eBay.com have relaxed the rules around creating an eBay Promotions Manager markdown event. Previously, in the 2018 Summer Seller Release published in May, eBay.com had insisted that a product be on sale on eBay.com at full price for 14 days prior to being included in an eBay Promotions Manager markdown event. Now the 14 day requirement has been relaxed.
eBay.com Summer Seller Release on eBay Promotions Manager Markdown feature
In the eBay.com Summer Seller Release published in May the 14 day sale rule was mandated.
“New markdown sale event requirement
Starting June 25, 2018, you must list your item for 14 calendar days at the same price before you can create a markdown sale event with Promotions Manager.
We recommend that you list your item at a competitive price before you create a markdown sale event. For many products, pricing recommendations are provided as you list and under the Growth tab in Seller Hub.”
– eBay.com Summer Seller Release
eBay Promotions Manager Markdown rules relaxed
On the 9th of October Alan from eBay confirmed the rule was being relaxed in the eBay forums.
“I am happy to confirm that starting today; you can create immediate markdowns using Promotions Manager. We appreciate the feedback we received after our first announcement and we are committed to considering all input we receive from our sellers. If there are any changes made to this decision in the coming year, you’ll be informed right away.
As we move into the holidays, our biggest priority is ensuring you have an easy and successful selling season.
Thank you for selling on eBay.”
– alan@ebay, eBay Forums
It would appear that this may be a temporary relaxation in the eBay Promotions Manager Markdown rules as we head into the busy Black Friday and Christmas period. Alan carefully said that any changes to the decision will be communicated to sellers and that the priority was a successful selling season.