eBay Expands Scan To List For Non-Sports Trading Cards To Canada
eBay has announced the Scan To List feature for collectible card games is now available for sellers in Canada.
Trading card sellers in Canada have a new way to add listings in half the time as before, with the image scan tool for listing collectible card games.
The new tool streamlines listing for select collectible card games, enabling sellers to simply scan a card from the eBay app and create a draft listing, complete with pre-filled listing details.
To use the tool:
- Open or download eBay’s app from an iOS or Android mobile device or tablet. Start your listing by typing a game name into the search bar (e.g., “Magic the Gathering”). When prompted, select “Tap to search with your camera.”
- Point your camera at the card and hold to scan the card’s image. A list of possible matches will pop up, showing details that include game name, card title, card set, card number, rarity, card type, power and more.
- Tap the correct (or closest) match to pre-populate your listing with all of the card details.
- Add photos, the card condition, price and shipping to complete your listing.
The tool is currently available for Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokémon cards, with the goal of adding additional functionality as the tool rolls out.
Scan To List originally rolled out to US sellers back in April 2021, so it's a bit surprising it took over a year to expand availability to Canada.
It's also more than a bit disappointing that over a year later, it still only supports Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokémon cards.
Sellers have been begging eBay to include sports trading cards since this feature was first announced and have been told it's "on the roadmap" but have been given no timeframes or hints at when that may be.
Meanwhile, scrappy startup CollX just hit the 200,000 user mark for their competing sports card scanning app.
eBay will also be going head to head against Whatnot with live stream shopping events from The National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City next week.
That would be an amazing opportunity for eBay to announce Scan To List expansion to sports cards - will CEO Jamie Iannone's tech-led reimagination hit a home run or strike out?