I am writing this post to the forum to correct what might be some misconceptions on obtaining PowerSeller status on eBay; and to let everyone know some changes to the program itself.
There seems to be an incorrect thought on how to obtain PS status.
I am stating this from personal experiences I have had on eBay.
To obtain PowerSeller status a seller must AVERAGE 1000.00 per month over a three month period. This means if a seller does 200 the first month, 800 the second month and then does 2000 the third month they would qualify for PS status.
Or if a seller does 3000 in sales at anytime they would qualify for the PS program. Even if they did it in one day.
Of course, the seller would have to meet the other reqs.
I have on two different accounts done this simply by e-mailing the PS support dept. and stating I think I may have obtained PS status. Could you check to see if this is the case.
Here is the recent response verbatum from PS support, just recently.
Thank you for writing to eBay in regard to your accounts PowerSeller
While our system has yet to automatically review accounts for the period
covering August, September and October, I have manually reviewed your
account and see that you would qualify for PowerSeller status in that
review. Rather than waiting until the automatic evaluations are
completed in mid-November, I have submitted a request to have a
PowerSeller invitation sent to you right away. You should receive that
in the next few days.
Thank you for your interest in the PowerSeller program. If you need
further assistance, please don't hesitate to reply to this email and let
eBay Customer Support
I actually qualified in about 40 days as I did over 3000 in that period.
On my other account I qualified in 30 days. This was last January. I actually got silver status as I did some great sales in JAN.
I know this thread is getting long so I will just copy and paste the new PS rules which will help sellers get PS status even more.
Important enhancements to the PowerSeller program
We're writing to let you know about some important enhancements to the eBay PowerSeller program--enhancements originally announced in June of 2007 at eBay Live! and taking effect in November:
* We're adding annual (12-month) sales volume as an alternate to the current 3-month requirement, which will allow many of our good sellers who do most of their business in a specific season to be included in the program.
* We're also adding 'items sold' as an alternate to the dollar sales requirement, which will extend benefits to other great sellers who do a large volume in lower priced items.
More Customer Support for Bronze:
Plus, we have great news for Bronze level sellers: If you meet the annual requirement of $12,000 or 1,200 items, you'll get FREE prioritized email support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, plus 24-hour phone support.
These enhancements are all part of our ongoing efforts to recognize, reward and provide service and support to our valued PowerSellers who play a vital role in our marketplace and in keeping buyers coming back to eBay.
To learn more about the changes to PowerSeller requirements, please visit the PowerSeller portal.
The PowerSeller Team
I hope this info has helped the forum