Reminder – Increased Reserve Fees on ebay Motors

ebay sent out an email announcing an increase in the Reserve fee and Buy It Now fee on Auction-style listings. This change went in effect on July 13th.

The Reserve Fee changes affect the following categories:

  • Cars & Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • PowerSports
  • Other Vehicles & Trailers

Reserve fees for listings with a Reserve price below $75,000 are now $40 per listing.
Reserve fees for listings with a Reserve price $75,000 and above are now $99 per listing.

Additionally, the Auction Buy It Now fee has increased to $10.

If you are interested in avoiding these fees, please contact us regarding the new Premier Placement Package. This new ebay subscription is a flat monthly rate and includes all additional fees. The Auction123 team can get you setup on the right Premier Placement Package (P3) for your dealership today.

Auction123 Templates are Fully Compliant with eBay’s New Policies

As of June 1st, Your Auction123 eBay Listing Template will be Fully Compliant with eBay’s New Policy to Remove “Active Content”

You may have received a message from eBay regarding upcoming changes they are making to the way listings can be designed or presented on eBay.com. These changes no longer allow “Active Content” within the body of your listing. Active Content includes the use of javascript, flash animation, inline pop-up windows, and most embedded video code.

Our development and design teams have reformatted the Auction123 templates to accommodate this new policy by making trivial changes to the existing add-on widgets in the template editor, resulting in a minimal impact on your current layout. These changes occurred in the Shipping, embedded Video, Image Viewer, and Similar Vehicles widgets.

You do not need to do anything regarding this change. The Auction123 system will automatically convert your template over to the new compliant code on June 1, 2017. You will likely not see any difference in your layout or presentation. Should you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact Customer Support at (888) 514-0123, Option 2 or email Support@Auction123.com.

Thank you for being a valued Auction123 customer. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the best tools available for listing and managing your eBay and Craigslist postings.

Auction123 Support Hours – Friday, April 14th

Auction123 Customer Support will be unavailable today between 2:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT. If you need immediate assistance, designated personnel will be “on call” and can be reached by calling (888) 514-0123.

Regular business hours will resume at 9:00 AM EDT on Saturday, April 15th.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win an Amazon Fire HD 7! Voting for the Dealers’ Choice Awards Ends April 19th

Voting is open for the 2017 Dealers’ Choice Awards! YOU have the power to recognize the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers, and finance companies in the industry as these awards are determined by your vote, and the votes submitted by dealers across the country.

Please take a minute to vote for Auction123. We’ve been fortunate to have our dealers vote us as the BEST Listing Management Service for 7 years!

Category: Online Inventory Listing Management (Question #12)

Click on the link to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/adtdc2017

You will be asked to rate each of the companies you list for the quality of their products and services, level of customer service/support, value, and whether you would recommend the company to another dealer.

By completing at least five categories, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon Fire HD 7 tablet computers!

Survey submission ends on April 19, 2017 and the contest winners for the Amazon Fire HD 7s will be determined by Auto Dealer Today via a random drawing on May 17, 2017.

Auction123 Now Offering an Exciting New eBay Listing Subscription Package

Auction123 is excited to offer a new eBay listing subscription package unlike anything that has ever been available to dealers before now. The Premier Placement Package (P3 Package) provides dealers with the opportunity to purchase listing “slots” on eBay, which can be used to launch and swap national Auction-style and Fixed Price listings throughout the month. Prior to the P3 package, each listing was for a single vehicle to be live for a set number of days. These new, affordable packages allow the ability to rotate vehicles within your listing “slots”, greatly increasing the national exposure you can gain on the #1 site for automotive traffic. As an added bonus, the remainder of your used inventory will be automatically listed in the Local Market format.

Best of all, the Auction123 system provides a 100% hands-free solution to manage your P3 package. Through a series of filters and posting priorities, you can easily identify the inventory that should be eligible as a national listing. The Auction123 system will do the rest, seamlessly launching your vehicles in your preferred listing format. As listings expire or vehicles are marked sold, we will automatically launch a new ad to take its place. If you have a specific vehicle you want listed as a national ad, the Auction123 system allows you to quickly select which live ad you wish to replace with your hand picked vehicle.

To sign up today or for more information, call (888) 514-0123 or email Sales@Auction123.com.

At this time, eBay’s P3 Package is only available for listings in the Cars & Trucks, Commercial Truck, and RVs & Campers categories.