Serving 60,000 sellers from 150+ countries, you can imagine how many feature requests we get on a daily basis.
These vary from highly relevant / popular requests such as – “Automatically advertise my listings on Facebook” or “Develop integrations with other listing solutions” all the way to esoteric requests such as – “Why don’t you develop a feature to allow me to easily copy listings from my eBay competitors with one click?”
We document all these feature requests, and our development road-map is very much aligned around customers’ feedback.
The more a specific feature is requested, the higher it goes up the priority list, here’s a sneak peak at a part of that looong list –
By prioritizing features according to the users’ requests, we’re able to ensure we solve the biggest needs and pains first.
We had many more challenges on our plate such as – how to make sure that, regardless if the seller has 100 or 100,000 live eBay listings, the gallery will be applied fast to all of them? or ‘How do we ensure that the items in the gallery refresh regularly, regardless of the fact that we can’t use active content?
But then we figured – Elon Musk and Space X are building a company to expand humanity to Mars and beyond, why don’t we try to build an active content free cross-sell gallery?
The team behind the feature
Today (April, 2017) CrazyLister’s development team consists of 5 people in total – 3 developers, one user experience expert and one QA engineer.
The man chosen to lead the task was Michael Mendlway, who actually didn’t have any photos online until this post! (Yes, he doesn’t even have photos on his abandoned Facebook account!)
Ladies and gentleman, allow me to present… Michael!
Michael – software engineer
Michael was assisted by the rest of the development team – Or, Semi, Hadar and Eden.
Eden – software engineer
Or – CTO
Hadar – QA engineer
Semi – UX expert, VP product
The development and technology
You’ll have to take my word for it – the team literally worked day and night on this feature.
Or, the CTO, challenged the team to meet a seemingly impossible deadline for a beer & burger reward.
It’s amazing what highly talented people will do for a burger…
I’ll save you from the technical details behind building the cross-sell gallery and just say that we utilized the world’s most popular cloud solution – AWS (Amazon web services).
The technology the team used to build this feature was so revolutionary that Amazon offered us to write a guest post for their blog, sharing how exactly we managed to build this.
Ever since it’s initial introduction in Feb 2017, the cross-sell gallery quickly became one of the most widely used features by CrazyLister users.
Thousands of eBay sellers added the gallery to millions of eBay listings.
I could have just introduced the cross-sell gallery, tell you about the benefits of adding it to your listings, and why it was one of the most highly anticipated and requested features we ever built. However, in this case, the feature is so easy to understand and implement, that it doesn’t really need any further explanation.
The development team has done such an amazing job that this post is dedicated to them – as a thank you and a token of appreciation and admiration on behalf of the CrazyLister users and myself
Did I say the cross-sell gallery is 100% FREE for all eBay sellers?
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