- Listings grouped by item condition
Brand New, Like New, Very Good, Good, and Acceptable. I like this idea because I sell used product but if you are not in the top 4-5 items in a search you might as well kiss sales goodbye. If they go to free listings (I think they will) at least you won't lose money listing stuff that won't be seen.
- Standout with Sub-title
Sub-title is now prominently displayed on the left had side of the screen, so make sure to use it to draw attention tom your listing
- Best value box
"Best Value" box shows 1 item representing the best value for the buyer. The item is selected via Best Match, considering total price (including shipping) and the seller’s track record—seller’s search standing must be "Raised". This is eBay's version of Amazon's Buy Box but they I don't trust eBay to select the "Best Match" let alone the "Best Value" My first search had a "used good" item in the Best Value box but you didn't know that until you clicked on the listing itself.
- Formats mixed
Buyers see a mix of Best Match Auction-style and Fixed Price listings. They are only showing 4-5 items per condition so the buyers choices are limited. Used items are most likely to be auctioned so auctions should dominate the items displayed in search.
- Shipping revealed
Buyers see shipping charges right up front.
- This move effectively kills the SIF (Store Inventory Format) format in media -- it was on life-support anyway.
- If you are smart and have raised standing you can dominate the media category for your sku's. A lot of sellers will see their sales drop substantially. eBay needs to repeal listing fees on media items immediately.
- This is a very good move for sellers who sell used items and opens the door for improved bids on auctions if you can get raised standing in search.
- It will take some time to sort this all out, but it looks like it will soon be feast or famine for ebay media sellers.