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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1897 - October 16, 2008 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 5

eBay Announces More Changes, No Relist Credits for FP

By Ina Steiner
October 16, 2008

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eBay announced more changes impacting sellers on Wednesday. The company will offer the Subtitle optional upgrade to sellers for free when listing in the Media category. The promotion applies to items with pre-filled item information and lasts through the end of the year.

Beginning October 22, eBay will no longer offer Insertion Fees credits when Fixed Price items are relisted. While the change is due to eBay's new 30-day format, the new policy applies to all fixed-price listings, no matter their duration. Relist credits for Auction-style listings will continue.

eBay is also changing its Gallery Featured optional upgrade. Priced the same, Featured First gives sellers the opportunity for listings to appear in the featured area at the top of the first page of search results, but will not guarantee top placement in search results. "A limited number of Featured First listings are randomly selected to be rotated into the featured area, so there's no guarantee yours will appear."

Other changes include a new look for eBay's Product Pages - the pages you see when you click on "Matching Products" in search results; and eBay is extending Best Match sort to Store Inventory Listings that appear in the search expansion box, which appears when search results surface a limited number of items.


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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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