eBay has today announced a new image detection feature to help collectible card sellers quickly identify and list their cards for sale on the platform.
This new feature will involve sellers using the eBay app and its photo recognition software to identify the card being sold and then match it to existing listings already in the eBay catalog to speed up the listing process. For now, the feature is only available for Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards but with more anticipated in the future.
You can see the full announcement from eBay here:
“eBay is the premier destination for trading card and collectible card game (CCG) enthusiasts globally because our marketplace offers multiple ways to buy and sell. In fact, during the first quarter of 2021, trading cards sales on eBay brought in over $1 billion USD and buyers in the category doubled during the same time period. As a leader in the Trading Cards segment, we’re continuously innovating and reinvesting in our platform to deliver a seamless and secure experience that empowers sellers today and inspires future generations of card collectors tomorrow.
We have now taken listings of collectible card game cards to a whole new level. We know that listing individual cards can be time-consuming. To help you list your trading cards more quickly and efficiently, we created an image detection feature that’s now available in the eBay app for collectible card games like Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards.
Powered by computer vision technology, our image detection feature scans single cards and automatically pre-fills most listing details. Simply confirm the correct card and pre-filled details, add your own photos, and publish your listing. It’s that easy. Later this year, more card categories will be added to the feature.
A faster way to list your CCG cards
- Open the eBay app. Tap “List an item” to start your listing, type (upper or lower case) “MTG” or “Magic the Gathering,” “Pokemon,” or “YuGiOh” and select “Tap to search with your camera.”
- Point your camera at a card. Computer vision detects your card and matches your scan to possible results.
- Select your match. Key listing item specifics and title are automatically prefilled. Complete your listing with your own photos, price, shipping details, and condition.
Please note that there may be multiple variations of your card. Make sure the result selected in the app is correct or make any necessary changes in the item specifics before you publish your listing.“
For more information on this new feature you can check out the dedicated ‘Scan to List’ page or watch the YouTube video below.
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