By: Ina Steiner
Senior Architect at eBay David Van Couvering discovered a way to get items delivered faster – by filtering search results by distance.
Van Couvering, who joined eBay in 2020, makes the point that delivery speed can be a major factor in purchasing decisions – though there are other important considerations, including price, ease-of-use, and buyer protection.
Readers are savvy at buying and selling on eBay, and we’re curious what they think of filtering search results by distance.
In fact, eBay has numerous ways to filter search results. Do you filter search results when shopping eBay? Which filters do you find useful? And how does that compare to other shopping sites and marketplaces?
Is it your experience that distance is a factor in Best Match sort? What are the pros and cons of such a practice?
Finally, please share your helpful hacks for finding items on eBay, and what do you wish shoppers would know that would help give your listings better exposure?