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eBay Tries to Draw in New Sellers with June Promo

eBay Tries to Draw in New Sellers with June Promo

eBay is enticing new sellers with a special promotion this month. A seller posted a screenshot of the invitation they received on the eBay seller discussion board.

The promotion invitation, dated June 16, sports the subject line “No selling fees for new sellers! The email starts off:

“Try selling! It’s totally free. Make extra cash with no selling fees for new sellers.”

It continues: “List by 6/30. Valid on up to 5 sales. Auction-style listings must sell within first listing period; Buy It Now and fixed price listings must sell before the listing is automatically renewed.”

Unfortunately for the seller, they received the invitation on a dormant account but were unable to get through the verification process, they wrote on their post on the eBay board.

Let us know if you’re receiving promotions as a buyer or a seller from eBay or other selling platforms.

Update 6/29/20: eBay posted an announcement about the promotion on its blog.

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5 thoughts on “eBay Tries to Draw in New Sellers with June Promo”

  1. 1) 50,000 free listings
    2) Bonus shipping supplies coupons
    3) A new…REDUNDANT…seller survey
    4) Impending Wenig scandal fallout
    5) NOW…new seller incentives

    All within 3 months…can you say desperate?
    Gotta wonder how the MP sign-ups are going…I’ve gotten my 3rd notice.,

    1. Hello! I am sending out all my items by USPS FLAT RATE ENVELOPES @$6.94. I had 8 packages go missing by first class mail since the Pandemic and I learned my lesson. I have not had even one Priority Envelope get lost. However, I sent to the Post Office and I received in about one week the forms for filling out “Priority Mail Lost Packages” insurance. I figured they would at least loose one or two.
      Filling out these forms online is a nightmare. The Post office does not want to pay out their obligation for loosing packages so they make it as hard as possible. Thanks

  2. Only stupid people are still selling anything at this point, unless you have your own private fleet of delivery vans or are willing to use FedEx or UPS at a higher cost. US Postal Service workers are refusing to work and sellers are having their packages stuck. Amazon-trained buyers are still expecting their items in what, 3 days or something? They bitch to eBay and guess what? eBay forces sellers to refund these impatient buyers for “Item Not Arrived” even though tracking says these packages have already been sent out and are just stuck at USPS’ mega distribution centers. Then just a few days later, packages get delivered to buyers. Now the whiners get to keep your refund money and your items too. Bad buyers win. You lose!

  3. What’s the point of selling when eBay refuses to support the sellers due to circumstances beyond the sellers’ control? (USPS “soft strike”)

  4. List. Earn Cash. Ship.

    Amazingly similar to Mercari’s Simple Instructions:

    Sell it. Ship it. Get paid. (But then – On Mercari – You do get paid)

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