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eBay E-Mail, Seller Updates & Announcements For Sellers - 2016

This page is a collection of the e-mails, seller updates, and announcements that eBay sends out to sellers.

Current Year: 2016 -- For Archived Years: Archive 2012 -- Archive 2013 --Archive 2014 -- Archive 2015

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--- Recent eMails & Announcements From eBay 2016 ---
eBay Spring Seller Update 2016

To reduce the length of this page, I am leaving off the eBay authentication summary at the bottom of each email which generally goes something like this. Also, I've deleted my eBay user name, so as not to self-promote.

eBay Inc. sent this e-mail to you at xxxx@charter.net because your Notification Preferences indicate that you want to receive seller email promotions.

If you do not wish to receive further communications like this, please click here to unsubscribe. Alternatively, you can change your Notification Preferences in My eBay by clicking here. Please note that it may take up to 10 days to process your request.

Visit our Privacy Policy and User Agreement if you have any questions.

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eBay - xxxx's Seller Digest For the week of April 19, 2016

eBay-branded shipping supplies, drive sales with product identifiers, more.
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Week of April 19, 2016
TOP THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK
• NEW! eBay-branded shipping supplies
• Drive sales with product identifiers
• Attract international Fashion buyers
• Boost visibility with promoted listings

GIVE YOUR PACKAGES
A BRAND NEW LOOK
We are proud to announce the launch of new eBay branded shipping supplies! Starting May 1, you'll receive a $25 quarterly credit for shipping supplies, as part of your Basic Stores subscription. Stock up on boxes, envelopes, and tape to:
• Stand out with buyers with our eye-catching designs
• Ship confidently with high quality materials
• Save money, thanks to competitive pricing
Buy now SHARE

DRIVE SALES BY INCLUDING
PRODUCT IDENTIFIERS
Product identifiers like brand name, MPN, and different GTINs increase the chance for a sale by boosting your items' visibility in search results: both on eBay and via search engines like Google and Bing. Include them every time you list for:
• Greater exposure from better visibility in search results
• Increased chance of selling via the eBay catalog and product reviews
• Better visibility in marketing emails and promotions
Learn more SHARE

ATTRACT MORE BUYERS:
SELL FASHION INTERNATIONALLY
The Global Shipping Program (GSP) makes your listings available to one million international fashion buyers every week. It's the easiest way to expand your business overseas.
• Capitalize on high international demand for Fashion
• Increase your exposure to millions more Fashion buyers
• Use the GSP to grow your sales by up to 15%
Grow your fashion sales today SHARE

USE PROMOTED LISTINGS TO
INCREASE SALES OPPORTUNITIES
Increase the likelihood of a sale—put your multi-quantity items in front of buyers who are actively shopping. The promoted listings service is now available in 7 new categories.
• Can boost item visibility in prominent locations on eBay
• Be in control: Start, stop or change your campaign anytime
• Pay only when your item sells via the service
Learn more SHARE

eBay - 04-12-2016 - xxxx: Welcome to your personalized Weekly Seller Digest!

For the week of April 12, 2016: Lower USPS rates in effect, Spring Seller Update.
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Week of April 12, 2016
Hello xxxx,

Welcome to our new Pro Seller Digest. Sent every Tuesday, it replaces a number of eBay emails. Best of all, it's personalized to your business, so you'll know exactly what to stay on top of in the week ahead.

Know that this is just one of many upcoming changes that will make doing business on eBay even easier. Thank you for selling with us.

Sincerely,
eBay Seller Team

TOP THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK
• 2016 Spring Seller Update
• Lower USPS rates in effect
• Shop new eBay-branded shipping supplies

2016 SPRING SELLER UPDATE
Earlier this month, we announced the 2016 Spring Seller Update. Learn about recent and upcoming changes affecting the following:
• View item page
• Features and fees
• Product reviews
• eBay Seller Hub
• Category and item specifics
• Jewelry policy
• User Agreement
Learn more SHARE

SAVE MONEY ON REDUCED USPS SHIPPING RATES
On April 10, USPS and eBay labels reduced rates by 4.3% on select products and services, including First Class Package, Media Mail, and Domestic Signature Confirmation.
• Save even more with reduced eBay labels rates
Learn more SHARE

