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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.

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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:

WE’RE TELLING THE WORLD ABOUT YOU
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. Send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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