News for eBay sellers: How the eBay catalogue may affect your business

Listing in the catalogue to keep up your sales in Electronics :: Expected May 2011

Buyers flock to eBay daily in search for the hottest electronic deals. To help them find what they’re looking for, eBay have requested sellers listing in some Electronics and Media categories to match products from the eBay catalogue.

In addition eBay have introduced value item conditions for selected media categories. These additions will provide buyers more information about your products reducing the number of questions received and increasing accuracy of product expectations, as a result enhancing your clients buying experience with you.

Key Highlights

  • From May 2011, sellers listing in certain Electronics and Media categories must list with a matching product from the eBay catalogue
  • Sellers can start listing or relisting items from the 5th April 2011 so they keep showing in the search results after the 17th May 2011-03-15
  • Listings not matched with a product in the eBay catalogue will be ended automatically. This includes (Good ‘Til Cancelled)
  • From March 2011, more detailed values for item condition will be introduced in selected media categories
  • Values will be more descriptive, enabling sellers to give more accurate information on the condition of the item, resulting in fewer buyer questions
  • Item conditions need to be updated in selected media categories by the 9th May 2011
  • The condition value ‘used’ will no longer be an option in the media category from 9th May 2011, and can be replaced with values such as; like new, very good, good or acceptable

What do I need to do as a Seller?

  • Adopt listing your Electronics and Media products using the eBay Catalogue from the 5th April 2011
  • If you have listings in Electronics and Media Categories that were not listed within the category, revise or relist them with the eBay catalogue before the 17th May 2011
  • Make sure your items are competitively priced to get maximum exposure
  • Use the most suitable item condition value with all of your new listings
  • Consider revising all of your existing listings with the new condition values
  • Consider the use of a bulk revision tool to make the update transition easier

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Look to our blog tomorrow for the next eBay release update…