The two sections I am zeroed in on are:
"How do I qualify to be an eBay Top-rated seller?"
"Selling Practices Policy Requirements"
"Meet all the quality requirements for and accept the invitation to the PowerSeller program"
What are the "quality requirements"? Is that something different than the sales volume requirements?
Meet the sales volume requirements for Top-rated seller status: 100 transactions and $3,000 in GMV over the past 12 months
Is Power Seller program being redefined to include small volume sellers, i.e. "less than 400 annual transactions" and/or "100 transactions and $3,000 in GMV over the past 12 months" and/or "minimum 2 transactions/month"? Which of these is it... all three qualifiers must be true OR only one of the qualifiers must be true.
I'm very disappointed and disheartened and discouraged that in order to be considered a Top-Rated Seller, we must first become a Power Seller and it would appear per the "Chart of Requirements and Rewards" that we must wait until April 2010 to receive an "invitation" to become a Power Seller.
It will be awhile before we meet the current Power Seller sales volume requirements. Yet, we have excellent feedback and DSR ratings. Although we meet all the other requirements in this part of the announcement, out of the gate we are immediately disqualified on the Power Seller status basis alone.
Once again, it would appear that exceptional low volume sellers with quality new products and outstanding customer service are being disadvantaged by Power Sellers while Power Sellers are being extended an 8-month stay of execution while they get their DSR-act together. Power Sellers will be enjoying a better position in searches because they immediately qualify for Top-Rated Seller status in October 2009. It unfairly and inequitably positions Power Sellers for the holiday season because their listings will be the only ones to be advantaged in search.
As I read the announcement sections "How do I qualify to be an eBay Top-rated seller?" and "Selling Practices Policy Requirements", we meet or exceed all of the criteria for becoming a Top-Rated seller, yet when I look at our dashboard I see that we do not meet the criteria for becoming a Power Seller per the following statement (accompanied by the esteem-building red flag in yellow box): "Your current seller standing won't meet the requirements for the eBay Top-rated seller program".
We're at the bottom of the eBay stock portfolio profit picture pile. Go ahead. Give us another kick.
This is very disappointing. I'm hoping someone from eBay can show me where I'm wrong on my conclusions and/or where I have misunderstood this new Top-Seller program. Meanwhile, pardon the discouragement.
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