In order to be eligible for exposure on eBay Express, Shopping.com sellers need to:
- be part of Shopping.com's "Cart" program, which allows their items to be purchased directly on Shopping.com, and
- have demonstrated reputable business history (e.g. through a positive relationship with Shopping.com for one year or longer).
It looks like eBay is trying to increase both the quality and quantity of inventory on Express, in preparation for the holiday season. In addition to the Shopping.com listings, Express will be expanding its merchandising efforts. eBay sellers can take part in this merchandising if they use combined shipping or Markdown Manager.
I don't really see too much of an impact on eBay sellers because Express is such a small portion of their sales but Shopping.com sellers, who meet the requirements, have just added additional exposure for no additional cost. Since Shopping.com Sellers will need to have been on Shopping.com for a year this may limit the number of sellers eligible.