Sales Community: New Tags
Color and item tags have been added to the sales community. These are not required, just something to help make looking for items easier.
Sales Community: New Rules for Etsy, eBay, Artfire, and standalone shop sellers
Sales community rules have been updated for sellers who use outside sites as their primary base of operations. We now require that such sellers list each item they intend to sell individually, with a photo and a price. A link may be provided to the specific offsite listing; however, you may no longer link to your entire shop. Posts linking to a offsite shop will be deleted or rejected, though no warnings will be given.
EGL: New Image Size Limits
The image size limits have been updated. Images may now be up to 500px wide and 800 px high, instead of the old 400px wide by 400px high limit.
Changes in Progress
EGL: FAQ Update
This has unfortunately taken more time than we wanted it to, but we're (hopefully) almost done with it! Are there any questions or topics that people would like to see covered? We're already updating the information on brand shops in non-Japanese countries, Bodyline, Taobao, buying on the sales community, substyles, the "basics", sizing in Gosu Rori and the GLBs, and brand sizing, but beyond that, is there anything you'd like to see covered?
Sales Community: DS/DT Update
Due to some complaints from users, we're currently working on a way for traders to repost their items before the four-week waiting period is up. Please expect an official change on this front within the next week or so!
Sales Community: Style Tags
We decided that this would ultimately be too contentious, since there is so much overlap between substyles of lolita, so we opted not to add it. If you're looking for an item in a specific style, we suggest you use multiple tags to search for it by using this URL: http://egl_comm_sales.livejournal.com/tag/tag1,tag2?mode=and. Just replace "tag1" and "tag2" with the two tags you'd like to search :)
Sales Community: Location-Based Sale Restrictions
A couple of users asked if we could require sellers to ship to all countries. We decided against this change for a couple of reasons. First up, it's not really our place to tell sellers who they may and may not sell to. Secondly, and most importantly, it's not fair for those buyers who must undergo significant hardship to ship outside of their home country. Some European sellers, for instance, may not be able to accept payment except via European bank transfer, meaning that they would have to pay sky-high fees just to take payment from a non-European user. While we recognize that many people do wish to ship within their home country for the sake of convenience, we would not want to unfairly penalize users who can't easily ship internationally.
And that's all for the rule updates for this month :) If you have any updates you'd like us to consider, please submit them in the suggestion post. We'll be putting out this little update as we update the rules, so please keep an eye out for it!