EBay tests will leave some sellers with disabled—and soon to be retired—listing features. Also, GM reports success with eBay Motors, and PayPal introduces a new Student Account.
EBay is now testing the search upgrade before the official roll-out in October. This month, approximately 20 percent of buyer traffic will view the new upgraded search so the optional features will be turned off as a part of this testing period.
According to Director of Global Search, Gene Cook, sellers who have purchased these optional listing features during the September test phase will receive credit for 20 percent of the feature fees paid—prorated for the number of days these listings overlap with testing.
When the features are officially retired in October, sellers who have purchased them for live listings will see them removed from their listing and will receive credit.
eBay Search Upgrade to Impact Optional Listing Features
By Vangie Beal, September 9, 2009