|Mon June 16 2014 21:05:02|
eBay Is Not Retiring the International Site Visibility Feature
By: Ina Steiner
After speculation that eBay might be retiring its International Site Visibility feature, spokesperson Ryan Moore told EcommerceBytes that was not the case.
Today we wrote about confusion among sellers who received emails stating eBay had had to remove International Site Visibility from their listings - see today's Newsflash.
Moore explained, "On June 12th and 13th, customers who created new listings or revised listings were sent an email from eBay regarding the removal of International Site Visibility from their listing. This email was sent in error during a routine system upgrade. There was no actual impact to listings."
eBay will shortly post an announcement on the eBay announcement board, explaining the error and apologizing for any confusion.
In our article, we had also cited eBay's help page where it stated U.S. sellers had two ways to sell internationally on eBay - using the International Site Visibility listing upgrade, for which eBay charges a fee, or listing an item directly on another country's eBay website.
An alert reader pointed out there are actually three ways, the third being to add international shipping option. "The difference is in the sort. There are two sorts on non-US ebay sites. The domestic listings sort first and the international listings sort separately below the domestic listings. (1) and (2) will insert your listing into the first domestic sort and hence will get more eyeballs. (3) will add your listing to the international sort and will come to the attention of persevering searcher only."
eBay's Moore confirmed that there were three ways for U.S. sellers to sell internationally, with the third being to list on U.S. and offer international shipping.