Starting on Saturday, September 26, 2009, sellers who list Auction-style item(s), and have a 12 month Detailed Seller Rating of 4.5 or higher on all criteria, will receive 33% off the standard Insertion Fee per item listed.
New sellers who don’t yet have DSR ratings are also eligible. DSR rating criteria for this promotion will be based on the previous 12 months.
This promotion started on Saturday, September 26, 2009 and goes through Sunday, October 11, 2009.
Sellers will receive 33% off standard Insertion Fees for Auction-style listings on www.eBay.com, www.eBayMotors.com (Parts and Accessories only) and eBay Canada www.eBay.ca.
All listing durations are eligible. When listing an item with a 10-day duration, the standard $0.40 fee for this extended duration will apply. Listings created prior to September 26, 2009 and scheduled to start during the promotional period, Saturday, September 26, 2009 through Sunday, October 11, 2009, will be eligible to receive the promotional rate.
How does this promotion work with the 5 Free Insertion Fees available every 30 days?
When listing items using the Sell Your Item form, the promotional rate applies after you have used your 5 free Insertion Fees providing you with additional savings when you list more items. If you list your items using eBay tools or third-party listing tools such as Vendio or Auctiva, the 33% off promotional rate applies to all listings during the promotion period. For sellers listing with any tool other than the latest version of the Sell Your Item form (SYI 3.0), the promotional price will not be shown during the listing process. Instead, the discount will be reflected in the “View Account Status” section in My eBay, as well as in your next invoice.
In other news
eBay also anncounced the roll out of Bill Me Later. This is a service through PayPal whereby buyers can elect a payment plan for items they purchase. The seller will receive their payment immediately through PayPal, and the PayPal will handle the risk of the credit transaction.