eBay Adds AR Feature to Its Android App to Help Sellers Choose Which Box to Ship

Helps remove packaging guesswork and estimate shipping costs

After scanning any object on a flat surface, the AR app will help you choose which USPS shipping box the object will fit in. eBay

Most augmented reality activations, especially for smartphones, are consumer-facing; a company is creating a gee-whiz entertaining or educational moment for an audience. But a good part of the potential of AR is practical, using a camera and a computing device to transform the perception of space into a different kind of usable information. And for a company like eBay, the line between a consumer and a producer has never been very firm. Amateurs are proprietors, too.