eBay Adds Designer Sneaker Authentication Feature for Sellers

If you’re a sneaker-head, you likely know how hard it can be to get your hands on a pair of limited-edition sneakers when they release. To get ahead in the sneaker-game, it’s important to start early. When it comes to selling kicks, it just got a bit easier, and that’s thanks to the e-commerce giant, eBay.

eBay shows off their new designer sneaker authentication feature with their NFC-enabled tags.
eBay Adds a New Feature

eBay is known to be the king when it comes down to buying, selling, and even reselling online. The e-commerce consumer is making it even easier to sell your designer and limited-edition sneakers online. Not only that, but they’re making it easier to purchase a pair of these sneakers without having to worry whether or not they’re indeed authentic.

When shopping online, it’s common for people to open their package and discover that it’s not an authentic product, but instead, a dupe. This is most common with luxury or designer brands, especially when it comes to sneakers.

eBay is now saying “goodbye” to fraudulent purchases as they add their new feature, which is the eBay Authenticity Guarantee for sneakers.

What Does the New Feature Entail

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The authenticators for the sneakers will verify the box, along with the sizing labels, the stitching, soles, logos, laces, heel tabs, and more. Once the pair of sneakers is authenticated, the left sneaker will be tagged with a unique NFC-enabled tab that provides thorough and detailed information regarding the pair’s authenticity.

There’s no additional fee for sellers or buyers to have their designer sneakers authenticated through eBay’s experts. The company also covers the cost of three-day shipping from their authenticators to the buyer.

To qualify for use of eBay’s new feature, the shoes have to be sold for at least $150 and be shipped to an address in the U.S. and they can’t be a customized pair.