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Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:29 pm
Just got an e-mail detailing a few, seemingly positive, changes:
"Free pictures coming in July
Starting July 2, on top of listing up to 50 items Auction-style FREE each month, you'll get FREE pictures for all your listings--up to 12 pictures per listing, both Auction-style and Fixed Price!
New requirements for pictures. Starting this fall, all new listings and relistings will be required to have at least one picture, and all photos must be at least 500 pixels on the longest side and cannot have added borders or text (watermarks okay)."
I wonder if this is in response to sites like Etsy allowing several free pictures.
"Safeguards for your hard-earned performance record
New seller protections help ensure your performance record is an accurate reflection of your great service:
New automatic 5-star Detailed Seller Rating (DSR) for Communication protects sellers from getting low DSRs when there was no communication at all. Starting in April, you'll get an automatic 5-star Communication DSR when you specify same-day or 1-day handling, upload tracking information by the end of the next business day, and no communication was needed between you and the buyer. Of course, friendly, prompt and informative communication is always important, so on transactions where buyer and seller communications do occur, the Communication DSR will be rated by the buyer.
Feedback left for a transaction where the buyer had an unpaid item recorded will be automatically removed.
Earlier this year, eBay started displaying an automatic message on the View Item page to buyers outside the US regarding customs-related delays and customs duties. Because of this, any Feedback from international buyers that only references customs issues will qualify for Feedback removal."