eBay 2018 Fall Seller Update Summary

Here is the summary for eBay’s 2018 Fall Seller Update. Read all the details from eBay.

Most of these changes take effect on September 15, 2018, so you’ll still have a few days before the changes.

Marketplace Updates

  • Opt into providing your customer service phone number to customers viewing your listing on desktop computers. Find this setting under “Manage communication with buyers”
  • Ability to participate in Managed Payments if you received an invitation
  • Use HTTPS content to list your items. “New,” “relist,” “sell similar,” and “sell one like this” with non-secure HTTP will not submit properly
  • Fee increases:
    • Feature fee for Reserve Price increased to the greater of $5 or 7.5%
    • Reserve fee cap raised from $100 to $250
    • Some Business & Industrial categories will remain at a flat fee of $5
    • Feature fee for Subtitle will increase from 50¢ to $1 for listings with 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10-day listings up to $150
      • From $1 to $3 for listings more than $150
      • For 30-day Good ‘Til Cancelled listings with an item price of more than $150, the feature fee increased to $6
    • Feature fee for Value Pack increased from 65¢ to $1.15 for listings with 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10-day listing durations for up to $150
      • From $1.30 to $3.15 for items more than $150
      • For 30-day Good ‘Til Cancelled listings with items more than $150, the feature fee is increased to $6.50
    • Starting October 14, 2018: Insertion fee credits for auction-style listings that sell will be exclusive to US and Canadian Store subscribers with Basic, Premium, Anchor, and Enterprise store subscriptions. Starter and non-Store sellers will not receive these credits
    • Final Value Fees for Books, Music, and DVDs & Movies will increase from 9.15% to 12% for Store sellers and 10% to 12% for non-Store sellers
      • Records category will remain the same at 9.15% for Store sellers and 10% for non-store sellers

Inventory Optimization

  • New categories required for product-based shopping experience
  • Starting October 15, 2018: Changes to “New other,” “Open box,” and “Like new” item condition labels and definitions
  • Reduction in Final Value Fees in some Business & Industrial categories
    • Heavy Equipment
    • Commercial Printing Presses
    • Food Trucks & Concession Trailers
  • Required “Make” for every listing in Heavy Equipment categories
  • Include quantities for Wheel listings

eBay 2018 Fall Seller Update Product Categories

Service Metrics & Shipping

  • Service metrics and peer benchmarks available in Seller Hub
  • Starting October 1, 2018: High rates of “Item Not As Described” (INAD) may increase Final Value Fees by an additional 4% in affected categories
  • Starting November, 1, 2018: High rates of “Item Not Received” (INR) may be subject to extended delivery estimates in affected categories
  • Sellers will not be evaluated prior to June 1, 2018
  • Starting September 10, 2018: Upload tracking in order to appeal INR claims
  • New eBay Shipping Labels

That’s it for eBay’s 2018 Fall Seller Update! Check out eBay’s 2018 Summer Seller Update if you missed it.