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Have they made it easier to be a power seller and top rated seller?

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I just recently became a power seller and a top rated seller. I've had really high sales volumes the past month or two but total feedback score is still only like 160 or so i always thought of powersellers as being the guys with like 50000 transaactions.

i also noticed that right about teh time i became a power seller and top rated seller so did a ton of other people in my category all at the same time

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No they haven't made it easier to become one. I guess your category must've just been a popular one. :)

What they did do recently is make it hard to get that 20% discount for being a top rated seller. Now you have to offer a 14 day return policy and a guarantee to ship within 24 hours. I'm like, yeah right, bite me!

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I just recently became a power seller and a top rated seller.

Really.

It's $5,000 and 100 transaction in the 12 month trailing period, plus certain minimum DSRs. In June or July, they're lowering it to 100 transactions and $1,000.

Alloro is right about making the discount harder to get, with those new return and shipping requirements.

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It's $5,000 and 100 transaction in the 12 month trailing period, plus certain minimum DSRs. In June or July, they're lowering it to 100 transactions and $1,000.

Alloro is right about making the discount harder to get, with those new return and shipping requirements.

I'm just over 900 feedback and at Bronze level. For me the current requirements for the 20% credit on final fees is $3,000 in sales...100 transactions.

If they charge say $15 in fees the 20% discount would make it a $12 fee instead.  Personally, I'm not going to give the buyers 2 weeks to return something and ship in just one day....not worth it to me. I know, I know, it adds up if you have "x" number of sales in a month.

One of my cronies thinks that it IS a big deal and during this trial period he has already started the 1 day shipping and 2 week return policy.

Nope, not me.

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No they haven't made it easier to become one. I guess your category must've just been a popular one. :)

What they did do recently is make it hard to get that 20% discount for being a top rated seller. Now you have to offer a 14 day return policy and a guarantee to ship within 24 hours. I'm like, yeah right, bite me!

yeah my partner and i did notice the 14 day return policy thing. we are going along with it and taking advantage of the discount but our category is a unique category in that it's a super light item to ship so even if someone returns were not out much at all but a buck or two for first class mail and the nature of our category is not something that is up to interpretation of whether its as descrbied people know exactly what their gettting.

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did notice the 14 day return policy thing. we are going along with it and taking advantage of the discount

Since you're conforming, might I suggest you find a new username!

They also are going to require taracking on a large percentage of transactions.The 14 days is supposed to be implemented by June.They continue to try make sellers jump through hoops.

They also are going to require taracking on a large percentage of transactions.The 14 days is supposed to be implemented by June.They continue to try make sellers jump through hoops.

Even if your auctions all end on the same day, the "one day tracking" begins when the buyer pays - so one pays Monday, one pays Tuesday, one pays Wednesday....geez.  That's a LOT of trips to the Post Office.  Guess we'll have to rent a cot there or risk getting bad feedback!! :P

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Even if your auctions all end on the same day, the "one day tracking" begins when the buyer pays - so one pays Monday, one pays Tuesday, one pays Wednesday....geez.  That's a LOT of trips to the Post Office.  Guess we'll have to rent a cot there or risk getting bad feedback!! :P

if you have a postage scale and print your labels from home your regular mail carrier will take your packages going out and a bonus they even scan them in unlike when you drop them in the box at the post office.


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