EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2971 - January 03, 2013     2 of 4

eBay Runs Sale for UK Business Sellers for a Change

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eBay UK is running a promotion for Store owners next week. It's the first promotion targeted at business sellers in a long time - eBay usually runs promotions for casual sellers.

The promotion allows business sellers with Basic or Featured Stores to list up to 50,000 fixed-price listings for free (no insertion fees) in eligible categories.

The promotion runs from January 7 - 11, 2013 (local UK time) and applies to Fixed Price 30 day or Good 'til Cancelled (GTC) format on

eBay explained that business sellers would automatically receive zero Insertion Fees when they list, re-list or renew items in Fixed Price 30 day or GTC formats through the Sell Your Item Form, eBay Seller Tools, eBay Mobile apps and most third-party tools.

Sellers must be registered as resident in the UK and own either a Basic or Featured store during the promotional period. Business sellers whose accounts do not meet eBay's minimum seller performance standards are not eligible to participate in this promotion.

Sellers who registered on eBay after March 15, 2011 or have not listed any items for a while may have a selling allowance of 10 items per month or of 650 pounds per month, whichever is reached first. All other fees apply, see eBay UK website for details and restrictions.

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