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2013 eBay fee increase: 10% flat fee. Bad news for sellers

Tike71 281 March 19, 2013 at 06:14 PM in Finance (4) More eBay Deals
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Heads up eBay will be charging a 10% flat fee across all categories coming April 16th 2013
Those with eBay stores will be charged fees that will vary with different categories starting from 4% on 05/01/13
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...ation.html

This rate calculator shows the old and new fees and how much they will be milking sellers
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...lator.html



For the consumer electronics category you're going to be paying 43%-209% more than you pay now.

Old vs new fees. Free shipping offered
$20 fvf = $1.40 vs $2 (increase of 43%)
$100 fvf = $6 vs $10 (increase of 66.7%)
$250 fvf = $13.50 vs $25 (increase of 85%)
$500 fvf = $26 vs $50 (increase of 92.3%)
$1,000 fvf = $51 vs $100 (increase of 98%)
$1,500 fvf = $61 vs $150 (increase of 146%)
$2,000 fvf = $71 vs $200 (increase of 182%)
$2,500 fvf = $81 vs $250 (increase of 209%)
$5,000 fvf = $131 vs $250 (increase of 91%)
$10,925 fvf = $250 vs $250

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#31
I've been liking Amazon more and more lately. They're still not the best with fees, but I seem to sell quicker there and buyers seem more willing to pay for shipping (eBay buyers will knock you for even charging actual postage), plus you don't have to use PayPal, another plus.
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#32
I may have to take another look at Amazon too, I did notice not all categories are available to sell in, for instance I have a lot of tea from our deals and it doesn't sell for crap on eBay but I bet it would on amazon and they block the grocery and gourmet food category unless your a professional seller for 39.95 a month.

What seems to be the next best or better depending on how you look at it to Paypal?
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#33
You know what's absolutely hilarious? eBay reps have been doing Q&As in their forum and one seller asked exactly how these new fees would, as eBay claims, save them money. Rather than post an answer in the forum for everyone to see, an eBay rep proceeded to send some secretive answer via a private message to the seller. No joke:

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/...5200142248 LMAOLMAOLMAO

I mean, seriously?! WTF. If these up new fees were so great, why not share the news with everyone? Mad

In fairness to eBay, there are a small number of set ups where you will indeed save money from these new fees, but it seems like the majority of sellers (including sellers with any kind of store) will be losing money.

Nevertheless, I'm really happy to see that there are going to be fewer ways for buyers to get away with bidding/buying for fun and not paying. That I can stand behind.
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#34
I really hope this opens the door to a competitor. I'd love to see google enter this arena as a way to promote their google wallet payment platform. All it would need to be is an android and chrome app.
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#35
Glad I'll be out of college soon with a job because these fees will kill my profits. My mini business won't be worth the time anymore. I hope a bunch of sellers tell eBay to F off.
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Quote from batterycharger View Post :
"auction-style listings purchased with Buy It Now will remain for sale until a buyer has paid for the item"
Are you saying that now if a Buyer chooses "Buy It Now" in "Auction-Style" and the Seller DOES NOT have the "Immediate Payment Required" option checked, it will remain for sale until the Buyer pays for it ?

Any link to it ?
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Quote from Olafur View Post :
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Nevertheless, I'm really happy to see that there are going to be fewer ways for buyers to get away with bidding/buying for fun and not paying. That I can stand behind.
what changes?
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Quote from Tike71 View Post :
Heads up eBay will be charging a 10% flat fee across all categories coming April 16th 2013
Those with eBay stores will be charged fees that will vary with different categories starting from 4% on 05/01/13
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...ation.html

This rate calculator shows the old and new fees and how much they will be milking sellers
http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...lator.html



For the consumer electronics category you're going to be paying 43%-209% more than you pay now.

