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Create "Free Shipping" Sales with Markdown Manager

We've just added the ability to create a "Free Shipping" sale with Markdown Manager. You can add a limited-time Free Shipping sale to any of your listings individually or in bulk, making it possible to to extend a "sale" to auction-style listings.

Click here to learn more or read our FAQs .

New Media Pricing Effective February 20, 2008

By now, we hope you've had the chance to watch the Keynote and Executive Q&A webcasts from our annual eCommerce Forum held recently in Washington D.C. We heard your comments about the need for media and category-specific pricing and are accelerating our plan to phase it in. This fee cut will coincide with the site-wide pricing changes previously announced (see Basic Fees and Feature Fees) and will take effect on February 20.

In the Books, Music, Movies and Video Game software categories, we will be offering even lower insertion fees for the first three insertion tiers as follows:

Starting Price Current Fee New Lower Fee
$0.01 - 0.99 (auction-style only) $.20 $.10
$1.00 - 9.99 (auction-style & fixed price) $.40 $.25
$10.00 - 24.99 (auction-style & fixed price) $.60 $.35

For more information on these changes, please see the latest announcement for details. By rewarding and differentiating our best sellers, we will together deliver more of the great shopping experiences found nowhere else but on eBay.

January 2008 Pricing Announcements
As previously announced in Bill Cobb’s letter, as of 00:00 (midnight) on February 20, 2008 we are making fee changes to For more detailed information on these changes, please see our fee changes overview and Frequently Asked Questions.

Happy Holidays from Your eBay Stores Team
The Stores team wishes you all a joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year. We made a lot of progress in 2007, and there is plenty more to come in 2008. For a special message from the team, click here.

New Features for Markdown Manager

Email Marketing with Markdown Manager
We've recently integrated Seller Email Marketing into Markdown Manager. Email is one of the most effective ways to let your buyers know about your items that have been marked down, and now you can choose to automatically send an email to your subscribers whenever you start your sale. For more information about Email Marketing through Markdown Manager, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Adding a filter for "Sale" items in Search
Since the launch of Markdown Manager, buyers have asked us for easier ways to find items on sale. This week, we're adding a "Sale items" filter to the Search Options section on the left-hand side of search results, in a drop-down menu underneath More Buying Options. Buyers using this filter will see items from eBay Stores sellers that are on sale through Markdown Manager. 

eBay Creates a Relationship with LogoWorks by HP
Starting October 17th and running through the end of the year, LogoWorks by HP will offer significant discounts on their logo design services to eBay Store subscribers. For more details on this relationship, click here.

Makeover for Manage My Store

We've made some cosmetic changes to Manage My Store, to make it easier find the Stores tools that are included with your subscription. Click here for more details and screencaps.

More Value and Enhancements for Store subscribers
We've been looking at ways to improve eBay Stores and deliver more value to subscribers.  Here are the new features and benefits we are proud to announce:

Introducing "Premium"
- To better reflect the advanced business tools available at this level,
Featured Stores will be renamed Premium Stores.

More Value to Premium and Anchor Stores
- More Email Marketing - Premium Stores will get 2,500 more emails per month for a total of 7,500. Anchor Stores will get 5,000 more emails per month for a total of 10,000.
- Customer Service - Dedicated 24-hour support will soon be available for
Premium Stores. Anchor Stores will continue to receive 24-hour support.

Lower Price
- Anchor Stores subscriptions will drop to $299.95/month.

Showcase your Store with eBay Stores To Go
We've just launched eBay Stores To Go! It lets you share your eBay Stores listings, as well as your Store's look-and-feel beyond eBay. To learn more, visit

Spruce up your Store at the eBay Stores Design Center
Find design Do's and Don'ts, as well as FREE eBay Stores design templates and much much more. To get started on building the eBay Store of you dreams go to

New Educational Resources
Check out this valuable information by visiting our new and improved Stores Tutorials and Success Stories pages.

Improved Promotion Boxes!
We recently introduced some great improvements to Promotion Boxes which make it easier than ever to grab buyer interest and spurr on additional sales. Here is a summary of the recent improvements:
- Easy Set Up
- Introduction of the Countdown Promotion Box and the Slideshow Promotion Box.

To learn more about Promotion Boxes click here .

Introducing eBay Stores Markdown Manager
We recently introduced an exciting new promotional feature called Markdown Manager just for eBay Store owners. Attract more buyers by offering discounted pricing on your items with Markdown Manager!
Key features:
- Quick, easy process to create a Sale.
- Easy management and scheduling capability.
- Apply discounts to specific listings and categories or apply across all Store Inventory or Fixed Priced listings.

Click here to learn more about Markdown Manager or take a quick tutorial and read our FAQs.

Improvements to Email Marketing
We recently announced upcoming improvements to Email Marketing that will help you build strong customer relationships, turn Store browsers into buyers and get buyers to purchase from you again and again!
What's New!
- Quick and easy 3-step process to create professional email marketing campaigns
- Schedule Recurring Mailings
- Increase in Email limits

To learn more about this feature go to Manage My Store, take a quick tutorial, or read the FAQs.