eBay Seller Release 12.1 :: Handling Time Changes (Early June) (UK)

In efforts to enhance your eBay experience, and more accurately represent buyer expectations eBay are updating handling times.

(Please note, always refer to your relevant eBay website for the latest accurate information)


  • Buyers who specify same day handling can benefit from increased sales. From June, buyers will see a confidence inspiring notification for same day shipping which will further increase buyer confidence and sales!
  • From early May and late June, sellers will be able to specify reasons as to why items may require more than 3 days handling time, this will help sellers better meet buyer expectations and potentially raise your DSR’s

As a seller, how does this help me?

With this latest update sellers will be able to better meet buyer expectations and potentially raise their eBay DSR’s.

What do I need to do as a seller?

  • Familiarise yourself with these new changes
  • Where feasible, consider testing same day handling on your listings

Check back tomorrow for details on Changes to eBay Buyer Protection (April)

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