50,000 Free listings for Business Sellers in Nov
There’s another aff_link("http://pages.ebay.co.uk/promos/business/0IF_121112/index.html","50,000 free listings for eBay UK Business sellers","","UK"); ?> coming up on the 12th to 16th of November. You’ll be able to list up to 50,000 30 day or Good ’til Cancelled listings and pay no insertion fees.
Business sellers will automatically receive zero Insertion Fees when they list, re-list or renew items in Fixed Price 30 day or GTC formats through the Sell Your Item Form, eBay Seller Tools, eBay Mobile apps and most third-party tools. The promotion is only for business sellers registered as resident in the UK and own either a Basic or Featured store during the promotional period (if you have an anchor shop you can already list for free in these formats).
There are a few exclusions such as listing motors and property, but so long as your account’s seller performance is not below standard you’re good to go. Also make sure you don’t fall foul of the duplicate listing policy.
This is the second such promotion from eBay, the first ran on the 22nd – 26th October. If you listed items on the last promotion they should still be live on eBay so this is an opportunity to ramp up your inventory on eBay even more ready for Christmas.
eBay fees are pretty low these days anyway, but business sellers have often complained it was unfair that all free listing promotions were aimed at private sellers. Take advantage while it’s free and start saving 10p or 5p per listing. As always check the aff_link("http://pages.ebay.co.uk/promos/business/0IF_121112/index.html","eBay promotion page","","UK"); ?> for full details.
I’d say that that your statement:
“if you have an anchor shop you can already list for free in these formats”
doesn’t tell the complete story.
Anyone with an anchor shop will tell you that it costs £349.99 per month to be able to list for ‘free’
you can bet Dollars to doughnuts that ebay are not doing this because they love business sellers?
You’re right, they’re doing it because if business sellers list more they’ll sell more and that’ll make eBay more money from final value fees… or at least one would hope that’s the case!
even if they dont “sell” ebay will make money from picture “fees ” and double category “fees” and various other listing enhancement “fees”
even if the listing does not sell many will be automatically relisted with a “fee”
if they redueced FVFs that would really be helpful, as it is they are giving little away
A lone voice in the sales wilderness called EBay Ireland, yes we do exist, but you wouldn’t think it….where are our free listing promotions for EBay Business sellers on the Irish site ?
I would say the word is ‘appeasement’ considering how it’s not been the best few months as regards EBay’s constant tinkering
visibility issues,glitches …. this list goes on and on
It was only a few weeks ago they had the last one and I was bemoaning the fact they don’t give the Business / shop sellers on the Irish site a chance at free listing and they go and do it again for the UK only it’s all very one sided…it just ain’t right
“If you listed items on the last promotion they should still be live on eBay”
Yes, and it would make sense to end them and restart them during the promotion to extend the free period.
Yes and my guess is that eBay are quite happy for you to do this.
After all they are testing that their latest best match algorithm continues to surface those listings that it wants/expects (and therefore needs as many ‘new’ listings as possible).