In a move designed to increase trust between buyers and sellers, eBay has announced that members with private feedback will no longer be allowed to list items for sell. Set to go into effect October 26th, this policy will mean that buyers will always be able to view the profile of those selling on eBay. Feedback is one of the main ways that buyers can evaluate the legitimacy of a seller and determine whether or not to purchase listed goods.
Individuals who currently have their profile set to private and list goods online will not have those items listed before October 26th removed, but until they elect to share their profile, will be unable to list more items after this date. This is a move by eBay towards increasing transparency throughout the platform. To make your eBay profile public, simply log in to your account and select the "make my profile public" option.