International Performance Standards

Updates to more accurately reflect sellers' sales and performance on and international sites.


Updating how international performance standards are calculated

We’re updating our Global seller performance standards program to help you grow your sales, by levelling the playing field—both locally and internationally.

Currently, seller ratings under the Global seller performance standards program take into consideration sales to all countries around the globe. Starting August 1, 2017, sales to buyers in the United States, United Kingdom (including Ireland), and German (including Austria and Switzerland) regions will be excluded from Global seller performance standards. Sales to these countries will continue to count as before in their respective regional seller standards programs, and there will be no change to the US Top Rated Seller program.

What this means for you

This means that when you sell on—or other international eBay sites that belong to the Global region—and you achieve eBay Top-rated Seller status, your listings will stand out much more in these regions in the future. Sellers in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will no longer have transactions in their own country factored into their Global seller level. This ensures you get the proper credit for the good work you do selling on and other Global sites.

To maintain your Top Rated status in the Global region, you may need to build up your sales to buyers outside of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. To give you time to meet the eligibility requirements, we will continue to offer Top Rated Seller benefits to sellers who are currently Top Rated in the Global region and maintain good performance on sales to that region until February 20, 2018.

If you sell internationally, refer to your seller dashboard to monitor your sales and performance status in each region.

See the FAQs here


International Performance Standards FAQs

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