Old vs new fees. Free shipping offered
$20 fvf = $1.40 vs $2 (increase of 43%)
$100 fvf = $6 vs $10 (increase of 66.7%)
$250 fvf = $13.50 vs $25 (increase of 85%)
$500 fvf = $26 vs $50 (increase of 92.3%)
$1,000 fvf = $51 vs $100 (increase of 98%)
$1,500 fvf = $61 vs $150 (increase of 146%)
$2,000 fvf = $71 vs $200 (increase of 182%)
$2,500 fvf = $81 vs $250 (increase of 209%)
$5,000 fvf = $131 vs $250 (increase of 91%)
$10,925 fvf = $250 vs $250
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCBiEIb2asQ

Where is King Leonidas to kick the crap out of John Donahoe Mad
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#39
Quote from Mr_El_Cheapo View Post :
That's because they must pay their CEOs outrageous salary.

http://www.reuters.com/article/20...ews&rpc=43
Bet you that will be 40 million for 2013 after the fee hike. Mad

This is the same type of CEO leadership move that doomed JcPenney when they felt they knew their customers and removed the coupons for everyday pricing, and look at where they are now. But no competition makes it hard to put eBay on the brink to really want to do right by both buyers AND sellers Facepalm
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#40
the sucky thing about amazon is a person can return the item even close to 90 days, i had a bad experience with that once
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#41
They're even increasing the store listing fees. premium store was 49.95, now will be 59.95. You get 500 free listings, but any above that will have a .10 insertion fee, which is double the current .05. I usually have about 1200-1300 items listed which basically means it's going to cost me about 40.00 more per month just to list the current number of listings I do.

Ebay must just really hate seeing any of their customers make any money. Every year it gets harder and harder.
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#42
Quote from joogle View Post :
the sucky thing about amazon is a person can return the item even close to 90 days, i had a bad experience with that once
Yeah, Amazon SUCKS BALLS when it comes to cradling their buyers with returns and making the sellers out to be the bad guys, as if Amazon are the perfect sellers themselves and never make a mistake Nono


Quote from EvilRyu666 View Post :
They're even increasing the store listing fees. premium store was 49.95, now will be 59.95. You get 500 free listings, but any above that will have a .10 insertion fee, which is double the current .05. I usually have about 1200-1300 items listed which basically means it's going to cost me about 40.00 more per month just to list the current number of listings I do.

Ebay must just really hate seeing any of their customers make any money. Every year it gets harder and harder.
CEO's wife got tired of living in their 10,000 sq ft home and driving $100k cars. She said do something about this or Im cutting you off, as I want more. Donahue thinking, ok, ok, ok...I'll just up the fees on the sellers on eBay Facepalm

Perks of being the CEO in this day and age Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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#43
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
Yeah, Amazon SUCKS BALLS when it comes to cradling their buyers with returns and making the sellers out to be the bad guys, as if Amazon are the perfect sellers themselves and never make a mistake Nono
Yes Amazon is horrible. Buyer decides to screw you, invokes "A-Z Guarantee", and as a seller you're toast. Amazon literally does not care what your side of the story is, the money is going to be refunded and you're either on the hook for it or at best you get a strike against you. Been there, done that, with a bitch who wanted free printer ink. And she got it.

They are not an option for me.
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Quote from scb435 View Post :
Yes Amazon is horrible. Buyer decides to screw you, invokes "A-Z Guarantee", and as a seller you're toast. Amazon literally does not care what your side of the story is, the money is going to be refunded and you're either on the hook for it or at best you get a strike against you. Been there, done that, with a bitch who wanted free printer ink. And she got it.

They are not an option for me.
Yeah, I've heard the horror stories Facepalm. Amazon doesn't even care if it was brand new, sealed, shipped directly from the manufacturer. Buyer is ALWAYS right in Amazon's world. At least with eBay, you have a forum to fight, but not with Amazon. Nono1
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#45
Quote from adnan View Post :
Are you saying that now if a Buyer chooses "Buy It Now" in "Auction-Style" and the Seller DOES NOT have the "Immediate Payment Required" option checked, it will remain for sale until the Buyer pays for it ?

Any link to it ?
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what changes?
Yes, eBay has indeed made some changes to reduce NPBs. See http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinfor...items.html for the full details.

Basically, BIN listings, Best Offer listings, and auctions that are ended with the BIN option will all continue to stay open until the buyer actually pays. This change will start in May with the Computers & Tablets, Jewelry & Watches, and Art categories and rolled out to the other categories by the end of the year.

The one downside to all of this is that buyers who want to buy multiple items from one seller and receive an automatic shipping discount (pre-programmed by the seller into the listings) will be required to use eBay's shopping cart feature. If they don't know how to use that, they won't get the discount. They also can't "commit" to buy and wait for a seller to send them an updated invoice because payment will actually be required to finalize a sale. The "commitment" step will be no more.
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