eBay Seller Protection - Winter Storm

eBay Offers Seller Protections Due to Dangerous Winter Storm Affecting Parts of the United States


eBay announced today they have put in place performance protections for sellers whose shipments are stuck or delivered late due to Winter Storm Elliot impacting several regions of the country.

For sellers, whose business is impacted by the winter storm, eBay will automatically protect their seller performance rating, including:

  • Late shipment rate  
  • Valid tracking upload rate  
  • “Item not received” cases due to late delivery as long as the seller uploaded tracking before the case was opened, and the shipment has a physical scan from the carrier  
  • Defects resulting from transactions sellers had to cancel

eBay said it will also remove any associated negative and neutral feedback sellers may receive due to this situation and these cases will not impact their service metrics rating.

The company will continue monitoring the weather across the country and will make necessary adjustments to delivery date estimates so that your buyers have accurate expectations.

This storm is expected to move from the upper midwest to the east coast this week, potentially affecting more cities and states.

Trust eBay – But Verify

Whenever eBay offers these seller protections, we still recommend that sellers still monitor all their performance metrics, even when eBay says they will make automatic adjustments.

Adjustments can take a few days, so, sellers should check frequently and contact eBay if there is a shipment that should have been covered under this seller protection.

Please check our USPS domestic disruptions page for the latest information on operational suspensions and disruptions this winter storm is having on mail and package deliveries.

UPS and FedEx also maintain service alert pages here at these links:

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