|Mon Sept 14 2015 21:00:53|
Changes to eBay User Agreement Impact Sellers
By: Ina Steiner
eBay is making changes to its User Agreement
, and some of the changes have sellers wondering about the impact. The changes, which go into effect for current users on October 28, 2015, were announced today. Here are two sections that are changing that have the most potential to impact sellers:
Listing Conditions: In light of our introduction of the eBay Seller Hub, we updated this section to reflect that we may display information about the commercial performance of your listings to other sellers. Learn more about how our eBay Seller Hub works here. We also added language in this section to indicate that we may remove metatags and URL links included in your listing to improve third party search engine results.
International Buying and Selling; Translation: We added language to this section to indicate that we may automatically translate member-to-member messages into local languages where those translation services are available.
eBay is granting itself permission to edit a seller's listings by removing certain information.
Translating sellers' messages to buyers through automatic translation services could result in errors or misunderstandings.
One reader has already asked what it means when it says eBay can display information about your sales in the new Seller Hub. We've asked eBay - in the meantime, if you look at the screenshot on this page
, you'll see there's a section called, "Study your competitors" along with the ability for sellers to "filter competitors."
Update: eBay spokesperson Ryan Moore confirmed this is the case - he provided a screenshot (you can view it on the Newsflash story). Bottom line, eBay is providing information to other sellers about your selling performance.
If you have questions about whether eBay will be revealing information about your listings in the new Seller Hub, such as listing price or selling price, you might consider asking during Tuesday's eBay Radio broadcast
which is set up to answer questions about the Fall Seller Update.
We've got more about the changes in Tuesday's Newsflash
. Be sure to read the full announcement, and let us know what you think here.