Top Rated Seller on eBay

Over time I’ve both earned and lost and earned back my “Top Rated Seller” status. One of the reasons to work to earn this status is the 20% discount on Final Value Fees.

eBay Top Rated Plus

Top Rated Plus

There are requirements to maintain to earn and keep “Top Rated” status. At the least you need to offer a 14 day (or longer) return policy, and a 1-day handing fee, in addition to performance standards, which include uploading tracking data within stated shipping times on 90% of your packages and keep your defects below 2%.

On your “Seller Dashboard”, you can find a break down of your performance, including:

Transaction w/ defects: (needs be to <=2.00% total)

*  Items and listings

  • Low detailed seller ratings for item as described
  • Opened cases for items not as described
  • Return Requests: items not as described

*  Shipping and delivery

  • Low detailed seller ratings for shipping time
  • Requests: items not received

*  Neutral or negative feedback

  • Neutral or negative feedback from buyers

*  Canceled transactions

  • Transactions you canceled

Tracking numbers: (needs be to >=90%)

  • Tracking Uploaded.
  • Tracking uploaded within handing time.
  • Tracking uploaded and validated with carrier.

Open cases, without seller resolution. (needs be to <=0.30%)

In closing, this month, I saved over $50 by being Top Rated. Also, strangely I earned this last December (2013), and lost it when eBay upgraded the requirements needed to earn this status, in August, at which point I lost the status until today.


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