If you have an eBay consignment business as your home based business, or you plan to have one, there is a new program being implemented. The new Trading Assistant (TA) program basically partitions the two types of eBay consignment businesses: Pickup and Drop Off. Businesses with a drop off location will have to agree to a separate set of terms. The term “Trading Post” is being retired in favor of “Registered eBay Drop Off Location”
There are also a few basic requirements. You must have:
- an eBay Membership in good standing
- a minimum of 100 eBay Feedback (98% positive)
- sales of at least 10 items on eBay in the prior 3 months
This is a much needed change in my opinion. One of the complaints about the eBay Trading Assistant directory is that it’s out of date. It has lots of listings for people who might have been interested in the Trading Assistant program at one time but who are no longer are active (and forgot to remove themselves from the directory). This will serve to clean those up. Furthermore, the new requirements will ensure that only active and established eBay sellers will show up in the new Trading Assistant directory.
If you are a Trading Assistant and want to preserve your TA directory listing, you will have to re-register before February 11, 2008. See the link below.
Trading Assistant Home Page