eBay has chosen AutoCheck by Experian Automotive as the preferred vehicle history report provider for content displayed in the History Reports tab on the vehicle View Item page. Experian Automotive is offering exclusive eBay-only AutoCheck vehicle history report subscriptions for qualifying sellers. All sellers with 7 or more listings per year are eligible to receive these discounted rates. Simply notify Experian by March 31, 2012 to take advantage of the discounts. Note: Vehicle history reports are only available on cars with a valid Vehicle Identification Number that were manufactured after 1980.
What is changing?
On April 1, 2012, eBay Motors will only display a vehicle history report summary and report on the History Reports Tab for high-volume sellers with AutoCheck® subscriptions and all private party sellers (sellers with less than 7 listings per year). eBay has chosen Experian Automotive as the preferred provider for content displayed in the History Reports tab and Summary on the vehicle View Item page. Through March 31, 2012, Experian Automotive is offering AutoCheck vehicle history report custom subscription packages to qualifying eBay Motors sellers; making vehicle history integration quick and easy. All high volume sellers are eligible to receive these packages and discounted rates. Simply subscribe to AutoCheck by March 31, 2012 to take advantage of the discounts.
How do I know if I'm a high volume seller?
When you've submitted 7 or more listings in a single calendar year, you're considered a high-volume seller. Once you become a high-volume seller in any calendar year, you're permanently considered a high-volume seller, and high-volume seller fees apply. Learn more
Why is eBay making this change?
Starting April 1, 2012, eBay will eliminate buyer confusion by displaying information from only one vehicle history report—AutoCheck by Experian Automotive.
What if I do not have an AutoCheck subscription?
If you do not currently subscribe to AutoCheck by Experian Automotive, subscribe by March 31, 2012 to take advantage of promotional rates
—this will ensure vehicle history reports appear on all your eBay vehicle listings automatically. You can choose a subscription to display vehicle history reports on your eBay listings only—at an exclusive rate—or a program that displays vehicle history reports on all your Internet listings. Visit Experian
to subscribe or to learn more.
Why is the AutoCheck Score on eBay Motors different from the AutoCheck Score on AutoCheck.com for the same vehicle?
Thanks for your question regarding the AutoCheck Score. You may notice on rare occasions that the AutoCheck Score as it appears on eBay Motors may differ from the AutoCheck Score as it appears on AutoCheck.com. Why is that?
Some sellers choose to provide AutoCheck vehicle history reports on eBay Motors as a courtesy to you. The AutoCheck vehicle history report is posted the day the vehicle is listed and the listing lasts on eBay Motors an average of seven to ten days. During that time, if the vehicle is still in operation, its history may continue to change. The most current history on the vehicle can always be accessed directly at AutoCheck.com, and once the vehicle listing on eBay Motors is renewed, the AutoCheck Score will be renewed as well.
For the most up-to-date AutoCheck Score, you may purchase an AutoCheck report from our consumer site at AutoCheck.com or ask the seller to run a fresh report for you.
What is the cost for an AutoCheck subscription?
Through March 31, 2012, Experian Automotive is offering AutoCheck vehicle history report subscription packages to qualifying eBay Motors sellers; making vehicle history integration quick and easy. With this offer you can save over 30% off standard AutoCheck rates. Of course, AutoCheck subscriptions are always available to you; however, the exclusive eBay-only discounts will only last until March 31, 2012. Contact AutoCheck today for a subscription solution that meets your needs.
||eBay Only (Standard Pricing)
|Up to 25 ||$99 ||$4.00 |
|Up to 50 ||$175 ||$3.50 |
|Up to 100 ||$275 ||$2.75 |
|Up to 120 ||$299 ||$2.50 |
Why should I purchase an AutoCheck subscription?
eBay has chosen AutoCheck as the preferred provider for the Vehicle History Report tab because of both positive feedback from buyers and research that shows increased sales for listings that display AutoCheck reports. In addition, AutoCheck is offering qualifying eBay dealers two options—to display reports only on eBay, or to display reports anywhere on the Internet—when you sign up by March 31, 2012.
What is the benefit of having an AutoCheck vehicle history report on my listing?
An AutoCheck report displayed in the Vehicle History Report tab of your listing is a prominent reminder to buyers that a trusted, independent third party has evaluated the vehicle. The prospective buyer can easily review the ownership history of the vehicle they are considering. A 2010 eBay study of 600,000 used car listings show that purchase rates were always higher for similar vehicles where a full AutoCheck report was available and run by the consumer. The overall purchase rate for vehicles listings that included an AutoCheck report was 70 percent.
What if I don't want to display a Vehicle History Report on my listings?
Although eBay highly recommends that sellers include a vehicle history report on all listings (when available), the choice is yours as of April 1, 2012. eBay will continue to automatically display vehicle history reports for sellers that list less than 7 vehicles per year. Any high-volume seller that does not subscribe to AutoCheck will not have vehicle history report information displayed in the History Report tab.
I use a third-party seller tool. Will this impact me?
This change does not affect the way you list, only the way the vehicle history reports are displayed. If you currently subscribe to AutoCheck, you will need to notify AutoCheck
and link your eBay ID to your AutoCheck subscription in order to continue to have vehicle history report content automatically included within your listings.