Attaining PowerSeller and Top Rated Seller Status
IN THIS CHAPTER
Moving up the tiers
Qualifying for PowerSeller status
Becoming a Top Rated Seller
Understanding the benefits of becoming a recognized seller
When you browse through items on eBay, you’re bound to notice a Top Rated Plus icon next to a member’s User ID. To the uninitiated, this may look like an award given to a seller for selling thousands of items on eBay — but it’s not. The eBay Top Rated Plus status is given only to those sellers who uphold the highest levels of professionalism and customer service on the site. Take a look at mine in Figure 3-1.
There are three levels of upgraded status for eBay sellers:
- PowerSellers: These members have to maintain certain levels of gross merchandise sales (total dollar amount of eBay sales — GMS in eBay-speak), and they must get there by providing excellent customer service.
- Top Rated ...