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      Are there any advantages to being an eBay Top Rated Seller?

      I've been selling on eBay and I wanted to know what being a top seller does? Can it help me cut cost?
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      There are a few benefits to being a Top Rated Seller:

      • You gain access to featured first. This costs about $200.
      • Sellers are more likely to trust you and purchase from your listings.
      • If you are a power seller, you receive a 20% discount on your final value fees.
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      How do I become a top seller?

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      • Consistently earn 4 or 5 star ratings from eBay buyers for delivering excellent service, shipping quickly, and providing accurate item descriptions.
      • Sell $3,000 or more and complete a minimum of 100 selling transactions on eBay every year.
      • Reviewed by eBay for compliance regularly.

      All these standards must be met - in general this means being honest on listings, shipping quickly, and addressing customer concerns.

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      To clarify, Top Rated Seller status is a distinction within power seller. The requirement to become a power seller was lowered to $3,000 of sales volume when eBay implement stricter sales quality standards in 2010.

      EBay created DSR, detailed seller ratings, with categories to focus on a more holistic buying experience. Sellers are punished more for having ratings of 1 or 2 in categories rather than having a sub maximal average rating. The rating categories are out of 5. There are also new requirements on DSRs to continue simply selling on eBay. The requirements are 4.0% to continue selling on eBay and .5% for a power seller to become a Top Rated Seller.

      Heres a detailed list for becoming a power seller:

      Minimum Requirements

      • 90 days on site
      • Account is in good standing (not past due)
      • Feedback and detailed seller ratings (DSRs) requirements (details below)
      • Sales volume requirements - minimum and by PowerSeller tier (details below)
      • eBay Policy compliance (details below)

      Feedback and detail seller ratings (DSRs) requirements:

      • 100 minimum feedback
      • 98% positive feedback over the past twelve months
      • Minimum average detailed seller ratings (DSRs) of 4.60 or higher for all four DSRs - item as described, communication, shipping time, and shipping and handling charges.
      • For sellers that sell exclusively in Motors Vehicles categories, DSR requirement applies to item description and communication DSRs only
      • For sellers that sell exclusively in Half.com the shipping and handling charge DSRs does not apply
      • Rates of 1s and 2s on DSR with US buyers not to exceed the following rates and counts:
      • Items as described: 1% and a count of 3
      • Communication: 2% and a count of 3
      • Ship time: 2% and a count of 3
      • Shipping & handling charges: 2% and a count of 3

      A caveat to note - international sales don't count towards these evaluations.

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      The top rated seller program is a scam. It is exclusively for power sellers. Their ads pop up first, while the lower volume sellers ads show up last. This is not a quality assurance but a way for eBay to unfairly benefit power sellers.

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      It is true that they receive discounts and increased visibility as well as the Top Rated Seller badge. However, the requirement to become a power seller was lowered to $3,000 so that the focus could shift to trying to reduce low DSRs. To increase visibility as a non power seller without access to featured first you will have to take advantage of eBay's best match feature: list the item as accurately as possible in the correct category.

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