eBay.com have just announced that from today until the 25th March, new Stores owners will be offered a 30 day free trial. The offer is valid for those opening a Basic or Featured Store for the first time, so will save sellers $15.95 or $49.95 for the first month. With Stores listings now a little more visible on eBay.com, now’s a great time to try out a Store if you don’t already have one.
A 30-day free trial for new Shop owners is something that eBay UK has long had, though they’re not very good at publicising it: the only mention I can find on the UK site is a note on the Shops fees page.
There’s no doubt in my mind that eBay Stores increase sales. Even if you never use SIF listings, the extra branding, ease of search and email marketing that Stores offer is worth a few quid a month. And now, at long last, it seems like eBay are starting to agree on that.