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eBay UK Promotion for Business Sellers

November 12, 2012—Business sellers in the UK get ready–eBay has a promotion you can’t refuse! From November 12-16, 2012, eBay is waiving up to 50,000 listing fees for business sellers who have a Basic or Featured Store on eBay UK. Even if you currently don’t have an account, eBay UK is offering business sellers the opportunity to sign up and open a Basic or Featured store during the promotion period and become eligible for zero insertion fees from that point onwards.

To be eligible for this offer, UK business sellers must meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards and be registered as a resident in the UK and own either a Basic or Featured store during the promotion. UK sellers must also list items in an eligible category using one of two formats—Fixed Price 30 Days or Good ‘til Cancelled on eBay.co.uk.

eBay UK said sellers who’ve registered after March 15, 2011 or have not listed any items for a while may have selling restrictions (10 items per month or 650 pounds of items sold per month, whichever is reached first).

To view details, restrictions and eligibility, see eBay UK website.

eBay.Co.Uk to Make Shipping easier for UK Sellers

January 7, 2013—UK Sellers can finally rejoice. eBay announced this week new they are improving the shipping experience for sellers in the UK that will offer a “more straightforward and efficient shipping experience for all sellers.” Although short on details, eBay.com said they are negotiating with third-party providers of shipping services to offer group discounts to eBay UK sellers for international shipping.

To make it easier for third-party sellers to calculate costs of selling overseas, eBay is taking two initiatives which include simple international shipping and a flat-rate shipping cost for UK sellers. eBay’s Global Shipping Program, which is currently available in beta to U.S. sellers shipping internationally, could possibly make a move to the UK marketplace as well. A spokesperson for eBay said, “These discounts are open to everyone, meaning if you’re a smaller businesses, without the bandwidth to negotiate competitive rates yourself, you can still get value when shipping internationally.”

eBay also said they would begin negotiating with third parties this year for fixed-rate pricing options for eBay UK sellers, a move James Miles, manager of strategic shipping partnerships for eBay UK, calls a triple-win situation: “more opportunity for the shipping industry, more options for our sellers, and most importantly of all, a better deal for our end-customers.”