US and Canadian Powersellers have the chance to win up to US$1,500 this Christmas as eBay repeat last year’s Powerseller Challenge. Sellers who enter will be given a personalised sales target: those who beat the target receive up to 1.5% of their sales above the target back, up to a maximum of US$1,500. There are also ten sweepstakes prizes of US$1,500 to be won: so even if you’re taking December off selling (you crazy person!) you could still be a winner.
What’s particularly interesting is that eBay are using the DSRs (“the feedback stars”) to determine eligibility for the prizes: only those with 4.5 or more on all stars, and an average of 4.8 will get the 1.5% credit; anyone below that will only get 1%. From statements made at Live and elsewhere, we expect those stars to be more and more important for sellers over the next year.