Is it worth opening an ebay store?

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simo2601
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13 Jan 12 11:38:57 pm
Hey folks, I have been casually selling on ebay for a while now and, for the first time, have finally gone over my 30 free listings a month!! woohoo!! so I decided it may be time to open a store and save on listing fees, but I couldn't really see how I am going to save money.

I am selling products worth about $40 and hope to sell 50-100 per month. From what I can see there is not much difference in the final value fee and I miss out on 30 free listings.

Also, i am a bit confused. With a store, if I list an item and say here are 100 available, do i only pay the listing fee for 1 item, or 100? if it is for just 1, then I suppose I see where the saving is.

Am I missing something> has anyone in a similar position gone down the path of a store and had success?

thanks :)

Simon

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richellemonfort
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16 Jan 12 03:14:28 am
Hi Simon,

From the looks of it, you are ready for an eBay store :)

eBay's official recommendation on this is that sellers should not even think about opening a store until they have at least 25 or more listings on eBay at all times, and you mention that you have finally gone over your 30 free listing/month!

But it is often recommended that for new sellers, they should wait until they have been selling for at least 3-6 months on eBay as well, and until they are already generating at least $500 a month in sales. - I guess you are beyond being a new seller!

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Also, i am a bit confused. With a store, if I list an item and say here are 100 available, do i only pay the listing fee for 1 item, or 100? if it is for just 1, then I suppose I see where the saving is.


You can sell multiple identical items if you create a multiple quantity fixed-price listing (Buy It Now or Best Offer) or list each item separately. eBay views this as avoidance of charges because the seller pays just one insertion and one final value fee instead of paying fees for each item.

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All the best and good luck with your upcoming eBay store :)


Richelle

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