eBay is launching a brand new “Up & Working” program at this time that goals to assist bodily retailers transfer a few of their enterprise on-line in the event that they’ve been shutdown or are struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of that program, eBay is waiving vendor charges for brand new companies to the platform beginning at this time, April 2nd, via June 30th.
Together with the waived charges, eBay will even be giving new companies a free Primary-tier eBay Retailer for 3 months (which usually prices $21.95 per thirty days with an annual subscription). That subscription consists of extra perks for sellers, like decrease charges, discounted delivery provides, and extra. eBay additionally guarantees that it’ll provide free “instructional webinars, one-on-one help, and entry to skilled sellers” to new companies which have by no means handled e-commerce earlier than.
Lastly, eBay says that it’ll be highlighting small companies on its homepage to assist promote storefronts to consumers.
There are just a few caveats to the provide: in accordance with the wonderful print, eBay will solely be protecting the “last worth charges for the primary 500 bought objects that had been listed throughout the promotion itemizing interval.” Promote greater than 500 issues throughout these three months, and also you’ll need to cowl the charges once more. The deal can also be restricted to enterprise accounts, so you’ll be able to’t simply join an everyday eBay account and get the identical perks. You’ll additionally need to be a brand new vendor — corporations with current accounts as of April 1st aren’t eligible for the promotion.