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Store fee changes – live on 22 September 2011

From 22 September 2011, eBay is making some changes to Store fees on eBay.com.au. These changes are designed to encourage business and professional sellers to meet the growing demand for fixed price items and remain competitive.

The changing shape of eBay

Sales in fixed price formats are driving the growth in ecommerce both on and off eBay. As more retailers compete for a share of online sales in primarily fixed price formats, businesses must remain competitive in this increasingly crowded retail landscape.

For eBay that means having more business and professional sellers with a Store listing in Buy It Now.

eBay is introducing changes that will encourage business and professional sellers to meet this growing demand and remain competitive.

Store fee changes

From 22 September 2011, the following changes to Store fees on eBay.com.au will take effect:

Changes to Basic and Featured Store fees

  • Final value fees for Auctions will increase final value fees for Auction listings will be the same as Buy It Now listings, encouraging more Store sellers to use multiple item fixed price listings, which offer better value when selling on eBay and tap into fast-growing consumer demand for Buy It Now
  • Media category fees for Basic and Featured Store fixed price listings will remain unchanged. Auction fees will be increased in line with the aforementioned change to Auction Store fees. See eBay.com.au fees page for Media pricing and categories it applies to

Have a look at how you can benefit from listing in fixed price from 22 September:

Basic and Featured Store pricing from 22 September 2011 

   
Starting or Reserve price

Basic

Featured 

Auction

Fixed Price

 Auction  Fixed Price
Insertion fee  0.01 - 0.99

0.30

0.40

0.30 0.30
1.00 - 19.99

0.50

0.50

20.00 - 49.99

0.75

0.75
50.00 - 99.99

1.50

1.50
100.00 - 399.99

2.50

2.50
400+

3.50

3.50
     
Feature     Gallery

0.59

0

0.59 0
Feature Featured Plus*

49.95

Feature Featured Plus (30 & GTC)

149.95

                          Closing price    
Final value fee 0.01 - 75.00

 7.9% of the closing price

 7.4% of the closing price
75.01 - 1,000

7.9% of the initial 75.00 plus 5% of the
remaining closing price (75.01 to 1,000)

 

7.4% of the initial 75.00 plus 4% of the
remaining closing price (75.01 to 1,000)

Over 1,000

7.9% of the initial 75.00 plus 5% of the
initial (75.01 to 1,000) plus 3.5% of the
remaining closing price (1,000.01 - closing)

7.4% of the initial 75.00 plus 4% of the
initial (75.01 to 1,000) plus 3% of the
remaining closing price (1,000.01 -closing)

Cap

n/a


Trial free insertion fees for fixed price Anchored Store listings

eBay is also trialling pricing changes that will include free insertion fees on all fixed price Anchored Store listings. This means Anchored Store owners will be able to list their entire inventory in Buy It Now for free, and only pay as it sells.

See how much you could save by upgrading to an Anchored Store

Take action

By when

Take action

 Now

  • Familiarise yourself with the new fee changes to see how you’ll benefit from the fee changes
  • Sell lots of inventory? Use the fee illustrator to see how much you could save by upgrading to an Anchored Store

 22 September 2011

  • New Store fee changes take effect.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When do the Store fee changes take effect? 

Changes to Store fees will take effect from 22 September 2011.


2. Why is eBay increasing final value fees for Auction listings?

Auctions are still important and relevant today but are better suited to casual sellers listing items with an undetermined value. Businesses on eBay still using Auctions as their main listing format need to better cater for the overwhelming customer demand for fixed price items. The fee changes are designed to encourage business and professional sellers to meet this demand and remain competitive by listing with Buy It Now.


3. If I list an item and it doesn't sell, do I need to pay the insertion fee? 

If you relist and it doesn’t sell, you still don’t have to pay an insertion fee  as long as the relisted item falls within the first 30 listings for that month.


4. I’m not sure if my account is registered as a business or part of the PowerSeller program. How can I find out? 

To find out if you are part of the PowerSeller program, check the Seller Dashboard. Alternatively to check if your account is registered as a business on eBay, go to My eBay, and then under the Account tab click Personal/Business Information.


5. Do the same rules apply to accounts registered outside eBay.com.au? I.e. can a Store registered on eBay.co.uk take advantage of the 30 free listings per month?

The same rules apply regardless of where the eBay account is set up. If you are a PowerSeller, Stores subscriber or registered as a business on any site you are not eligible for the 30 free listings.

 


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