SHOP NEW EBAY-BRANDED SHIPPING SUPPLIES
We're proud to announce the launch of our new eBay shipping supplies store. Check out our branded shipping boxes, envelopes, and tape. Products are:
• Made from quality, eco-friendly materials
• Competitively priced to save you money
• Eye-catching so your packages will stand out with buyers

eBay - 04-07-2016 - xxxx: Updates to eBay's seller communications

We're making it easier for you to manage—and grow—your business
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Dear xxxx:
We're proud to announce an upcoming change to how we communicate with our sellers. Instead of sending you individual reminders, promotions, announcements and newsletters, you'll soon receive the following communications to help you manage and grow your business on eBay:
Weekly Pro Seller Digest

Highlights the top things you need to know to optimize your business growth in the next 7 days and ensure success

WHAT'S INCLUDED
• Promotions and product changes to take advantage of
• Tips and tools to increase sales for the week
• Important changes, and more

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE IT
Starting April 12, and every Tuesday after that
Monthly Seller Newsletter

Provides the resources you need to create long-term sales strategies and connect with our eBay community

WHAT'S INCLUDED
• A snapshot of your monthly sales and performance data
• Seller insights and personalized guidance
• Inspirational seller stories, and more

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE IT
Starting April 20, and then delivered the first Wednesday of every month
Know that this is just one of the many changes we're making in the months ahead to make it even easier for you to run—and grow—your business on eBay. Thank you for selling with us.

Sincerely,
eBay Seller Team

eBay - 04-06-2016 - Updates to the eBay User Agreement.

Hi xxxx,

At eBay, we strive to make our policies clear and our services easy to use. As part of that commitment, we’re announcing some changes to the eBay User Agreement.

Our updated User Agreement will take effect on April 5, 2016 for new users and on May 19, 2016 for all other users. The updated User Agreement was posted on eBay.com on April 5, 2016.

Key updates to the eBay User Agreement:
Using eBay: While eBay is committed to measuring our sellers' performance fairly, we also expect sellers to consistently provide service that results in a high level of buyer satisfaction. We've updated this section to indicate that sellers who fail to meet our minimum performance standards may have their accounts limited, restricted, suspended, or downgraded.

Returns and Cancellations: We've updated this section to state that, for new sellers, in all listings where returns are accepted, eBay will set a default rule that automates the return process. As before, sellers can still customize their return preferences from their account settings in My eBay, and may choose not to accept returns when listing.

Legal Disputes: We've made some minor changes to our dispute resolution policy. Please see the updated User Agreement for details.

Thanks for being a part of the eBay community.

Sincerely,
The eBay team

eBay - 04-05-2016 - Better benefits, better tools, better experiences for sellers.

The all-in-one place to manage and grow your business. View this message in your browser

This spring we’re introducing changes and updates to the eBay shopping experience that will drive conversion across the entire eBay shopping platform. By providing buyers with more relevant information, they will be able to make faster and better-informed purchase decisions.
See what’s new or click any icon below. Questions? Visit our Community Board.
THE 2016 SPRING SELLER UPDATES

View Item
Features and Fees
Product Reviews
Seller Hub
Category and Item Specifics

eBay - 03-24-2016 - Lower USPS rates coming in April, maximize Mother’s Day sales, add video to your listings, more.

xxxx’s Seller Newsletter, March 2016.
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Complete Sales Report - Check your Seller Dashboard for current standings

SELLER NEWS
xxxx
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CAMPAIGN ALERT:
MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day—the fourth largest retail holiday of the year, and one of eBay’s key retail moments—is fast approaching, so now’s the time to get your inventory and listings ready. Our marketing campaign will kick off next month, driving significant others, parents, and children alike to your great deals in the following categories:

(List)
EXTEND HOLIDAY SALES

Make the most of the gift-shopping traffic we’ll be driving your way by taking advantage of your eBay Stores tools like promotions manager, Markdown Manager, and promoted listings. And be sure to visit the eBay for Business blog for top tips on cashing in on all of eBay’s retail moments.

OFFER ENDS DECEMBER 14
LOWER USPS FIRST-CLASS RATES
COMING APRIL 10

Effective April 10, 2016, the US Postal Service plans to reverse a 4.3% surcharge previously applied to certain mailing rates and services, including its First-Class Mail Parcel rate at USPS retail locations, Media Mail rate, and extra services such as Domestic Insurance and Signature confirmation.

As a result of this price decrease, we plan to lower the eBay label rate for First-Class packages between 1 and 3 ounces to match the First-Class Mail Parcel retail rate. As always, be sure to calculate your shipping costs correctly—and check our Announcement Board in the weeks to come for more updates.

