16 March, 2011 | 11:30AM GMT
In the first Seller News of 2011 we’re focusing on what’s being done to help you increase sales, and to bring you even more customers by providing you with a better, safer retail experience.
Overview of important changes from May:
Get better value for money
Fee changes for business sellers
We’re simplifying the final value fee structure, making our pricing more transparent. We are also lowering insertion fees for Anchor and Basic Shops.
PowerSeller update: Fee discounts now for only top quality service
The fee discount currently given to Above Standard PowerSellers will be retired. Only eBay Top-rated sellers who offer the best service continue to get up to 30%
discount on final value fees.
Listing Analytics: More features added to increase visibility and sales
We’re adding new features to our Listing Analytics application to give you more comprehensive picture to help improve your listings’ performance and sales.
Site updates to increase sales
Item specifics required in Fashion – help increase sales
Item specific details will be required for new listings in Fashion from May. More buyers are searching and browsing clothes, shoes and accessories by key details such as style, size, brand, condition and type.
List with a matching product in Electronics
Sellers listing in certain Electronics categories must list with a matching product from the eBay catalogue.
More detailed item condition description values required in Media categories
We’re introducing more detailed values for item condition listings in selected media categories to help reduce unnecessary buyer questions and returns.
Policy and other changes
Duplicate listings to be removed
Duplicate fixed price listings will be automatically ended.
Read the Seller News for May 2011. A summary of important changes and key dates can be found in our seller checklist. For questions and comments, join the discussion on the special discussion board we've set up.
The eBay Team