eBay Top Rated Sellers

Top Rated Seller status is awarded to sellers who meet certain sales and tracking requirements, as well as specific performance standards. This status was introduced in October 2009, and replaced Power Seller status, which still exists, but is no longer visible to customers.

Most Top Rated sellers are in eBay.ca with 87% of the top sellers with the Top Rated Seller status. Followed by eBay.com.au at 85%, and eBay.es at 82%.

eBay.de at 63%, eBay.com at 30%, and eBay.in at 9% have the least number of Top Rated sellers.

Despite being the largest marketplace, eBay.com has one of the lowest numbers of Top Rated sellers.

Marketplace Top Rated in Top 100 Top Rated in Top 1,000 Top Rated in Top 10,000
eBay.ca 81% 86% 87%
eBay.com.au 77% 82% 85%
eBay.es 78% 82% 82%
eBay.fr 82% 82% 81%
eBay.it 81% 83% 80%
eBay.co.uk 76% 72% 64%
eBay.ie 78% 73% 64%
eBay.de 70% 70% 63%
eBay.com 28% 21% 30%
eBay.in 55% 35% 9%

Many sellers on eBay marketplaces are not based in the country the marketplace is setup, instead they participate in cross-border trade. This is further explored in the local sellers report.

Of those with the Top Rated Seller status on eBay.in 99% are local sellers, meaning based in India. Followed by eBay.com at 63%, and eBay.de at 58%.

Local in Top 10,000 is the percent of top sellers who are local to the marketplace. Local in Top Rated is the percent of sellers with the Top Rated Seller status who are local.

Marketplace Local in Top 10,000 Local in Top Rated
eBay.in 100% 99%
eBay.com 28% 63%
eBay.de 51% 58%
eBay.co.uk 51% 51%
eBay.com.au 15% 16%
eBay.it 5% 4%
eBay.fr 2% 2%
eBay.ca 1% 1%
eBay.es 1% 1%
eBay.ie 0% 0%

The current requirements for sellers on eBay.com are (other marketplaces are similar):

  • eBay seller account must have been active for at least 90 days
  • At least 100 transactions with US buyers over the most recent 12-month period
  • At least $1,000 in sales with US buyers over the most recent 12-month period
  • For at least 95% of transactions with US buyers in the last 3 months a shipment tracking number is added within the promised handling time, and the shipping label is scanned by the carrier
  • No more than 0.30% of eBay Money Back Guarantee and PayPal Purchase Protection cases can be closed without seller resolution
  • No more than 0.5% of transactions with US buyers with one or more defects over the most recent evaluation period
  • Less than 3% of transactions with late shipping (Sellers with 400 or more transactions over the past 3 months are evaluated based on the past 3 months, and sellers with fewer than 400 transactions are evaluated based on the past 12 months)

This report was last updated on . All metrics mentioned are calculated by our proprietary technology allowing us to collect data and analyze e-commerce marketplaces.