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2017 Fall Seller Update

eBay Employee
eBay Employee

In the 2017 Fall Seller Update, we’re making changes to meet the demands of today’s marketplace and giving you more opportunities to increase your listings visibility on eBay.


Listings Visibility

Learn about changes to Markdown Manager and Promoted Listings, and engage buyers with Questions & Answers.

  • Manage your marketing activity with our new marketing tool
  • Create bundle and lot listings for extra exposure to buyers
  • This October, Questions & Answers will be added to View Item pages

Policy Updates

Removal of off-eBay links, listings security, product identifier expansion, picture guidelines, and eBay catalogue update.

  • Reminder to remove links in your listings to off-eBay websites
  • Convert HTTP content to HTTPS for a secure buying experience
  • Effective October 19, 2017, product identifiers will be required for Seller Refurbished condition and, in some categories, Used condition
  • Effective March 1, 2018, eBay will prohibit watermarks on images and you should begin removing watermarks now to comply with the change
  • Beginning in Summer 2018, new and existing listings will be matched to product entries in the eBay catalogue


Display returns information in drop-downs, gain extra visibility for free returns, restocking fee update, and streamline returns with automatic acceptance.

  • An update on simplifying return options
  • Display returns information in your listings’ Return Policy drop-downs only
  • Beginning this fall, refund up to 50% of the item price if the return is damaged or missing parts
  • Beginning this fall, restocking fees will no longer be available when you offer free returns
  • Starting in October, eBay will automatically accept a return request when the buyer pays for return shipping on domestic orders

For more information:

As always, thank you for selling on eBay.