Update 5/4/18: Sellers are reporting problems with this promotion, see comments below and proceed carefully when dealing with this eBay promotion. Another Update: See WebInterpret’s response on the EcommerceBytes Blog.
eBay sent an invitation to sellers touting “Zero fees on 3000 international listings” as part of a deal with third-party firm Webinterpret. “Reach more buyers around the world,” eBay advised sellers in the invitation.
“Sell Worldwide With Zero Fees – Let Webinterpret expand your reach on international eBay sites, and pay no fees on 3,000 listings. (See terms).”
It went on to say that Webinterpret means simple international sales, calling it, “Your free solution for translating listings, converting prices, and updating inventory across eBay sites worldwide.”
One reader who forwarded the promotion was quite confused about what exactly eBay was offering in the promotion. “It is not well explained. Nor implemented. (so, this is a surprise???) Is EBAY giving me 3000 free listings? Is Webinterpret giving me 3000 listings free of THEIR fees? Both?”
According to the terms of the promotion, invited sellers who participate in the promotion by listing on one or more of six international sites (www.eBay.co.uk, www.eBay.de, www.eBay.fr, www.eBay.it, www.eBay.es and www.eBay.com.au) will pay no insertion fees and no final value fees on up to 3,000 listings per site during the 30-day promotion:
“This Promotion will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 00:00:01 PT (12:00 AM plus one second), and will end on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 23:59:59 PT (11:59 PM plus 59 seconds) (the “Promotion Period”). Items that are listed on at least one of the six eligible sites will receive the promotion for a 30 day period. After the 30 day period has elapsed, the seller is responsible to remove the listings on all sites otherwise incur the applicable charges associated with each site. eBay will not be held responsible for charges incurred after the promotion period.”
The promotion is not applicable to sellers in the eBay Global Shipping Program. Be sure to read all of the details and restrictions if you received the invitation.