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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1658 - November 06, 2007 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 3

eBay Gives Some Help to Stores for the Holidays

By Ina Steiner
November 06, 2007

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eBay is increasing the number of Store Inventory listings that display in the Store Inventory Expansion area in core search results, though it is not changing the criteria for when that area is displayed. Now, when a buyer's keyword-search returns fewer than 30 auction-style or fixed price listings, eBay will display up to 50 Store Inventory items - an increase from the current maximum of 30 listings.

eBay said it would also display Gallery images next to Store listings in the Store Inventory Expansion area. The Gallery feature for Store Inventory costs 1 cent, and normally does not display in the Store Inventory Expansion area. In a related announcement, eBay is making the Gallery feature for core listings free through December 12. (http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y07/m11/i05/s01) Gallery adds a thumbnail photo next to listings in the search results pages and normally costs 35 cents for core listings.


About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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