Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Chuck23
eBay Bucks Going Down From 2% to 1% on January 1
eBay sent out an email today talking about ‘improvements’ to their Bucks program, including that we’ll only earn 1% instead of 2% for each purchase.
Here are the improvements:
1) The eBay Bucks program will include Parts & Accessories and Business and Industrial. An exception is the Heavy Equipment category in Business & Industrial.
2) They’ll begin offering Bucks promos for sellers. “There is no base earn on selling. Bucks members will receive occasional bonus offers (promotions) for selling.” I expect these to be targeted offers or special times where you can get back a percentage of your sales in the form of eBay Bucks. We saw them offer this once before, apparently as a test.
3) No more $5 minimum Bucks earn threshold.
The big negative change is that base earning go down from 2% to 1%. I wonder how that will affect future bonus Bucks offers; it might be that that 5x or 4x offers will be just 5%/4%, instead of 10%/8%. We’ll see…
Since gift cards stopped earning Bucks, the change doesn’t matter a whole lot for many of us. It still does affect product-resellers or those who shop on eBay for ordinary merchandise.