eBay informed sellers on Friday it will shut down Half.com, its marketplace for books and media listings. HDC, as it is sometimes referred to, is set to close on August 31, 2017, after which it will redirect to eBay.com. “We believe we can provide a greater selling opportunity for our selling community, and a better shopping experience for our buyers, by focusing on the core eBay.com platform,” the company stated.
Here’s the letter eBay sent to Half.com sellers:
This letter is to inform you that Half.com will be closing on August 31, 2017, and you will not be able to sell on the platform following that date. Returns will continue to be processed until October 31, 2017.
We would like to thank you for your support of Half.com – some of you have been with us since we launched in 1999. We have enjoyed being part of your selling journey and wish you ongoing success. For all of your future marketplace needs, visit the eBay Seller Center to learn how to grow your business on eBay.
If you have any questions about this letter, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Half.com Closing FAQ for more details.
The Half.com Team
SOURCE: eBay letter to sellers