20 August, 2008 | 11:30AM BST
We’re making major improvements to the way Buy It Now and Shops work on eBay.co.uk. These changes will come into effect from September 24th 2008.
If you already own a Shop, list lots of Buy It Now items or want to grow your business, we strongly advise you find out more about these improvements and what you can do to make the most of them for your business.
Find out more about the changes: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/buyitnow08
Buy It Now
Buy It Now listings will last up to 30 days, giving your listing more chance of selling by trebling the maximum exposure time from 10 days.
The insertion fee for Buy It Now listings will be the same fee, whatever the price of the item:
40p (20p in media category, different pricing applies to the Vehicles category)
Insertion fees as low as 1p will be available to Shop owners.
If you have lots of items you want to list using Buy It Now, open one of our improved Shops to get much lower insertion fees.
Our new Shops are designed to give sellers more opportunities to offer more stock on eBay, and to enjoy a lower upfront cost - as low as 1p depending on what level Shop subscription you choose.
All items listed through a Shop will appear in main search results. This means Shop Inventory Format will no longer be available as a listing format.
What do I do now?
Four essential steps to making the most of improved Buy It Now and Shops
If you list lots of Buy It Now items, own a Shop, want to grow your business or offer your entire inventory on eBay.co.uk at lower cost, follow our ‘four essential steps’ to understand how these improvements will affect you and how you can make the most of them.
- Sign up for the right Shop and get even lower insertion fees
- Take advantage of cheaper multiple-item and Good ‘Til Cancelled listings
- Get the best placement in search results with good products, great prices and Featured First
- Keep delivering great service to buyers
Read more about four essential steps to making the most of improved Buy It Now and Shops: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/buyitnow08
Why are we making these improvements?
Buyers and sellers have been telling us they want more choice in how they shop and how they sell. As well as the magic of auctions, many buyers increasingly want the convenience of being able to buy a great item, at a great cost, instantly. These improvements now mean sellers have the opportunity to meet this demand and grow their businesses.
Thanks for your continued support in making eBay such a vibrant marketplace to buy and sell.
The eBay Team