Selling on eBay has changed over the years with the additions to such features as being a Top Rated Plus Seller and a Power Seller. Having these titles offer many benefits to enhance your listings ultimately causing a higher profit margin and lower eBay fees keeping more money in your pocket.
The Top Rated Plus Seller is reviewed by the personal at eBay every month for qualifying listings. With the qualifying listings needing to be more than 90% completed to reach the elite status. To become a Top Rated Seller there are a few requirements that need to be met, they are simple but you can find yourself in a trap and lose the status if you are not on top of your listings and sales to your buyers.
These listings can either be Auction listings or Buy It Now listings; the same requirements work for both listing types and neither have their own special requirements. All these requirements are options that can be found when creating each and every listing to sell on the eBay platform.
The first requirement is to have 1 business day handling time for when an item sells to a buyer. This means that within 24 hours you have a shipping label created and a tracking number entered into the Ebay system for the buyer. Weekends do not count as a business day but to have safe practice, the sooner you can package, the better.
The second requirement is to offer free shipping on the listing. Offering free shipping not only helps items sell for a higher dollar amount but it also allows our items to show up in search results much more frequently. If the item you are selling is a larger item and free shipping is not an option you want to use that is fine, that is why eBay doesnâ€™t require all listings to be included to reach the coveted Top Rated Plus Seller status.
Lastly to reach the ultimate goal is to offer a return policy for your items. The minimum required is a 14-day return policy although to offer additional length can never hurt. It is not required to pay for the return shipping, save yourself the money and hassle and let the buyer pay the charges for the return shipping to you.
These three aspects of each listing are what is needed to complete the requirements for the eBay Top Rated Seller Plus status. Do these steps on over 90% of your listings and you will be well on your way to earning higher profit margins and decreasing sales cost all at the same time.