Upcoming ebay changes in 2018

Upcoming ebay changes in 2018

In 2018 ebay planned to release few important updates that could affect all ebay sellers.

  1. Product-Based Shopping Experience is coming to eBay!
  2. EBay will change main way to pay from PayPal to Adyen

Product-Based Shopping Experience at eBay

In 2018 eBay will be transitioning to a Product-Based Shopping Experience which groups similar listings together. Buyers can easily see the merchandise that meets their search criteria, and quickly decide which product they want to purchase.

This change will require sellers to associate their listings with products in the eBay Catalog for select product lines.

eBay will provide official information to seller together with 2018 Spring Seller Update.
The first wave of changes will start in May 2018.

Impacted marketplaces are US, UK, AU, and CA [English].

Planed schedule
    • May 2018 listings for select brands in specific categories will require association with an eBay catalog
    • August 2018, the requirement to create/revise a listing against an eBay catalog
      product will be applied to entire categories, and not just select brands within a category.
Categories affected in wave 1 (May 2018)
Category Name Category ID Brand Product Example
Air Purifiers 43510 Dyson Pure
Audio Docks & Mini Speakers 111694 Jawbone Jambox
Humidifiers 71240 Dyson AM Humidifier
Internet & Media Streamers 168058 Amazon Fire Stick
Internet & Media Streamers 168058 Apple TV
Internet & Media Streamers 168058 Google Chromecast
Internet & Media Streamers 168058 Roku Premier/Express/1/2/3/4
Portable Fans 20612 Dyson AM Cooling Fan
Programmable Thermostats 115949 NEST* Thermostat*
Space Heaters 20613 Dyson AM Fan Heater
Voice-Enabled Smart Assistants 184435 Amazon Echo
Voice-Enabled Smart Assistants 184435 Google Home
Cell Phones 9355 Apple iPhones
Tablets 171485 Apple iPads
Changes in PrestaBay PrestaShop eBay Integration module

In order to provide our customers' way to submit products into ebay catalog, it will be required to specify ePID value together with other product details. This ebay product identification could be obtained by using UPC/EAN code of the product. PrestaBay PrestaShop ebay module will give a way to automatically determinate ePID numbers for your PrestaShop products catalog. As soon as functionality will be ready we will release module update together with detailed instruction for sellers.
Please let us know in advance if this ebay change will affect your seller experience.

Migration from PayPal to Adyen

PrestaShop eBay Module PrestaBay support Adyen payment system as well as another payment method available on ebay.

Starting from the second half of 2018 ebay will start payments intermediation on a small scale in North America.
In 2021 ebay, eBay expects to have transitioned a majority of its Marketplace customers to its new payments experience.
As soon as new api, api changes connected to Adyen payment will be available, the module will make all required modification required for correctly migrate our customers to a new payment platform.
Fill free to contact us if you will have any questions related to this migration and how this could affect your business.

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