If you’re someone who sells stuff on eBay from time to time, you know that sometimes choosing the right box size can be tricky. This is because shipping companies charge based on the size/weight of the box, meaning that if you can choose the right packaging, you could potentially save on cost there.

The good news is that eBay has recently updated its app where it will now leverage Google’s ARCore framework where it will now use augmented reality (AR) to gauge the size of the item you’re planning on shipping and suggest the right box size for it. As you can see in the image above, the app will be able to let users select from different box sizes and see how it looks like, which in turn takes out some of the guesswork involved.

According to eBay mobile head James Meeks, “By coupling Google’s ARCore platform with premiere AR technology built at eBay, we are continuing to make the selling experience more seamless. This technology is just one example of the types of innovation we’re working on to transform eBay.”

For those who are interested and have a compatible device, the updated eBay app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store. The company also stated that there are plans to extend similar functionality to the iOS version of the app using Apple’s ARKit, but no mention on when that will happen.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android, Apps, Augmented Reality (AR) and Ebay.

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