Limited time offer for Top-rated sellers—extra 5% off final value fees on listings with 14-day returns and 1-day handling

What is it?
Top-rated sellers with listings that offer a 14-day (or greater) return policy with a money-back option and 1-day handling will get an extra 5% off final value fees for those specific listings ("Promotion")—while continuing to get the 20% discount on final value fees currently applied to Top-rated sellers on a monthly basis.
When is it?
This Promotion starts on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 00:00:01 PT (12:00 AM plus one second) and will end on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 23:59:59 PT (11:59 PM plus 59 seconds) (the "Promotion Period").
What listings qualify for this promotion?

In order for a listing to qualify for the Promotional Rate, the listing must be all of the following:

  • A Fixed Price or Auction-style listing
  • Listed by a seller that is Top-rated (current US Top-rated seller criteria)*
  • Listing must include a 14-day (or greater) return policy with a money-back option and 1-day handling time.

The Promotional Rate will apply only to items sold during the Promotion Period (includes existing, new, revised or relisted listings).The Promotional Rate will not apply to listings that start, or items that sell, after the Promotion Period.

Example: If you list an item on May 31 and the item sells prior to 11:59.59pm PT on May 31, the listing will qualify for the additional 5% discount if the above requirements are met. If you list an item on May 31 and the item sells after 11:59:59pm PT on May 31, the listing would not be eligible for the Promotional Rate (regardless of when the item was listed).

The Promotional Rate will be applied at the time of sale on a listing-by-listing basis.

*Listings created on eBay Canada also qualify for this Promotional Rate if the Canadian seller meets current US Top-rated seller criteria.

What are the fees?
Items sold during the Promotion Period will be eligible to receive the Promotional Rate. Final value fees for listings that meet the specified criteria above will be discounted by 5% on the U.S. site, www.ebay.com, eBay Motors at www.Motors.eBay.com and eBay Canada at www.ebay.ca.
What is excluded?
Top-rated seller discounts are applied to Final Value Fees regardless of item category. Therefore, there are no category exclusions.
Can this Promotional Rate be combined with other Promotional offers that occur during the same Promotion Period?
This Promotional Rate can be combined with other Promotional Rates in the event Promotion Periods overlap. However, only one promotional rate can be applied per fee type (ie. insertion fee or final value fee). In this case, if there is an overlap of Promotional Rates for final value fees, only one Promotional Rate, the higher discount of the two offers, will be applied.
How do I get the Promotional Rate?
Sellers will automatically receive the Promotional Rate at the time of sale on a listing-by-listing basis. The promotional rate will be shown at the listing level on your eBay invoice.
Do I still get the 20% discount during the Promotion Period for being a Top-rated Seller?
Yes. The Promotional Rate will be reflected in your invoice on a listing-by-listing basis. The 20% discount (on the remaining balance) will then be applied to Top-rated sellers on a monthly basis. During the Promotional Period, there will be no change to the way the current Top-rated seller discount is applied.
What if I lose my Top-rated seller status during the Promotion Period?

If you lose Top-rated seller status during the Promotion Period, you will no longer be eligible to receive the 5% promotional discount or the current Top-rated seller discount. Check your Seller Dashboard for your current standing.

If you have items that sell prior to the evaluation cycle where your Top-rated seller status is removed, you would still receive the 5% discount on qualifying items.

Example: You lose your Top-rated seller status on April 20 and your billing cycle is at the beginning of the month, you would still receive the 5% discount on qualifying items that sold from April 1-20. If your billing cycle is in the middle of the month, you would still receive the 5% discount on qualifying items that sold from March 15 - April 20.