The site appeals to every age and is user friendly. The first page is very colorful and has a lot of info on what is offered that day and what is hot on eBay. The most sold items or most searched items appear on the first page and so it makes it easier for people to find for what they are looking for. The site offers high-end graphics and animated pictures for their ads on the site. One of their partners is Skye, which is a communication company over the internet. Their ads are all over eBay. The site makes it more attractive to people to search for their goods with pictures of goods.
The first page has about thirty pictures of items that are most offered that day. Moreover, on the left side it has a bar with categories of items. This one helps people if their do not know what they are looking for and guides them to the specific category. The visual effects and the use of colors make the website more appealing to the average internet user. Download speed. The download speed of the website is very good and it loads pages very fast. Moving from page to page and browsing through the site through the ads and categories of items that are for sale the site is very reliable from the simple page to the most sophisticated pages where flash and Macromedia have been used to build the site. The download speed also depends on the user network speed. The site is very reliable with my connection, which is cable. However, the download speed would not be the same for a user that is using dial up to search the page.
Interactivity Buy – Is the option where people that want to search the database of eBay for merchandise that people are selling. There are people, stores, even corporation that sell on eBay. On eBay everything can be found from services such as, cell phone unlock services to airplane tickets and how to guides.
Sell – Is another option where the sellers need to go to start to enter their products for sale on the eBay database. This option is available to everyone upon registration and confirmation. On eBay everyone can be a seller, you will be able to find people that are selling their goods to the four corners of this planet. Even corporations such as Sears have seen eBay as an growing market for sales and they are one of the many that are power sellers on eBay.
My eBay – Is the personal services dedicated to each client that is registered and confirmed their accounts with eBay. Inside of My eBay information of people’s transactions and recently viewed items it is saved. This is done to facilitate the search of items on eBay. Another thing that is important is customer feedback , this option shows how trustworthy the sellers and the buyers are. It measures peoples trustworthy in a scale of percentage.
eBay Community – Its where everyone from eBay including employees people that buy, people that sell and outsiders to discuss the problems or solutions that they occur while shopping or browsing through eBay. eBay uses this forums to see what people think of the services they offer . They see a chance to improve that’s why they have discussion board’s. All this kind of feedback is priceless to them.
Help – It is the how to guide for eBay. The most used option out of the rest, if you are new to eBay. The database that is used for help has every possible answer that you need to know if you having problems using eBay. There are options to make eBay a more user friendly some options are like: customization , managing accounts , managing selling accounts and many more. But the most interesting out of all is that eBay offers classes on how to run business online on its eBay University. Categories – This is for the people that use eBay on everyday basis to give an idea to people what can they find on eBay. This is an generalization of categories where each product enters a family of products. If people decide to explore this categories it will give the everything that is for sale about that category with some specs that will follow in the next pages.
Search engine tool – This is my favorite option out of all because it saves me time by limiting the categories I have to look for. Just type what you looking for and everything will show. This command works with every thing you type in it , from model numbers to manufactures special item requests. Another thing that helps is that even if someone makes the mistakes while they type , eBay it will give them an option of products that are close to the name that the searcher typed.