The Importance of Being a Top Rated Seller on eBay
March 8, 2017
Benefits of Being a Top Rated Seller
Better Search Results = More Sales
Ebay plays favorites when it comes to top rated sellers. This is their way of rewarding good customer service and keeping those that shop on eBay happy. Check out this chart below:
The number of impressions on the left was achieved while the seller had top rated status. Unfortunately, this seller lost the top rated status due to some unresolved issues out of their control and as you can see the number of impressions drastically dropped. At the end of February and beginning of March, their search impressions dropped an average of 70%.
Discounts on fees and shipping
If you are a Top Rated Plus seller, you will get a 20% discount on final value fees through eBay.You will also receive discounts on shipping.
How to Achieve Top Rated Status
Have an active eBay account for at least 90 days
Have at least 100 transactions with US buyers over the past 12 months
Have at least $1,000 in sales with US buyers over the past 12 months
Upload valid tracking numbers to My eBay for at least 90% of transactions over the past 12 months.
1 business day handling time
Be sure to provide seller resolution on all cases if possible