Thousands of ebay sellers could lose their “Top Rated Seller” or TRS badges from their auctions next month in a forthcoming update from ebay.
This affects sellers using the ebay.com marketplace so mainly US sellers or international sellers using the US marketplace.
The update sees a new status introduced called “Top Rated Plus” badge that sellers will get if they meet the normal TRS guidelines plus some new requirements.
What many sellers may not realise is that if they don’t meet the new guidelines they will no longer have the Top Rated Seller badge displayed on their auction pages, it will still be in effect but only shown on sellers feedback page and no longer on the main auction page.
To stop their TRS badge disappearing sellers must meet the new standards which will enable them to have the Top Rated Plus badge displayed instead.
To qualify for this status sellers will need to have 1 day handling time for orders plus offer a 14 day returns and money back guarantee for all their listings. If you already offer these options on your account you will automatically be awarded the new plus status but I’m sure many sellers will not hear about this in time and so the first thing they will know is when their TRS badge will dissapear from their listings.
There is Still Time
This new update comes into place on November 12th so there is still time to make changes to your listings and warn other ebay.com sellers. If you want to help get the word out tweet this article and share it on facebook using the buttons above to let others know before November 12.
This is the latest of several new updates from ebay in the last few months where we have seen a new logo, a new style product feed and the quiet deletion of ebay Pulse with no replacement.
Many of these changes have been for the better but I still can’t understand why they would take down a valuable resource like Pulse with no plans to replace or upgrade it. I’m not surprised ebay sellers are becoming disillusioned with ebay in recent times.
How do you feel about all the changes? Is your business better or worse because of them? Are ebay moving in the right direction? Have your say in the comments below.