March 22, 2017

Getting the Look with a Personal Shopping Assistant

Sydne Style shows how to use ebay shopping tool shopbot for personal online stylistIn today’s Inspired By column, instead of showing you how I’m inspired by a celebrity look, I’m bringing you a new way to shop the items that inspire you. eBay just came out with a new personal shopping assistant called eBay Shop Bot. It’s a really cool tool where you take or upload a photo of an item that you’re coveting and chat with a virtual assistant on Facebook Messenger to find the exact or similar item to purchase online.

Here’s the gist:

  • Download the Facebook Messenger app
  • Add “eBay Shopbop” as a friend
  • Take a photo of an item you are interested in buying (you can take a picture of something a celebrity is wearing in a magazine or an item a friend is wearing over lunch!)
  • Chat with your personal eBay shopping assistant about sizing, pricing and colors to get customized options
  • Heart your favorites to compare then buy!

Sydne Style shows pretty places in la at downtown walt disney music hallI tried out the tool with these cool sunglasses and found an amazing vintage pair on eBay. A few tips when using the tool: 1. Try to photograph the item on a clean background. And 2. Customize a size profile so you can get the exact results you’re looking for. Simply input your sizes under your profile and press save. The more you use the app, the more the shopping assistant learns about you to suggest the ideal pieces.

Sydne Style provides a tutorial on how to use ebay new shopping app shopbot on facebook messengerSydne Style provides a tutorial on how to use ebay new shopping app shopbot on facebook messenger with online shopping assistant

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Sydne Style wears the cold shoulder trend for spring in h&m gingham topSydne Style wears the gingham trend for spring in h&m check print topSydne Style wears the embroidered jeans trend in express rose denimSydne Style shows pretty pink flowering trees in LAPhotos by Michelle Kyle

Top: H&M (on sale!) also like this one
Jeans: Express
Belt: Express
Rings: Kendra Scott
Bag: Chanel
Shoes: INC

Nails: Essie Gel Couture “Hold the Position”

*Thank you to eBay and Style Coalition for partnering on this post. 

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  1. Louis Dupond commented:
    Published 3.24.17 Reply
  2. The Budget Babe commented:

    This is so cool, I’m testing it out now! Also I never would have thought to pair gingham with those rose jeans but it’s the perfect combination!

    Published 3.25.17 Reply

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