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This has been an exciting week to say the least with the Seller Summit in San Jose this past week to celebrate eBay's 20'th birthday! It was during this event that the Fall Seller Update was released. If you were lucky enough to attend in person, I am envious, and you did get to hear the details in person. I did get to watch the keynote speech by Devin Wenig live through streaming courtesy of eBay. Wow! is an understatement. One of the most thrilling moments (at least to an onlooker) was the surprise guest, Pierre Omidyar. If you're new to eBay and you don't know who that is. Pierre is the founder of eBay. His first sale was a broken laser pointer. You can view the Fireside chat with Pierre Omidyar and Devin Wenig here along with all of the other videos that are posted detailing some of the upcoming changes.

So what about the Fall Seller Update? In my opinion it's the best every in almost 12 years of selling on eBay. It is fair, management listened, and acted.

  1. Seller Defects are changing...effective in February 2016 sellers can't help but be pleased with this change, it's major.
  2. Seller Hub...eBay is providing an updated Seller Hub with more details, better inventory management, and even metrics. Tools to be more effective as a seller with a lot less effort, everything in one place.
  3. Streamlined return process...again making your job as a seller much easier and customized to your settings.

These are three BIG updates. There are some Category and Item Specific changes that you're going to want to be sure to check out to see if any are in your particular niche.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to reach out to me in the comments or through Social Media. I will go into more detail about each update, but in the meantime take a look at the changes by viewing the 2015 Fall Seller Update.