eBay Announces final Seller Release of 2010 / Video interview with Dinesh Lathi #ebaynews #eBaySR

Richard Brewer-Hay

All, eBay announced its third and final seller release for 2010 this morning. All updates are scheduled to launch the week of September 7 unless otherwise noted.

I sat down with Dinesh Lathi, VP of Buying and Selling Experience for eBay, while we were in Chicago for eBay: On Location to talk more about the updates coming in the Fall. Here you go…

From the AB post:

Stay on top with great value and service
New shopping experience for iPod/MP3 players, GPS, and DVDs highlights great eBay values on these hot holiday products. Starting mid-September, listing with the eBay catalog will be required in these subcategories (Auction-style and Fixed Price, including Good ‘Til Cancelled). Pay no Insertion Fees when you list or relist with the catalog.
eBay Listing Analytics application gives you new insight into how your listings are performing: impressions, clicks, sales.
Bulk-edit more fields, revise up to 500 listings at once with new functionality in the eBay bulk edit and relist flow.
Get your unpaid items re-listed and back in front of buyers fast with auto-relist option in Unpaid Item Assistant. Choose to exempt some customers from the automated process.

Shipping enhancements improve service, reduce buyer questions
Industry-standard shipping terms —Economy, Standard, Expedited, and One-day—used to describe domestic shipping services. Shipping options displayed prominently along with estimated delivery time on the item page and in checkout.
Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, APO/FPO addresses, and special US areas such as Guam and Puerto Rico: Exclude these buyers or show exact charges based on their location.
Pass on your shipping discounts to buyers with the Shipping Calculator: Specify one domestic and one international discount.
Low-cost shipping insurance: Available exclusively with eBay label printing.

Streamline buyer communications
Updates to reduce and manage buyer contacts: Ask a question link moved down on item page; Automated Answers turned on for all sellers.
Enhancements to My Messages: Use it as your central inbox for buyer email with out-of-office reply, customized email signatures, and message filtering.

Complete details can be found HERE.