eBay to protect seller’s feedback from Storm “Desmond”

Storm DesmondeBay have contacted us to let us know they’ll be contacting sellers with reassurance that their delivery feedback and On-Time Delivery metrics will be protected following Storm “Desmond”.

eBay said “Transactions affected by this event won’t impact seller performance. We’ll automatically remove any defects weekly in line with our Defect Removal Policies in the UK and Ireland. In this particular case, sellers are protected even if they haven’t posted items using a tracked service“.

UK meteorologists have adopted the US affectation of naming storms, hence last weekend’s blow is known as “Desmond”. In the past we’d have had a bit of bad weather, this year the Met Office launched a “Name our Storms” project and so far we’ve had “Abigail”, “Barney”, “Clodagh” and now “Desmond”. Next to pop along with be the friendly sounding “Eva” followed by the down to earth “Frank”.

Perhaps the people of Carlisle find it reassuring that they’ve been flooded by Desmond but personally I can’t see how giving a storm a friendly name makes the slightest bit of difference. However the Met Office say that naming storms will help raise awareness of severe weather and ensure greater public safety.