When eBay introduced seller discounts one of the qualifications was to “initially be set at a ‘good service’ minimum DSR score of 4.6“. Now DSRs have improved and the average eBay seller now qualifies for a discount if they meet all other criteria.
The postage and packaging charges DSR has been the most troublesome to get right – the eBay average has sat at 4.5 for about a year but recently crept up to 4.6. Either this manes that sellers who were gouging on postage costs have been removed from the site or rehabilitated into charging reasonable postage, or every seller across the board has raised their game.
Either way it’s good news for buyers – they’re ranking sellers higher than at any time in the past. The 12 month eBay UK average DSR for P&P is still 4.58 but the 30 day average has risen to 4.60.
The big question is will eBay now raise the bar still higher and tweak qualifications for PowerSeller status, Seller discounts and shop qualifications?