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2018 Spring Seller Update

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Last Edited 10:19:54 AM

We are creating a more personalized, intuitive, and easy-to-navigate shopping experience to help buyers find what they want quickly and easily. In our 2018 Spring Seller Update, we’re meeting buyers expectations with a product-based shopping experience, and tools to simplify selling and support your growth.


Inventory Optimization

Product-based listing with the eBay catalog, new fee structure for multi-category listings, & category and item specifics updates.

  • Start using the eBay catalog when you list.
  • Starting April 10, 2018, new category changes will go into effect.
  • List your items in one “best fit” category.

Shipping Enhancements

eBay Guaranteed Delivery will be available to more sellers, and a more intuitive shipping label printing and purchasing experience.

  • Starting in March 2018, eBay Guaranteed Delivery will be available to more sellers.
  • This summer, purchase and print labels with our new eBay shipping labels experience.

Growth Tools

Enhanced pricing guidance, more placements and reporting for promoted listings, and new seller metrics.

  • Later this year, we will expand our enhanced pricing guidance to more listings, and new Marketplace Insights API will be available to third-party providers and high-volume sellers.
  • Starting in March 2018, promoted listings placements will appear on eBay’s home page.
  • In June 2018, new visibility into the status of buyers’ after-sale requests will be available in Seller Hub.

eBay Stores

New Starter and Enterprise eBay Stores subscriptions, fee updates, and shopping experience enhancements.

  • On May 1, 2018, we will launch two new eBay Stores subscriptions—Starter and Enterprise.
  • Starting in May 2018, we will update eBay Stores for a better buying and selling experience.

Simplified Returns

Streamlined return policy options, and a 30-day free returns requirement for Top Rated Plus benefits.

  • Starting in May 2018, we will reduce the number of returns policies.
  • Starting June 1, 2018, Top Rated sellers will be required to offer 30-day free returns to be eligible to receive the Top Rated Plus discount and badge. Some category exceptions apply.

Seller Protections

Protections to give you greater control, and support when things don’t go as planned.

  • When you offer free returns you’ll be able to offer a partial refund if a returned item has been used or damaged, and eBay will protect you.

For more information:

As always, thank you for selling on eBay.