Offered in collaboration with Sneaker Con, the Ebay sneaker authentication service helps to verify kicks valued at over US$100. This development comes weeks after Ebay announced “Authenticy Guarantee“, a verification for luxury watches that resell for over US$2,000.
The sneaker verification process will be similar to that offered on other platforms. Here’s how it works:
As to why a partnership with Sneaker Con? The sneaker convention, known for its zero-tolerance policy for the sale of fakes, has successfully incorporated a sneaker authentication service at their events. This partnership will allow Ebay to tap into Sneaker Con’s innovation and expertise where it comes to verifying the legitimacy of sneakers.
Ebay’s sneaker authentication service rolls out this month, but will only be available to transactions within the United States. The e-commerce platform plans to make the service available to all global sneaker sales over US$100 by 2021.
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