We’ve made more inventory eligible for eBay Plus

More of your inventory may now be eligible for eBay Plus as we’ve changed some of the eligibility criteria. Whether you’re a seller with eBay Plus-badged listings or want to enable more inventory, see what these changes mean for you.

Read this if:

  • You’re a seller with eBay Plus-badged listings; or
  • You want to enable some or all of your inventory with the eBay Plus badge 
  • You want your listings to benefit from a +17% item view uplift*

Key dates:

  • Now live
    • Listings that have an item price of $2.50 and above and meet the required eBay Plus criteria are now eligible for the eBay Plus badge
  • From mid-September 2021
    • Sellers who are rated ‘Very High’ for ‘Item Not As Described’ return requests or ‘Item Not Received’ requests in their service metrics will no longer be eligible for the eBay Plus badge on their listings 
  • From 23 October 2021 
    • Listings that were previously ineligible due to weight and size restrictions will become eligible for eBay Plus. This includes bulky items like furniture, ride-on toys and power saws as well as items in other categories

Reviewed by Katrina Kail, eBay Seller since 2001

What Katrina has to say about this change

“As a seller, offering eBay Plus eligibility for my items under 250g puts my business at a distinct advantage by allowing many of my smaller items to now be visible to Plus members.”

What’s changing?

Selected inventory, including bulky items, will soon be eligible for eBay Plus 

From 23 October 2021, some listings that were previously ineligible due to weight and size restrictions will become eligible for eBay Plus. This includes items like furniture, ride-on toys and power saws as well as items in other categories.

See a full list of the categories we have made eligible → 

Bulky items in these categories won’t require an express postage option to be eligible for eBay Plus. However other eBay Plus eligibility criteria will still apply including:

  • Free standard postage nationwide (excluding remote regions and PO boxes)
  • 0-1 day handling 
  • A minimum of 30 day returns

See the full list of criteria here →

 

Sellers with a “Very High” service metrics rating  will no longer be eligible for eBay Plus 

From mid-September 2021, sellers who are rated ‘Very High’ for ‘Item Not As Described’ return requests or ‘Item Not Received’ requests in their service metrics will no longer be eligible for the eBay Plus badge.

Learn more about reducing your ‘Item Not Received’ and ‘Item not as described’ requests → 

Learn more about service metrics → 


Please note, eBay Plus eligibility also relies on your Seller Standard.

If your seller level falls to Below Standard your listings will no longer be eligible for the eBay Plus badge. Your seller level can fall to Below Standard if your transaction defect rate is above 2% or if your percentage of cases closed without seller resolution is above 0.3%.

Learn more about managing your seller level → 

 

Items under $15 are eligible for eBay Plus   

We recently announced that we’re opening up the eBay Plus program to include lower-priced items. The previous item price threshold of $15 has been lowered to $2.50. 

From 23 August, any of your listings that have an item price of $2.50 and above and meet the required eBay Plus criteria are now eligible for the eBay Plus badge. 

Learn more about this change → 

Why is eBay making this change?

We’ve heard your feedback about making eBay Plus more accessible so we’ve tweaked the criteria so that more inventory is now eligible which means more sellers and their listings can reap the benefits of eBay Plus. 

Remember, listings with an eBay Plus badge see up to a +17% item view uplift* so there's never been a better time to make sure your listings get that extra visibility.

*On average versus listings that are not badged eBay Plus.

What should I do next?

  • Some of your inventory that was previously not eligible for the eBay Plus badge may now be eligible
  • Ensure your listings of $2.50 and over meet the eligibility criteria to earn the eBay Plus badge using business policies