Seller ratings let you know how other buyers have found the experience of making a purchase from your seller. The higher the seller's feedback score, the better the seller.
How feedback scores and seller ratings work
When you buy an item on eBay, you can rate your experience with the seller. The ratings you give are then added to the seller's overall feedback and detailed seller rating scores.
A seller's feedback score is displayed as a percentage beneath their username on their listings. If a seller has a score of 99.5%, it means that 99.5% of the buyers who left feedback for them had a positive experience.
You'll also see a seller's star rating as a number in brackets next to their username. This shows how many buyers have left feedback for a seller. The more buyers who have rated their experience positively with a seller, the more assured you can be of getting great service.
A silver shooting star in a seller's star rating means they've received positive feedback over 1 million times.
Detailed seller ratings
For a more detailed view of a seller's performance, you can also view their detailed seller rating. This is a breakdown of how buyers have rated that seller in the following areas:
- Item description – How accurately was it described?
- Communication – Did the seller communicate well with their buyer?
- Shipping time – How quickly did the seller ship the item?
- Shipping and handling charges – Were the costs reasonable?
To view a seller's detailed seller ratings, select the number in brackets next to their username to go to their feedback profile. You'll find stars next to the 4 different areas, with 1 star being the lowest rating and 5 stars being the highest.
Leaving detailed seller ratings
You can leave up to 4 detailed seller ratings at the same time when you leave an overall feedback rating and comment. You can leave your ratings and feedback up to 60 days after the transaction. To leave detailed seller ratings, go to your Purchase history - opens in new window or tab where you'll see the option to leave feedback. You can then:
- Select an overall feedback rating – positive, neutral, or negative
- Rate aspects of the transaction – including whether the item arrived on time, the accuracy of the item description, shipping costs, and the seller's communication
- Write a comment about your experience
You can also view all the feedback you've left or received in your Feedback profile - opens in new window or tab. From there you can also follow up and respond to feedback.
Top Rated sellers
Our best sellers earn Top Rated status, which means they've provided a great experience for their buyers.
Top Rated Sellers consistently deliver outstanding customer service. Sellers can become Top Rated whether they sell a little or a lot, provided they meet our highest levels of customer service. Top Rated Sellers are also eligible to display the Top Rated Plus seal on their listings.