Jan 30 2008

Changes in eBay fees


This e-mail came across my inbox this morning, and I wanted to pass it along. Basically, eBay is lowering its listing fees and rewarding great sellers by offering them more exposure.

I haven’t sold anything on eBay in a long while, but if you’ve got some things that you’d like to get rid of, it’s nice that the listing fees are lower.

Before you sell anything on eBay, please read this horror story from Boogiemum. Of course, her story is a one-time event, but it’s worth considering, just in case it happens to you. It might make you decide to just donate your stuff and go for a tax write-off.

Seller Update: Fees, Rewards & Standards
eBay buyers want value and selection from sellers they can trust–and good sellers deserve rewards for delivering great customer service. That’s why we’re making a number of important changes that may affect you:

  1. Reduced Listing Fees
    You asked, we listened. We’re reducing Insertion Fees and adjusting Final Value Fees to lower your up-front cost to sell on eBay. You wanted free Gallery, now you’ve got it–plus more feature discounts.


  2. Rewards for great sellers
    There will be discounts and incentives for those who satisfy customers best. Who decides who gets rewarded? Customers do, by giving sellers high Detailed Seller Ratings (DSRs).

  3. Feedback Changes
    Significant changes coming soon will increase buyer confidence and showcase good sellers.

For more details on how these changes may affect you, attend a special Seller Webinar at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, February 1. You may also see announcements from eBay executives on the Announcement Board.

2 Responses to “Changes in eBay fees”

  1. I love selling on ebay! But~ I have had some horrid things happen. Some people for one dont have any idea how to be kind when the buy something. Your takin a risk always when you buy online thru an auction site! HELLO PEOPLE OF COURSE!!! So unless you ask questions BEFORE bidding and all that jazz…. yah… I dont know I have some WONDERFULL buyers but have come across some ruder than you can imagine people..

  2. Wow that link scared me! It makes me wonder if I should focus more on Craigslist for online sales!

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