eBay Retires PowerSeller Program

Liz Morton ~ Founder
Liz Morton ~ Founder


eBay sent the following email to Power Sellers tonight:

We’re retiring the PowerSeller program.

As a PowerSeller, you’re one of eBay’s most trusted and valued sellers.

While the PowerSeller program is part of eBay’s heritage and has provided a meaningful badge for sellers, it now exists alongside eBay’s Top Rated Seller program.

Because the Top Rated Seller program offers more meaningful seller recognition as well as a wider set of benefits, we have made the decision to simplify our seller programs and retire the PowerSeller program and badge as of June 20, 2021. It’s been inspiring to see how PowerSellers have shaped eBay since the launch of the program more than 20 years ago and we now encourage you to continue your eBay journey as a part of the Top Rated Seller program. Learn more about what it means to be a Top Rated Seller.

So that you don’t lose the benefits of being a PowerSeller, starting June 20, your 7 calendar day grace period for negative and neutral feedback will now be included in the Top Rated Seller program.

In recognition of your contribution as a PowerSeller, we have created a special certificate which you can personalize and download here.

Thank you for being one of eBay’s most active and long-standing sellers, and for contributing to our heritage. We look forward to supporting you as you continue to represent the best of selling on eBay through the Top Rated Seller program.

Your eBay Team

eBay seller coffeebean832 questioned if this also means changes to the community forums.

I wonder if this means the end of the PowerSeller board on this forum. sheila@ebay did say she was eliminating some board and restructuring. You can read about it on the Community Platform Feedback board.

If you're not sure about the differences between PowerSeller and Top Rated Seller, Marsha Collier breaks it down in her book eBay Powerseller Business Practices.

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