According tomedia reports, today (October 12, local time), eBay announced for the first time a “sneaker certification program.” The operation of the project system will require initial certification by an independent team of industry experts, with the aim of gaining additional trust in some of the most valuable shoes as they pass through the auction process. In the past, eBay was largely a trust-based system.
In fact, eBay has been notorious for allowing the sale of problematic products for years. Since eBay is the first and largest of its kind, it often makes mistakes when looking for the best way to achieve rules, regulations, and technical means for a particular purpose.
Now, eBay’s new sneaker certification program shows off a good seed. For collectors and investors, sneakers seem to be an insanity source of interest and value, and eBay hopes to take the opportunity to raise its level.
The service will be launched this month in partnership with SneakerCon. During the certification process, SneakerCon certifiers use a comprehensive list of product specifications to confirm the legality and quality of the product. This eBay certification system confirms the consistency of each product list, performs a physical check, and attachs a special eBay label to the certification.
The process goes both ways. If the seller decides to return the returned item, the returned item must also go through the certification center to ensure that the returned item is intact.
Although this is the first time a sneaker has been certified on eBay, the auction house recently actually launched a similar watch certification process. In September, eBay launched a certification service for all watches over $2,000.