Seller Buzz
T-SHIRT AFICIONADO CRUSHES IT ON EBAY

Some people daydream about quitting their desk job, abandoning the rat race, and doing their own thing. Others—like Chris K.—actually do it.

Read his story

GET NOTICED WITH A
NEW WAY TO PROMOTE LISTINGS

With promoted listings, you can increase the likelihood of a sale by putting your multi-quantity items in front of buyers who are actively shopping. Your ads can appear in prominent locations on eBay, such as the first page of search. Best of all, you only pay when your ad is clicked and the item is purchased. You can have up to 500 listings per campaign, in the following categories:

NEW! Antiques - NEW! Collectibles - NEW! Dolls & Bears - NEW! Pottery & Glass - NEW! Stamps - NEW! Travel - NEW! Sports Memorabilia, Cards, & Fan Shop - Toys & Hobbies - Home and Garden - Baby - Crafts - Health & Beauty
EXTEND HOLIDAY SALES

(List)

For more info, check out our promoted listings video, and download our PDF guides Getting Started with Promoted Listings and Stand Out with Online Advertising.

ADDING VIDEO TO YOUR EBAY LISTINGS

Have you ever wanted to add multimedia to your listings, but didn’t know where to start? Check out our step-by-step tutorial—and get best practices for creating videos that sell—on the eBay for Business blog.
Stock up

IMPORTANT ARTICLES

• New standards: Our journey to deliver a more fair and transparent experience
• Help! I need somebody: Part 1
• Tips on becoming a treasure hunt seller
CALENDAR

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 11 am–2 pm PT
Event: eBay Radio

Date/Time: Thursdays, 11 am–1 pm PT
Event: eBay Radio: Ask Griff and Lee

email Contact the editor
blog eBay for Business blog

eBay - 03-22-2016 - Get an extra 2,000 listings FREE.

See how spring + list free + Best Offer = extra cash.
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Sell Now eBay for Business Blog Seller Resources

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eBay - 02-24-2016 - New seller standards in effect, gear up for Mother’s Day, tax tips, more.

xxxx's Seller Newsletter, February 2016.
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Complete Sales Report - Check your Seller Dashboard for current standings

SELLER NEWS
xxxx
Learn more about mobile optimization

NEW SELLER STANDARDS IN EFFECT, PLUS REDESIGNED SELLER DASHBOARD

Seller standards announced last year are now in effect. And now, your redesigned seller dashboard offers the insights you need to boost your performance and puts key information—via transaction defect reports and late shipment reports—at your fingertips. Learn more.
EXTEND HOLIDAY SALES
GEAR UP FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Another big gift-giving retail moment is around the corner. We’ll begin our Mother’s Day marketing mid-April, so start sourcing hot inventory now, in the following categories:

(List)
Holiday shipping tips

For top tips on cashing in on all of eBay’s retail moments, visit the eBay for Business blog.

Seller Buzz
THE POWER OF BRANDING YOUR BUSINESS ON EBAY

What does French author Gustave Flaubert have to do with selling on eBay? It’s all about branding, according to serial entrepreneur Dan Riley.

Read his story

TAX RESOURCES FOR SELLERS

April 18 is less than 2 months away, so now’s the time to get your information in order. To make it all the easier, check out these resources:

• Visit the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center. It’s your one-stop assistance center for filing business returns.
• Get a FREE Outright account. Outright automatically organizes all of your eBay, PayPal, bank and credit card transactions in one place. And if Outright doesn’t suit your needs, check out the other accounting apps for eBay sellers.
• Get top organizational tips—specifically for tax time—at the eBay for Business blog.
Important reminders

Promotions Manager Tool

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YOUR SINGLE DESTINATION FOR SELLING WORLDWIDE

Anything—and everything—you would ever want to know about the eBay Global Shipping Program is now in one place. Whether you are just starting out with international shipping, or a seasoned pro, get tips, resources, and FAQs that make it easy to ship all over the world. Also, be sure to tell us what you think, so we can make your experience even better. - Stock up

IMPORTANT ARTICLES

• National Retail Federation's big show
• Embracing multi-channel: Continuing our journey to make selling simpler
• How to help attract international buyers to your listings
CALENDAR

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 11 am–2 pm PT
Event: eBay Radio

Date/Time: Thursdays, 11 am–1 pm PT
Event: eBay Radio: Ask Griff and Lee

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blog eBay for Business blog

eBay - 02-03-2016 - xxxx: Do you know about public policy matters that could affect your business?

