that they are changing Checkout, “to simplify and improve the buying process”. Integration with PayPal is to be improved, and “the issues our users were finding difficult, such as, postage method selection and postage & packaging discounts” are to be addressed. The new Checkout will be introduced gradually over the next three weeks.
I’m a bit intrigued by this. I’m not aware of any of the things eBay list as being problems actually being problems: what do you think? Are your buyers unable to select between second class and special delivery? I do get occasional glitches with the P&P amount, and that’s always entirely my own fault for having forgotten to tick the “apply my postage discounts” box in Turbo Lister. My buyers are pretty good at reminding me about this though 😆
And though of course anything that makes it easier for buyers to pay has to be a good thing, I can’t help thinking that what would really make eBay easier to use, would be a shopping cart.