Between early June and mid-July, you'll be prompted to opt in to manage your own custom settings for postage, returns and payment information from one central location, rather than specifying the information separately on each of your listings.
These custom settings are called 'business policies' and they'll save you time when creating and updating listings. Business policies can be assigned to multiple listings so, for example, if you choose to change your postage details for certain listings, you can simply update the relevant postage policy and all listings using that policy will automatically update.
Note: No active listings will be affected when you opt in to using business policies and you'll always be able to approve which policy is applied to a new listing before it appears on the site.
When you list an item, your default policies will be pre-selected and you can choose to list using these, choose another existing policy or create new policies as needed.
From early June, when you've opted in to using business policies, you'll also be able to easily select your returns policy using drop-down menus in My eBay.
From the central business policies location, you'll be able to:
|By mid-July at the latest||Opt in and start using business policies for postage, returns and payment information.|
Business policies will allow you to save time when creating and updating listings and you can opt in to try business policies.
At this time, you can choose to opt out of using business policies, but in the future all sellers will have to use business policies as standard listing practice.
With business policies you can have as many variations of your postage, returns and payment information as you need for your listings. For example, you might have 2 different postage policies, 4 returns policies and just 1 payment policy.
Consider keeping as few of those variations as you possibly can so that it's easier to manage this information.
All the listings associated with a particular policy will be automatically updated when you make changes to that policy. However, this does not apply to:
We'll make it clear to you when listings haven't been updated.
Find out more about restrictions on revising listings.
Business policies will be available in the following selling tools:
Business policies will not be supported within the simple listing form.
Check with your third-party listing tool provider to find out whether they support business policies.
We're introducing business policies to help you better manage your listings. You can submit any feedback from the page where you manage your business policies.