Are you an eBay expert seller and do you already actively participate on the eBay.com eBay discussion boards giving help and advice to other sellers for free? If so, then eBay would like to invite you to join a new eBay Community Mentors Program.
eBay know that their army of sellers help and advise each other for free, so the eBay Community Mentors Program isn’t really anything new but simply recognition of the countless hours their member put in assisting each other. Naturally it comes with benefits for mentors, including some direct access to eBay and a badge on your eBay community profile.
Perhaps the most valuable benefit is direct access to the eBay community team including a monthly video chat. That’s a perk not too many people get to receive and well worth taking advantage of.
Is this yet more eBay cost cutting?
Some will say that this is eBay cost cutting and getting sellers to do the work that eBay Customer Support should be doing. They would be wrong however. Any eBay seller who has been around a few years will know that the best support and most knowledge about the practicalities of selling on eBay comes from the seller community themselves. Sure if there is a site glitch then the only people that can escalate that are eBay Customer Support, but if you need some intricate selling advice then your fellow sellers are generally much better positioned to answer.
All eBay are really doing with their Community Mentors Program is recognising the support already being given and offering to reward those sellers who tirelessly help their peers.
eBay Community Mentors Program benefits
As a member of the eBay Community Mentors Program you’ll get the following perks:
- Access to a private Mentor’s Lounge where you can connect with peers
- Direct access to eBay’s Community team, including monthly video chats
- Opportunity to shape new features for the Community
- An exclusive badge on your Community profile
- Invitations to exclusive events and opportunities
How to qualify for the eBay Community Mentors Program
Mentors are selected based on their eBay knowledge and their positive Community participation. To be considered, you’ll need to meet all of the following:
- Active eBay buyer or seller
- Post using your eBay trading ID
- Posted more than 500 times in the Community
- Active Community participant for more than 6 months
- Willingness to mentor others
You can apply to be a member of the eBay Community Mentors Program on the US eBay discussion boards.