|Tue Sept 27 2016 17:06:53|
Is eBay Planning to Reduce TRS Discount?
By: Ina Steiner
A reader sent us the following email with a screenshot showing eBay advertising a reduced TRS discount. We sent an inquiry to eBay and have yet to hear back.
"I just received my weekly activity report from eBay and while I'm already a top rated seller, I couldn't help but notice it reads: "TIP Once you're an eBay Top-rated Seller, you'll increase your visibility in Best Search results and get a 10% discount on your final value fees.""
The seller wondered the report indicated eBay could be planning to reduce the discount Top Rated Sellers receive on eligible listings. "Could it be the previous 20% TRS FVF discount is being reduced? The eBay web site still says 20%," he noted.
Have you checked your weekly activity report from eBay? Let us know what you see.
If it does reduce the discount, it would be the equivalent of a big fee increase for some eBay sellers - but don't panic yet - we'll update this post once we hear back from eBay.
Update 9/28/16: eBay spokesperson Ryan Moore has pinpointed the source of the confusion. "The 10% TRS reference was specific to those customers in UK and Germany, where that is the current discount rate. We'll make that more clear in subsequent emails sent to this group."