eBay reinstate Easter bank holidays

By Chris Dawson March 31, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Cadbury Creme EggsFollowing on from the discovery eBay forgot that Good Friday and Easter Monday are Bank Holidays in the UK, they’ve undertaken to reinstate them on delivery estimates. The oversight will be corrected in maintenance tonight and eBay have also undertaken to protect sellers’ feedback should it be impacted.

eBay Statement on Easter Delivery Estimates

We understand any problem with eBay is frustrating and appreciate the patience of our sellers whilst we resolve this issue.

The eBay system will be undergoing maintenance to correct this issue from approximately 9pm BST on 31st March to 2am BST 1st April. During this maintenance period, certain eBay site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow and we apologise in advance if any inconvenience is incurred.

We expect corrected estimated delivery dates to be displayed on listings from 2am onwards.

Any defects for ‘item not received’ requests, low detailed seller ratings (DSRs) and/or negative/neutral feedback that we determine was a result of this issue will be removed weekly using an automated process, in line with the .

In this particular case, there is no requirement for the seller to have sent the item using a tracked service.

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your business“.

  • Toby
    3 years ago

    Too Little, Too Late,
    even 48hr courier is showing delivery on Friday & 3 day courier delivery on Monday which is what the customer will expect from us & any Neg’s will be treated as Buyers opinion, unless the delivery issue is sounding out by the buyer.

    Easter is a yearly event & somewhat more of a one to plan for, as all the couriers are basically off for 4 days [rather than 2 days at Xmas] & eBay still haven’t learnt when Easter is held.

    FYI eBay: Easter Sunday 2016 is 27th March

  • JD
    3 years ago

    Great expectations but no solution.

    Listings still promising both normal and express delivery options for Good Friday.


    • JD
      3 years ago

      I am pleased to say that my listings now show realistic delivery dates for next Tuesday in the place of Friday that was showing earlier today.

  • john
    3 years ago

    there are not actually many things that work as it should on ebay 100% of the time.

    some things can even take years to be fixed.

  • 3 years ago

    Ebay are still promising my customers that their items will be delivered on Monday.

    Why am I not surprised that the fix did not work.

  • Joe
    3 years ago

    Actually if you read the PS board, Hannah from eBay is stressing that it wasn’t an oversight, eBay didn’t forget Easter, but that it was a technical issue.

    Sadly, eBay and technical issues are something that go hand in hand, usually to the detriment of sellers.

  • Jono
    3 years ago

    How can a multi million pound business forget things like this. And then blame technical issues – what a crock of &*(%^.

    I bet anyone that tries to get a possible neg or neutral removed will have to wait for hours to get through and then be told as Toby says above, it’s the buyers opinion.

    Thank goodness we are ending selling on ebay…..

    • James
      3 years ago

      Try multi-billion

    • Ian A
      3 years ago

      Multi billion and the back-end site still feels like it did in 2009. If you want to style your listings you have to use third party tools etc. My point is the money they make, ebay should be the slickest, meanest, well run machine out there yet its a technical mess, search is useless and the site is slow and dated by modern standards. Bring on the paypal split

  • 3 years ago

    Because cock-ups happen.

  • Noel
    3 years ago

    Every year, it happens every year.

    • tinker
      3 years ago

      right oh
      all I need for a defect removal ,is say cock ups happen!

  • 3 years ago

    I always remind eBay sellers that when there’s an eBay cock-up that it’s your arse on the line.

    Remember that: eBay’s cock up, your arse.

    • Tinker
      3 years ago

      Knowledge? Gained by experiance possibly

  • Tinker
    3 years ago

    Unlike many my arse does not belong to eBay

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