eBay delays full roll out of Product Identifiers [video]
eBay has said that they will be delaying the February 2017 roll out of mandatory Product Identifiers. Obviously they're already required in some categories but it looks like the delay of the roll out, announced in Ireland and Australia, will also affect all other sellers.
eBay Product Identifiers rules delayed globally
Tamebay understands that the rollout of mandatory eBay Product Identifiers, scheduled for February, will be delayed until later in the year across the world. We believe that all eBay sites will be delaying this roll out. UK sellers will be officially informed early next week.
eBay delays Product Identifier launch on eBay Ireland
Last week eBay Australia announced that they will be delaying the launch of the new product identifier rules that were unveiled last year. Mandatory use of product identifiers across eBay, including in the UK, was expected in February 2017. But following Australia's lead, eBay Ireland has
eBay Australia delays implementation of Product Identifiers
eBay Australia has contacted sellers down under with news that their long-trialled introduction of Product Identifiers will be delayed from February 2017 until the autumn. We've written about this before. The new rules would have made it compulsory for sellers to include a product identifier
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Product Data was a big topic here on Tamebay in 2016 and it will continue to be in 2017. Marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon are demanding product identifiers and even search engines like Google are insisting on this data if you want your products
eBay Seller Release: eBay to support Amazon ASINs
eBay want to make it easier for you to add listings to the site, so much so that they're going to start support their arch rival Amazon's Product Identifiers. From February 2017 eBay will be expanding the types of product identifiers you can use to include
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eBay’s new GTIN Single Product Page
eBay are using Product Identifiers to create new single product pages displaying multiple offers from competing sellers along with a recommended "Top Pick" deal. It would appear that eBay are heavily driving buyers to purchase the "Top Pick" and are endorsing it as the recommended deal. eBay
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Steve Fisher, Chief Technology Officer at eBay, has made a blog post called: "Replatforming eBay: How We Are Delivering the Shopping Destination of Choice" It's well worth reading it because the developments outlined will have a significant impact on eBay sellers. As Fisher notes: "Over 20