Back in June we noted that the Deutsche Post strike in Germany was starting to impact UK sellers shipping to Germany.
eBay have already started to protect German sellers discounting low detailed seller ratings in the calculation of the seller status. eBay Germany are also working for automatic removal of DSRs if the strikes continue into July.
Now eBay UK has undertaken to protect sellers who have been affected. eBay told Tamebay this morning “We can confirm that we are protecting sellers that were impacted by the German postal strike. Sellers who sent items to Germany through Deutsche Post and DHL will be not incur any defects that were caused as a direct result of the Deutsche Post strike“.
We know a fair number of sellers have been affected but any defects should be discounted on your next Seller Rating. We also know many readers have been in contact with eBay support who have been unable to help but now with the amnesty made official your seller status should be secure.