eBay UK sellers may have noticed this morning that their cross-promotion connections with other sellers have disappeared. eBay did announce the removal of this feature from the .com back in May, but have made no corresponding announcement about .co.uk.
According to eBay, the feature saw “very low usage” and hence was removed. Without traffic figures, it’s difficult to argue with this, but cross-promotions were certainly popular amongst sellers. The question now is what will replace them: with third-party advertising appearing elsewhere on the site and underneath hit counters on the .com site, one has to wonder if it’s also going to appear on top of your paid-for auctions.