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eBay Runs Promotion to Encourage Auction Listings

eBay is running a promotion to encourage sellers to list auctions – however, you must receive an invitation in order to participate.

Invited sellers will be able to list up to 100 auction listings per day for a week and pay no insertion fees. Auction and auction with Buy It Now are included. 5, 7, and 10-day listing durations are included – and in this case, eBay will waive the optional 10-day duration fee.

All existing selling limits as well as category and item limits apply. Eligible sellers will receive an invitation via email or through a message in their My eBay account.

The promotion kicks off on October 15 and runs through October 21, 2014. One seller noted the irony of the email invitation displaying a large “6 days only” graphic while describing a 7-day promotion. Another seller wrote, “This is the first time in quite a while that eBay’s sent an email before the promotion starts. Lately, they’ve been sending the emails a day or two after. I only find out the promos have started by logging in to My eBay. So that’s refreshing!”

In addition to advertising the seller free-listing promotion, the email also advised sellers to “Get even more from an eBay Store” and informed them about the new marketing campaign eBay is running:

See the new global campaign
In our biggest campaign yet, we show buyers that whatever inspires them can be instantly shoppable on eBay. Get ready for a successful holiday season.

Sellers invited to participate in the promotion should note that all other fees apply, see eBay’s invitation for details and restrictions.

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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.