Sellers, get ready for changes ahead - eBay executives are preparing to discuss seller updates in 2 weeks in what appears to be the first of its twice-yearly Seller Updates.
eBay will discuss a range of updates in a 1-hour seller check-in on February 24th, which is the typical date around which eBay announces its Spring update. According to the agenda, executives will cover the following:
Marketplace updates: eBay Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Seller Community Andrea Stairs
Seller updates: Director of Seller Engagement and Community, Rebecca Michals
eBay Inc updates: Senior Vice President and General Manager of eBay North America
Seller experience demos: Vice President, Head of Seller Experience Harry Temkin
Managed payments updates: Senior Director of Payment Services Keala Gaines
Customer service updates: Senior Director of Customer Experience Hazel Mitchell
eBay inevitably announces changes between announcements despite its commitment to consolidate them. Some of the changes eBay made since its last Seller Update on September 9, 2020, include a major policy change on who can sell "certified" refurbished goods, and a change in how sellers must pay Store fees when enrolled in Managed Payments.
Some changes were category-specific, such as a new shipping option called eBay Standard Envelope (trading cards); new rules around selling sneakers; fee changes in Business & Industrial; and a change to eBay's policy around returns for certain collectible trading-card categories.
eBay also notified some sellers it would lift restrictions on coins and bullion for those enrolled in Managed Payments effective January 25, but it subsequently said
it would begin letting some
sellers list in the Coins, Paper Money and Bullion categories beginning February 1st and would add other sellers in stages through March 9th.
Let us know what changes you think eBay will announce in 2 weeks!