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:
- 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
- PayPal and PayPal Credit methods of payment are now available
- 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
- Category changes and item specifics updates for more intuitive buying, selling, and search experiences
- Optimize your Home & Garden category listings with recommended item specifics
- 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.