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eBay Spring Seller Update 2019 Is Officially Here

eBay Spring Seller Update 2019
eBay Spring Seller Update 2019

The eBay Spring Seller Update for 2019 is officially here. Some of the most noteworthy updates include changes to seller protection policies, Managed Payments, and the GTC Mandate billing process. And buried in the announcement: fee changes for eBay Stores.

Earlier today we posted information about the eBay UK Spring Update on the EcommerceBytes Blog, which upon first glance seems nearly identical to the US Update. In the US, eBay is making changes to its User Agreement, and it announced changes impacting Managed Payments, which is not yet available in the UK.

And what’s a Seller Update without higher fees, and while a hefty hike, this one won’t impact every seller. eBay explains:

“Starting on June 1, 2019, we will increase the final value fee cap for Basic and Premium eBay Stores from $250 to $350. The final value fee cap for Anchor and Enterprise Stores will not change.”

Here is eBay’s summary of the key changes in the Spring Seller Update for users on eBay.com:

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Seller Protections

  • New measures to protect you from buyers who violate eBay policy
  • Reduced search visibility for sellers who use a retailer to ship directly to buyers

Managed Payments

  • PayPal and PayPal Credit methods of payment are now available

Growth Tools

  • Non-Store subscribers now have access to Promoted Listings
  • Best Offer and “Offer to buyers” enhancements in Seller Hub
  • Drive multi-quantity purchases with new Volume Pricing listing and promotion features

Inventory Optimization

  • Category changes and item specifics updates for more intuitive buying, selling, and search experiences
  • Optimize your Home & Garden category listings with recommended item specifics

Marketplace Updates

  • New calendar-month renewal schedule for Good ‘Til Cancelled listings
  • Easily relist cancelled items and remorse returns for single-quantity listings
  • State sales tax exemption is now available to qualified buyers
  • Efficiently track and manage your orders with updated order numbers
  • Final value fee cap and performance standard fee updates

As you parse through the news, please leave a comment on the EcommerceBytes Blog.

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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.

6 thoughts on “eBay Spring Seller Update 2019 Is Officially Here”

  1. So the new Seller Protections are exactly the same as what is supposedly on the books right now. So they are just fluff? They mean absolutely NOTHING. Ebay will never protect a seller over a buyer. Nothing burger update, just lots of empty promises. Same old, same ole. SOP for ebay. Get your attention with new lipstick, same old pig. As stated yesterday, grab your wallet and your ankles, another Update.

  2. Ditto to The End.. I used to sell something here and there I no longer used, it got so pricey and complicated years and years ago, I bagged it. Where do people go now to sell? I don,t even want to support them anymore as a buyer.

  3. When eBay says “new seller protections,” I can’t help but recall that exchange from the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    Brody: Where is the Ark?
    Eaton: I thought we’d settled that. The Ark is somewhere very safe.
    Jones: From whom?
    Brody: The Ark is a source of unspeakable power and it has to be researched!
    Eaton: And it will be, I assure you, Dr Brody, Dr Jones. We have top men working on it right now.
    Jones: Who?!
    Eaton: Top. Men.

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