We think recent sales is a great way to tell a great listing, so we're going to start boosting those listings in search. If you start listing in multi-quantity now and then continue to relist those items when they expire, you'll start accumulating a "recent sales" score reflecting the recent purchases of that item. When the feature is turned on, you start reaping the rewards.
Forget to relist? You’ve got a couple of days to get that item back up on the site and keep your score. Remember, you must do it as a "relist" to have your score carry over. And you can't make major changes to the listing (for example, changes to title, category, condition, increasing price, etc.)." (Bold is mine)
- The new fee structure goes into effect on the 16th so anything listed between now and then will have the old listing fees. For example a 7-day Fixed price listing with a qty. of 4 and a start price of $25 would cost $4 to list for 7-days and then when you relisted it you would have to relist it as a 7-day FP in order to continue to track your sales. Of course you could convert it to a 30-day once you relisted. Does it really make sense to pay $4 for that first listing to give you that jump on your competitors? It may for some of you, but don't go crazy with this. You are more than likely not going to sell enough in the next 7-days to spike your recent sales much and you don't need to shell out $4 on the "hope" it will help.
- You have to include multiple quantity in the listing to get credit for recent sales.
- If you list on Weds. you can convert the listing into a 30-day listing on the 16th and pay an additional 35 cents but at least the original $ could be spread-out over 30-days. Still not recommended for anything but your hottest selling product.
- Warning: There is a possibility that if you convert to a 30-day listing from a 7-day that the recent history may not carry-over. I've asked eBay for clarification on this. Update: eBay confirmed that if you convert a 7-day listing to a 30-day your sales history will follow, just don't raise the price, change the category, title or any item specifics.