user will be prompted by the app to take a photo of the license plate, which the app will use to automatically populate key details such as make and model, year, and vehicle identification number (VIN). Sellers can also upload images and a video of the vehicle. 

When listing or viewing a vehicle on the new eBay Motors app, images of the vehicle will be automatically organized by artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a listing which eBay says will look like it was created by a mechanic. Buyers can perform featured searches to filter results by attributes such as type of vehicle, cars from favorite movies, or vintage cars that were popular in years past. Shoppers can save search results with a “favorites” feature. 

“eBay Motors is the premier destination for auto enthusiasts and general car buyers looking for great value and selection, and it was our mission to distill those offerings into a functionality-packed app made by car-lovers for car-lovers,” said Ron Jaiven, GM of eBay Vehicles. “With the new launch, we’re serving an elevated experience that is unrivaled in the market for buyers and sellers alike, and is a game-changer in the way users buy and sell cars.”

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