Ebay Express, already launched in the US is gearing up for an autumn 2006 launch in the UK. For sellers, this represents an exciting opportunity to expand your business and get further exposure, at no additional cost.
Express offers a venue for sellers to offer new goods, at fixed prices without the need to wait for an auction to end. Listings within eBay Express are taken from approved business sellers offering Buy-It-Now auctions or shop inventory who meet the specific standards within their auctions.
No additional fees are payable by the seller for inclusion within eBay Express, however the seller must offer a return policy for a minimum of seven days unlike traditional listings on eBay where a return policy is not mandatory. Additionally, the seller must include a photograph of the item within the description, must specify reasonable postage costs and send the item from within the UK.
Unlike eBay, eBay Express will also offer buyers the facility to complete checkout for all their items at once. This gives them an advantage of paying several sellers at once which has not previously been possible with eBay.co.uk or eBay.com
Ebay Express initially will offer goods within Audio, TV & Electronics, Baby & Nursery, Books, Cameras & Photo, Fashion, Lifestyle & Accessories, Computing, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Jewellery & Watches, Mobile Phones, Music & DVDs, Video Games, Sports & Leisure, and the Baby, Kids & Toys category. More categories are expected to be included at a later date.
Most experts suggest eBay is launching express as a way to compete with Amazon, and other online shopping sites. Recently eBay has lost ground to such sites & they see abandoning their auction format as a way of making up lost ground.
Mark Kenny has been selling successfully online & though eBay for more than five years. You can see visit his eBay & Auction Forum at http://www.AuctionCUT.com or visit Mark Kenny blog at http://www.Trading-Web-Solutions.com/blog