Today we are launching a cool, new tool that will make using eBay Classifieds even easier. eBay Classifieds is one of the first sites to integrate with a new registration tool that allows users to easily sign up on eBay Classifieds with their Facebook account. When logged into Facebook, users see a form that is pre-filled with their Facebook information where appropriate. With the addition of the registration tool, eBay Classifieds is broadening users’ social commerce interactions and driving further ad postings and sharing.
What Has Changed?
If you are already signed into Facebook your Facebook profile information will be pre-populated, and you will see a count of friends who have already connected with eBay Classifieds.
Simply click the blue Register button, and voila you have created your eBay Classifieds account as well as connected your new account with your Facebook account.
If you are not already logged into Facebook, you can click the “Log in to prefill the form below with your profile information” link and you will be prompted to sign-in to Facebook. After you do, you’ll see the same thing as a logged in user would see when first visiting the registration page.
If you prefer not to use your Facebook account or don’t have a Facebook account, you’ll be able to enter your name and email address and receive a confirmation email containing a link allowing you to finish the account creation process.
It is important to note that Facebook will not retain any information entered into the registration tool and will securely pass along the information to eBay Classifieds only after the “Register” button is clicked.
After you have created your account, you will be taken to the Account Profile page where you can also choose to auto-share your new ads into your Facebook news feed.
Then on your next visit to eBay Classifieds, simply click the “Sign in” or “Manage my ads” links at the top of any page. If you registered using your Facebook profile or previously connected with Facebook, you’ll be automatically recognized and signed in to your eBay Classifieds account. Otherwise enter your email or nickname and password to sign in.
What Hasn’t Changed?
We left a few things as they were before. If you already have an eBay Classifieds account with a password, you can continue to sign in using that information. Simply click “Sign in” or “Manage my ads” and enter your information as before. You will always have the option to connect with Facebook from your Account Profile page after signing in.
If you still want to manage your ads via email, you can continue to use your ad posting confirmation email or click the “Manage my ads” link at the top of any page. From there enter your email address and the four digit validation code, and then check your email for your link. Users who use this email authentication approach however now have the ability to sign out without closing their browser.
Why are we Doing all of This?
We believe that making things easier for you to register, sign in, post and share ads will get your stuff in front of the most people in the quickest amount of time. By letting us know who you are, especially by signing in with Facebook, we’ll be able to offer you an even more personalized experience. Look for some great new features coming out in the next few months.