2013 Spring Seller Update: Overview

Free listings* for all sellers!

As an eBay seller, you’re in prime position to reach the growing millions of global buyers coming now to the world’s largest marketplace—looking for just what you’re selling.

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the 2013 Spring Seller Update

Seller Checklist: See a timeline of key changes and how they impact you.

Updates coming this spring can help you cash in, starting with new everyday fee plans that virtually eliminate the basic upfront cost of selling for all sellers*—here’s how:

Happy resellerNew everyday simplified rate plans—pick the one that’s right for you

  • Free listings with eBay Stores: Starting May 1, get up to 2,500 FREE listings* per month with your eBay Stores subscription. Final value fees will be simplified to 5 competitive category-based rates as low as 4% (and never more than 9%)—regardless of how you sell. Get complete details.
  • Standard fees (no Stores subscription): Starting
    April 16, your 50 free listings* per month can be listed Auction-style or fixed price. Pay just one flat 10% final value fee—only when your item sells. Get complete details.

New seller protections

Other updates to boost your efficiency and sales

  • Business policies: In late June, all sellers will be automatically opted in to the easy new way to define your shipping, return, and payment policies. Next year this will be the standard way to define your policies so get started now!
  • Mobile phonesPicture quality: High quality pictures are key to getting your items sold, and your listings optimized for mobile buyers and the new personalized home page. Picture quality requirements announced last year will be enforced starting in July—be sure your pictures comply.
  • Same day handling: If you routinely ship the same day you get the order, starting in late May, you’ll be able to specify same business day handling to highlight this benefit to buyers.
  • Category updates: As with previous updates, some categories have been updated to keep them up-to-date with evolving shopping experiences and to help interested buyers find your items. Category updates may also impact your fees. Check the updates coming in April and May to see if your categories are affected.



Other recent news and updates to help you sell more

* Pay no insertion fees for your allotted free listings per calendar month. Optional fees, including advanced listing upgrades and supplemental service fees, still apply. Motors Vehicles, Real Estate, Heavy Equipment, Concession Trailers & Carts, Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment and Commercial Printing Presses are excluded. Terms are subject to change. Learn more.