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Seller Update: Overview
Keeping eBay a thriving marketplace requires a close partnership between sellers and eBay to give buyers the experience they expect. We continue to invest in driving traffic and buyer loyalty, and we need your help to make buyers happy and keep them coming back. For our part, we're also taking steps to make it easier and more profitable for you to sell.

Changes impacting your listings are now being consolidated with more lead time for you to adapt. These updates are scheduled to take place the week of June 15, 2009.
  1. Easier, more visual shopping to drive more sales
    • New item page rolling out to more buyers. New photo zoom coming later this summer. Get your listings ready now.
    • New eBay product pages surfacing to more buyers. List via product details (formerly called pre-filled item information).
    • New way to list in Fixed Price. Offer all variations of one product—e.g. all colours and sizes—in a single low-cost listing.

  2. Key information to set buyer expectations and help reduce your costs
  3. Other updates to make selling on eBay more efficient
    • Selling Manager FREE for all sellers
    • Bulk editing tools to make it fast and easy to update your listings.
    • Cheques and money orders no longer allowed: As part of our ongoing commitment to improve the customer experience on eBay.ca, we will be moving to an electronic checkout process that's faster and more consistent for sellers and buyers. As part of this move, cheques and money orders will no longer be allowed on eBay.ca. By moving to a paperless payment system that is more consistent with the rest of the ecommerce landscape, Canadian buyers and sellers will have access to the same payment safeguards and enhanced checkout experience that can be found on eBay.com.
See Best Practices and the Seller Checklist for information about how these updates affect you.

Learn more from other sellers and eBay staff in the seller update discussion forum, April 14 and 15.


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