eBay Germany will begin displaying one of three shipping services to give buyers an indication of how long it would take their items would be delivered. eBay will factor in the processing time as provided by the seller and the shipping time based on shipping method and will display either "Saving Shipping" (4-6 business days); "Standard delivery" (1-3 business days); or "Express Shipping" (1 business day).
(See today's AuctionBytes Newsflash article for more information.)
eBay.com is also planning to implement this policy. Is it a good way to set buyers' expectations about delivery time, or will it lead to problems for sellers? And if eBay sets delivery time prominently in the checkout flow, should sellers be rated on how fast the item gets to the buyer, or only by how fast it took them to get the item into the shipping stream?