I have used eBay for many years now, both for selling and buying various items for myself and my house – and as such was really excited to be asked by them to try out a brand new feature they were launching before it hit the site.
This feature is something that I really feel will help people to get the most out of the site, by giving you a much more personalised experience, and one that can help create a more organised way of shopping and searching for things (which obviously appealed for me for this blog and my readers!).
This new feature is called “Collections”.
I mostly use eBay to hunt for unique items for my house – and when I am looking for things for a specific project (redecorating or an organising project of course!) I take a look there to see whats available.
What hasn’t been possible until now though, is to be able to group the things I find together. So, when eBay said that this was soon to be available in their Collections feature, I was eager to give it a go.
Why would you want to group items?
I would love to group items together for the main reason that seeing everything as a whole – and how they work together for a room scheme or a project etc…. would be so much easier than having to bookmark each one and flick through them every time.
Think of the possibilities:-
- See accessories and furniture for a room that you are working on – and whether they all work together successfully
- Gathering items required for a specific project such as organising a room (!) or setting up a home office etc…
- Grouping ideas for presents for different people/occasions etc…
- Creating outfits from different clothes available
Basically it can help you to solidify your ideas, and create a virtual shopping list as you go!
How do you create Collections in eBay?
You can create Collections very simply.
When you find a product you like, simply click on it to look at all the details.
In the main box at the top, where the price is – you will be used to seeing the option “Add to Watch List” – where you can watch items to ensure you don’t miss the auction end date and time. Directly underneath this is the new option “Add to Collection”.
If you click on the “Add to Collection” you will be given a choice of all the collections you currently have, or whether you want to create a new collection.
Its really that simple!
How did I use eBay collections?
I decided to use my collections to group things together for organising specific areas of the home – after all – it was the organised thing to do!
I looked at the house room by room, focusing specifically on items that would really help to get each space more organised, and I have even gone for more specific areas as well such as “out and about”, “paperwork” and “clothes”.
The process of using the collections meant that I could find things that would work well together, and easily be able to find what I needed when I needed it as I had organised the collections in that way.
Putting the items together was great fun, and helped me to see what was available – I found a few items that inspired me for future blog posts as well which was a bonus!
If you’d like to see collections in more detail – then I have shown screenshots below of each of the collections I have made – and if you want to take a further look then just click on the pictures.
I hope you have fun taking a look around – and also get inspired if you are doing any organising projects at the moment!
What do I love about Collections?
Having used collections for a few weeks now, I have really fallen for them, and what they are capable of doing for you if you use eBay regularly – here are my reasons to love them:-
- They make your experience within eBay much more personalised
- You can see everything you like within your own collections
- Even items that have sold or ended will show up in your collection, so you have a record of it and can search for similar (rather than losing it entirely)
- You can share your collections with others, and equally, you can find collections from others that may inspire you!
So – you’ve seen what’s possible – what would use eBay Collections for? I’d love to know so why not leave a comment below – thanks in advance!
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