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eBay Top Rated Seller Requirements, Benefits, & Discount

One of the questions that we have seen in the eBay community is “what are the eBay top rated seller benefits“?

There are a few things to understand about being an eBay top rated seller that will answer this question more thoroughly.

Making sure buyers receive a great service from all our sellers is one of eBay’s top priorities. To help do this, they’ve established seller levels and performance standards. These standards help sellers track their performance and let buyers buy with confidence, knowing when they’re purchasing from sellers with a track record of great service.

First, let’s talk about the requirements for becoming a top rated seller on eBay.

You can find more information about everything listed below directly from eBay by visiting their TRS information page.

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eBay Top Rated Seller Requirements

“Top rated seller” (TRS) is a status that eBay gives to someone who meets certain requirements.

Those requirements are:

  1. an active seller on eBay for 90 days

  2. 100 transactions in the last 12 months (US-based transactions)

  3. $1000 in sales in the last 12 months (US-based transactions)

  4. 0.5% defect rate

  5. 3% late shipments

If you meet all of those requirements you qualify and are given the top rated seller status!

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eBay Top Rated Seller Benefits

To be completely honest, there really isn’t a benefit in the eyes of buyers. They don’t even know that you’re an eBay top rated seller. If you want to look impressive to buyers, you need to qualify for Top Rated Seller Plus.

The requirements for becoming a Top Rated Seller Plus are:

  1. you must have a minimum of 30-day return policy

  2. you must ship your items with a one-day or same-day handling time

When you have the Top-Rated Seller Plus status, eBay puts a little seal on your listings. If you’re using a desktop/laptop computer, you’ll see the top rated seller badge on the right of your listing pages.

On a phone or tablet, the badge appears under the shipping, returns & payments section.

eBay Top Rated Seller Discount

When you have met all the requirements for eBay top rated seller and top rated seller plus, you qualify for very helpful discounts.

The discount for being a top rated eBay sellers is a 20% discount on your final value fees.

Keep in mind that to qualify for the eBay top rated seller discount, you must all of the requirements.

The good news is, it really isn’t too difficult to make these requirements… 100 transactions in 12 months and $1000 dollars in sales in 12 months. Those are the biggest things to watch for.

As long as you’re you know you have a good return and refund policy, customers are happy, you’re making sure that items that you’re listing our quality, and you’re checking for flaws and making sure to note them, you should be fine with the rest of the requirements.

I hope that helps you understand what it means to be an eBay top rated seller.

If you have any further questions please leave them in the comments.

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