Fall 2015 Seller Update

Empowering Sellers. Accelerating Business.

  • More objective standards
  • A new returns experience
  • Updates to categories and item specifics

Simpler, more objective standards recognize sellers who provide great service

To reflect your level of service and recognize your hard work, performance standards will be more objective

  • The defect rate has been reduced to two measures
  • A new on-time shipping metric will measure shipping performance
  • Feedback and detailed seller ratings won’t count as defects

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Flexible returns help you be more efficient and do business your way

With increased options soon available through your return preferences and policy, you'll be able to customize how you handle returns based on your individual business needs.

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Category changes

Category, item specifics, and catalogue updates will be released this fall to provide a more intuitive buying, selling, and search experience. Check to see if your category is affected and make any necessary updates.

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Product identifier requirement

Starting next year, eBay will extend the product identifier requirement to additional categories and listing types. You’ll get a 90-day advance notice to update your listings. Meanwhile, be sure to add product identifiers to your listings whenever you can to boost visibility.

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Stay on top of these updates

See the timeline for any changes you may need to take action on. You can save on effort by making multiple updates at once whenever you can.

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