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eBay Announcement 3/9/05
***Item Specifics Expansion within Home & Garden sub-categories***
Date: 03/09/05 Time: 01:59:05 PM PST
Over the next few weeks, we will soon be introducing the Item Specifics feature in the following areas within the Home & Garden category:
-Curtains, Drapes - within Window Treatments
-Towels, Washcloths - within Bath
-Floral Décor - within Home Décor
Item Specifics is an eBay feature that makes it easier for sellers to provide additional item details and a clear, well-organized description during the selling process. Buyers can then search using these item details, in addition to regular Title search and Description Search, thus finding these items more quickly and easily.
Now Home & Garden sellers in these three categories will soon be able to distinguish their offerings by details such as Material, Size, Color, and Shape. Sellers can choose to include Item Specifics in their listing or not, and buyers can choose whether or not to search for these details. However, we believe the feature provides significant value to both buyers and sellers. Sellers will be able to list using Item Specifics in mid-to-late March. The ability to search by Item Specifics will be available a few weeks afterwards.
If you list items manually through an eBay seller tool (e.g. Sell Your Item form, Turbo Lister) or the eBay API, Item Specifics will be available in the next few weeks. If you utilize a 3rd party listing service (e.g., Andale, Auctionworks, etc.), please contact them to verify that they will offer the Item Specifics functionality in the Home & Garden category.
For more information about Item Specifics in general, please refer to our FAQs:
Item Specifics FAQ
Item Specifics Overview
Item Specifics Product Finder
Item Specifics Item Page Example
Item Specifics As a Promotional Tool
For more information about detailed Item Specifics in these categories, please refer to our Discussion Board post here.
If you have any comments or feedback about Item Specifics in these categories, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with Item Specifics in the header and they will be considered for future enhancements.
***Now Available: Sales Reports 1.5***
Date: 03/09/05 Time: 11:17:42 AM PST
We are pleased to announce that Sales Reports Version 1.5 is now available. We've incorporated your feedback to make both Sales Reports Basic and Sales Reports Plus easier to use. The enhancements for subscribers of Sales Reports Basic include the ability to customize how their charts are displayed and improved formatting.
In addition, subscribers of Sales Reports Plus will also be able to:
-Analyze sales by format (for example, auction-style listings, fixed price listings, etc.) in each of the leaf-level categories they sell in.
-Compare sales by ending day and time for fixed price and Store Inventory format listings (in addition to auction-style listings).
-Customize reports by displaying full category names, and by hiding or displaying specific metrics they want to see.
For more details and a complete list of features in this release, please view the release notes [http://forums.ebay.com/db1/thread.js...eName=CMDV:AB] posted on the Sales Reports discussion board.
For general information about Sales Reports, please click here.
If you're already a subscriber of Sales Reports Plus, you can start using the new version by going to My eBay and clicking on the Sales Reports link.