eBay Canada: Update on Inserting Videos and Changes for Parts & Accessories Sellers
eBay Canada issued two updates to its sellers, one is specific to Parts & Accessories sellers, and the other is about how to insert videos in listings.
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Fee Change for Store Subscribers in Parts & Accessories
Starting this month (actually effective October 1, 2021), eBay Canada is making the following adjustments to Final Value Fees for store subscribers in Parts & Accessories. The new fee structures favor those sellers that are using eBay’s Managed Payments process in Canada.
|Category||Final value fees for store subscribers before October 1, 2021||New final value fees for store subscribers when eBay manages your payments|
|Parts & Accessories||10.5% on the total amount of the sale up to $2,500 calculated per item||10.5% on the total amount of the sale up to $1,000 calculated per item|
|2.35% on the portion of the sale over $2,500||2.35% on the portion of the sale over $1,000|
Sellers in Parts & Accessories will also see changes to item specifics this month which will become a requirement by February 22, 2022.
See ‘Optimize Your Listings’ below on how to get more information on these changes.
eBay Canada is Introducing Seller Videos on Listings
eBay said it is working to give sellers a modern selling platform in line with today’s retail standards which help sellers engage buyers and grow their business on the platform. As part of this effort, eBay is introducing video capability to Canadian sellers to include in their listings.
Canadian sellers are now able to add videos to their image gallery on the View Item pages through the company’s APIs or their third-party providers, at no extra cost. Videos will be initially visible to all buyers on the eBay app and will soon expand to desktop and mobile web as well.
This new feature enables sellers to use videos to better display inventory, showcase their product, offer instruction guides, or improve the display of the item condition.
Videos are an integral part of the company’s ongoing efforts to help sellers deliver more engaging shopping experiences to buyers.
Ironically, it was eBay’s 2017 ban on active content that virtually eliminated the use of videos in listings. With this update, eBay is introducing a new way to add videos to listings.
eBay Optimize Your Listings
eBay Canada maintains a Optimize Your Listings page that explains the process of how to add videos and has more information about the Parts & Accessories item specifics requirements.
In addition, the eBay Canada page has additional tips for sellers on how to optimize their listings for attracting more buyers.
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Richard is co-founder of eSeller365. He has over 17 years of experience on eBay which includes tens of thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries and even has experience with eBay’s VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights for a former employer. And for about two years Richard sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA in the US.
To “relax” from the daily business grind, for a few weekends a year, he also works for IMSA as a professional race official.