Thursday, November 16, 2006

eBay Seller Rewards US Version

The UK has its Seller Reward Program based on invoices and the US has announced their version for Power Sellers based on GMV. While neither of these programs got me all that excited, it is nice to see that eBay is doing something. Maybe these are the first fruits of the seller protests this summer. Sellers it is not the answer but it proves eBay is thinking about you. They have taken baby steps if they stop hear it is a joke but if they fine tune the program with input from sellers it could be beneficial. Scot Wingo spoke about it in his eBay Strategies blog as well.

It does look like the "level playing field" mantra is taking a hit and well it should. In the US the program is only for Power Sellers and does not include Store Inventory.

I've always had a problem with the "level playing field" in every other aspect of life if you achieve you receive benefits. My chief concern while selling on eBay was how could I scale my fees? If this rewards program is a baby step in that direction I am pleased. There still is a very long way to go.