eBay motors.com to merge with eBay.com

No primary category set

In a move certain to affect all sellers of motors, eBay.com have announced that from April next year.

This change will also see a number of listing enhancement changes hit the site from the 4th of February, to bring motor’s listings in line with eBay.com. Subtitle and Value Pack (Subtitle, Gallery Plus, and Listing Designer) will be introduced for Motors.

At the same time Motor sellers will lose other listing enhancements which aren’t available on eBay.com including ProPack, Highlight, Border, Listing Icons, and Featured Plus!

You’ll also see some fee updates (Translation: fee increases) to Reserve Price, 10-day duration, 21-day duration and Auction-BIN.

So in summary eBay Motors.com as we know it will cease to exist, it’ll become a buying experience on eBay.com, driven by eBay’s main site search technology and Best Match default sort order.

The big question is what effect this will have on the sales of motors on eBay. Also how will it affect buyers who aren’t interested in motors? The chances are that this should be minimal – for instance if you’re searching for a Jaguar you’ll probably narrow the category to Dinky Toys or Motor Vehicles. That should in all likelihood satisfy most buyers.

eBay have yet to make an announcement regarding the eBay Motors app and how this will be affected, along with features such as the eBay Garage. We also don’t yet know if eBay UK will make any changes to the way motors are sold.

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