On December 1st, Ebay will launch its first ever store! A small pop up open for 5 days and closing on 5th December. The ebay store that will open on Dean Street which is just off Oxford Circus is not going to be a conventional retail store and will feature a limited selection of products including a display of 200 predicted best sellers, giving you the chance to sample/test them out before buying them as opposed to making a gamble like the current Ebay system.
You’ll get to see everything but will not be permitted to take them home. Rather, customers will make purchases using their smart phones to scan in a QR code on the ticket. The codes will take you directly to their website where you can bag and pay for your item. Clearly an interesting concept although the experience appears to be limited to those who are Ebay users and/or own a smartphone with the QR code scanning functionality.