We are pleased to announce that beginning in June 2009, the process of handling PowerSeller discounts will be an automated process for cross-border sellers.
As part of the new process, PowerSellers in Singapore who sell internationally on eBay.com, eBay.co.uk and eBay.de will be aligned with the discount programme from only one eBay site, as long as they have met the eligibility criteria as outlined by each country’s programme and have listed and sold on the respective site. The qualifying criteria and discounts can be found in the following links:
US PowerSeller Incentive Programme
UK PowerSeller Incentive Programme
Germany PowerSeller Incentive Programme
We understand that some PowerSellers may feel that moving forward they are unable to enjoy discounts from several international sites. However, this new process is aimed at improving efficiency and ensuring that our PowerSellers continue to enjoy great discount benefits.
Below are the changes that PowerSellers can expect to see in June:
1. Monthly Automatic Discount Process
All PowerSeller discounts will be deducted automatically from invoices on a monthly basis. It is a big improvement from the current quarterly manual process. PowerSellers will only need to pay the discounted seller fees instead of having to pay the full amount first and wait for a refund at the end of the quarter.
2. Discount Details in Seller Dashboard
The Seller Dashboard will provide discount details such as the site that currently offers the discount as well as its eligibility requirements. This way, PowerSellers can easily keep track of the discount benefits they are entitled to.
3. Flexibility to Choose & Change the Discount Site
PowerSellers can decide which site they prefer to receive discounts from and have it changed by comparing their sales volume on different sites. If you registered as a PowerSeller before April 2009, we will set your default discount site based on your billing record in the past few months. You will receive an email from us telling you what your default site is in early May 2009. If you would like to make any changes, please contact your Account Manager or email our Customer Support at email@example.com.
More information on these changes can be found here.
Thank you for your continuous support.
The eBay Team