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eBay Ends Dry Spell with New Seller Promotion

eBay is running a promotion in which eligible sellers can list up to 1,000 auction or fixed-price listings and pay no insertion fees. The invitation-only offer comes during what for many sellers was a promotions dry-period.

Sellers must first activate the promotion before receiving promotional rates. Existing limits on seller accounts apply, and the promotion excludes listings with 1-day or 3-day duration.

In addition, sellers should note that for listings with Good Til Cancelled duration, the promotional rate only applies to the initial listing; eBay spells out in the terms: “renewals will count toward your monthly listing allotment if available, or will be charged the standard insertion fee rates.”

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“A thousand listings, as long as they are done over 4 days. The insanity continues,” wrote one EcommerceBytes reader who received the invitation. “No deal for the seller of one of a kind items.”

Readers interested in eBay free-listing promotions may wish to peruse the comments in a recent Letter to the Editor.

The current promotion kicked off on March 9 and runs through March 14, 2016. All other fees apply, see your invitation for details and restrictions.

Update: eBay is also running a promotion in which invited sellers can list up to 600,000 new listings “per month” that runs from March 4 – 31st. (One seller noted on the eBay boards it started on March 1st for them.)

It’s called “B2C Growth Zero Insertion Fee Promo eBay.com and Motors P&A.” However, the link in the invitation went to a page that said the promotion started on January of 2015 and ran through March 31, 2016.

When you receive invitations to seller promotions, please send them along so we can share the information.

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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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