New eBay fee Changes Ahead for US Sellers

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dwmgoods35
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26 Jan 10 06:07:40 pm
Hey guys I need your input on the new fee changes ahead for US sellers on the site. If Im reading this correctly, the fee changes seem like they are lowered but if you do extensive calculations its actually raised??? also they are eliminating the Store Listing Format which was 5 cents if Im correct.


Anyways let me know how you all feel of these changes!

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27 Jan 10 02:00:09 am
Thanks for the heads up dwmgoods35 :)

This news is like on almost every eCommerce blog there is, its that massive! Here a more comprehensive look at it from auctionbytes:

As anticipated, eBay will eliminate its Store Inventory format and has introduced a new pricing structure effective March 30, 2010. There will be one Fixed Price format on eBay - listings in the current Stores Inventory Format will automatically become regular Fixed Price listings with the same duration and appear with all other Fixed Price listings in eBay search results.

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If you've got questions or not you're not too sure about these changes, I suggest attending their town hall on January 27 3:30pm Pacific time and a webinar will also be available on January 28.

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27 Jan 10 03:22:19 am
Interesting changes!

I like some affects of a few of them, but they are just going to make it even harder from smaller volume sellers, and their the ones hurting now with the fees.

Larger volume sellers should enjoy the changes, but as to what you had said much earlier on Don, the Power Seller icon has been restricted.

I'm wondering if it remains with your id, or are they removing it all together?

I'm trying to think of a positive reason for removing it, but one fails me at the moment lol. That seems to defeat the whole purpose of having it to start with.


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27 Jan 10 04:23:56 am
Hey Mark yeah your right and did you see that they are restricting it even more now that you can't even use their powerseller logo in your listing template! currently you wont have the logo next to your user ID but you can paste the logo within your listing but come march thats gone too! lol the only thing I can think of is ebay thinks having both Powerseller and Top-Rated Seller is gonna confuse the buyer to compare the 2 because originally back in the day..being a Powerseller meant that you were a well seasoned seller and were rated highly to shop with, well with the new TRS title thats now part of the achievement plus those other bells and whisles. To be honest Mark since becoming a PS my sales have dropped! lol yes thats right dropped and I have nooo clue.

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27 Jan 10 05:34:58 am
Yeah, that all makes sense actually don, pretty much just changing formats.

No surprise to hear that the PS didn't help in increasing sales. I don't think that has been the powerful marketing tool it used to be for quite some time now.

About the only time that will get you the sale these days is when you are head to head with a non-PS, pretty much evenly matched on what you are offering. I think most would still probably go with the PS in those cases, but apart from that most ebay shoppers are more influenced by factors such as price, despatch times and so on.

Never heard of it actually costing anyone in sales though lol, that's not a glowing endorsement of it at all lol.

I remember when I made PS on one of my old accounts when first starting out, felt good to achieve it at the time, but it did nothing to increase my sales. When I didn't maintain it, strangely enough it was almost a relief when I lost it lol.

It just made me re-focus my efforts on what got me to PS in the first place, and not think that was going to create sales for me.


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27 Jan 10 08:07:28 am
thanx for the news guys, im a little confused. i checked out that link, is this only affecting stores? is this gonna effect my normal listings? i list buy it now's and auctions between $30 & $40

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27 Jan 10 03:30:54 pm
Hey Raiderjake,

Yes it affects both store and non store sellers. Its just breaking down how store owners will be charged for fees but basically they are charging No fee for up to 100 listings every 30 days with a higher fvf if its above $1 its a higher starting fee with a flat rate closing fvf. They are getting rid of store format and going strickly with fixed price of a flat fee of 20 cents I believe with a higher fvf. Again if you want to see the fee breakdown log into your ebay and click announcements under the community tab in the top right corner.

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27 Jan 10 04:53:53 pm
thanx dwm, 12% fvf thats insane

thats ok though, the faster they push us away the faster they fall, or so one would hope

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27 Jan 10 04:58:42 pm
Yeah I agree. Its funny how they put it into words of 'lowest fees ever' lol thats eBays way of saying our highest fees ever!

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27 Jan 10 06:46:09 pm
i saw a post in the bonanzle forums, i knew their fees were low but wow!

under $50 is a $1 fee, under $100 is $3. thats even cheaper than paypal

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