GAI will allow eBay sellers to utilize a database of images from its authenticated cards, packs and other memorabilia in an effort to enhance the security of online sales.
Global Authentication has launched advanced image optimization hosting for eBay users which the company says will add another layer of security to the buyers and sellers of sports cards and other memorabilia.
The technology allows the capturing of an image of any authenticated item inside the company’s database. The information can then be used on any Internet auction format where the image of the authenticated item is uploaded keeping the integrity of the finished product. Global Authentication Holdings is one of three companies partnered with eBay to assure buyers that they are purchasing authenticated collectibles and memorabilia
"(It) will make bidding for collectibles online a safer experience," said CEO Bill Dully. "By having the image kept intact on our database, it will instill the highest level of confidence in the buyer that the item is in fact genuine and that Global’s certificates, which come affixed to the hard case, have not been tampered with."
Auctioneers recently approached the management team at Global about working together to find solutions to common problems with respect to online security for its customers who find hard-to-locate and one-of-a-kind memorabilia to purchase through internet purchasing platforms.
Mike Baker, Director or Grading and Authentication at Global, said, "This new technology we are rolling out is one-of-a-kind and will instill additional confidence in our customers who buy and sell their items online each year." Baker added, "It was eBay who challenged the authentication industry with the problem at hand; we at Global Authentication Holdings just happened to respond first with a solution that works for everyone."