Dear xxxx,

As a business owner, you work hard every day to grow your business. That's why when it comes to issues that affect your bottom line—such as exporting and Internet sales tax—you need to have a voice in the conversation.

To claim a seat at the table—alongside the policy makers whose laws have the power to help or hinder your business—join eBay Main Street.

eBay Main Street is a grassroots action network with a vibrant community of more than 600,000 members. Main Street keeps you informed about public policy matters that could affect your business, and provides you with tools and resources that make it easy for your voice to be heard.

Join today, and we'll make a difference together.

Sincerely, The eBay Government Relations Team

P.S. Main Street is free to join. We also encourage you to stay informed by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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We know your phone or tablet’s value, and we’ll make sure you get it.
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eBay - 01-26-2016 - USPS rate changes, new seller standards in Feb, top tips for the new year, more.

xxxx’s Seller Newsletter, January 2016.
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Complete Sales Report - Check your Seller Dashboard for current standings

SELLER NEWS
xxxx

With a busy holiday selling season behind us, now’s the time to set your sights on making 2016 your most profitable year yet. It’s easy to get going—just follow these top tips:

• Make a plan to sell more by capitalizing on retail moments. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, graduation to back to school, get the most out of seasonal events by synching up with our marketing efforts. Learn more on the eBay for Business blog.

• Assess the health of your business. Check out our three-part business exercise—the Grow 2016 Check-up—which will both highlight all of the great stuff you did in 2015, and identify what you might want to consider doing differently in the new year.

• Learn from a pro. Read about 5 things Danna Crawford will be doing differently this year on the eBay for Business blog.
EXTEND HOLIDAY SALES

• Resolve to pay less in fees this year—make sure you have the right eBay Stores subscription. Use the handy Fee Illustrator to find, in a matter of seconds, the right subscription package based on your projected 2016 activity.

• Make sure last year is wrapped up tight. Stay on top of your 2015 tax prep by taking advantage of the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center. And, if you need help getting your tax info organized, sign up for a FREE Outright account. Outright automatically organizes all of your eBay, PayPal, bank and credit card transactions in one place.

NEW USPS RATES IN EFFECT

A number of USPS rate increases for select mail classes and services went into effect on January 17. The shipping calculator and eBay labels have been updated to reflect these changes, so make sure your shipping costs reflect these new rates as well.

For more information, check out this eBay for Business blog post detailing these increases, what we’re doing to minimize the impact of these changes, and how you can save on shipping using eBay labels.
Holiday shipping tips

Seller Buzz - DO WHAT YOU LOVE, AND NEVER WORK A DAY

Do you love what you sell on eBay? Are you excited about your next sourcing adventure? Charlene Anderson (user ID: PurveyorAllThingsCreative) is living that sort of life.

Read her story

UPDATED SELLER DASHBOARD,
NEW STANDARDS IN FEB

Seller standards announced last year go into effect February 20. To help you adjust, your redesigned seller dashboard puts key information—via transaction defect reports and late shipment reports—at your fingertips, and offers the insights you need to boost your performance. Learn more.
Stock up

IMPORTANT ARTICLES

• 5 ways giving through eBay for Charity can benefit you
• Surprising truths about selling internationally on eBay
• Seller performance standards preview now available
CALENDAR

Date/Time: Wednesday Jan 27,
10:30–11:30 am PT
Event: Free Webinar: On-time Shipping Success

Date/Time: Tuesdays, 11 am–2 pm PT
Event: eBay Radio

Date/Time: Thursdays, 11 am–1 pm PT
Event: eBay Radio: Ask Griff and Lee

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blog eBay for Business blog

eBay - 01-25-2016 - Only 2 days until the on-time shipping webinar

Join our next live webinar, On-Time Shipping Success, coming Wednesday, January 27.
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DON'T MISS OUR NEXT LIVE WEBINAR: ON-TIME SHIPPING SUCCESS
Webinar with Live Q&A:
Wednesday, January 27, 10:30am PT

With the on-time shipping metrics coming as part of the new, more objective seller standards on February 20, it's more important than ever to make sure your shipments get out on time. Join eBay's own Jim "Griff" Griffith, Kristi Diemoz, and Prashanth Rao as they walk you through the on-time shipping metric and all the ways you can meet it.

 
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