eBay recently pushed an early update out to sellers back in February. With this update will come some big changes. But for the most part, we’ve seen them coming for a long time.
Every seller has experienced changes to eBay in the past and this is no different. So let’s take a quick look at what’s changing and how you can roll with the changes in stride instead of giving yourself a stroke over nothing.
In last months seller announcement, we got a preview of the changes to coming sometime this spring. These changes can impact your eBay business so it’s important you are prepared ahead of time.
Here are the marketplace updates we know about so far:
- Send offers to buyers who are watching your listings with a new “Offer to buyers” feature in Seller Hub
- Edit price, quantity, and custom labels for your listings from the Active Listings page in Seller Hub
- Quickly access and download the Orders Report directly to your computer from the Manage Orders page in Seller Hub
- New fixed price listings will be Good ‘Til Cancelled duration
- Provide item specifics to list items without the eBay catalog
- Automatic updates of “New other” condition listings
- Terapeak subscription is now available on eBay
- State sales tax requirement update
Most of these changes are going to make things better. There are a few though that may scare the crap out of a new seller. But rest assured, all of the changes coming your way are going to make things better for you.
For the most part, all of the changes focus around improving the functionality of Seller Hub and allowing users to edit their listings without leaving seller hub at all.
The automatic change of listing duration to ”Good Til’ Canceled” will affect a lot of users, especially those who’s 3rd party software hasn’t caught up to the changes. But if you really look at why they changed it and how ”Good til’ Canceled” can be better. You can quickly see the benefits.
The ”New Other” condition will benefit a lot of sellers who sell collectible items and other products that just don’t fit the old rules. This will make listing’s less confusing for buyers when they’re shopping for used or antique products.
Whenever changes to the online marketplaces come your way, you must be able to adapt and continue to grow your business as an entrepreneur. Business changes constantly and e-commerce is no different.