Search in
MOTHER'S DAY Video Games TV Computers Finance Home Apparel Tech Cameras Autos Health & Beauty Children Entertainment Travel Pets
Forum Thread
eBay Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

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

Tike71 1,581 334 March 19, 2013 at 06:14 PM in Finance (4) More eBay Deals
Deal
Score
+14
37,074 Views
Get Deal

Thread Details

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

167 Comments

8 9 10 11 12

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#151
just got an email:
Get a coupon for up to $25 when you list May 10–15 and sell by May 31

-----------------------
Who's eligible?
The Promotion is by invitation only and applies to xxxxxxx, not transferable.

*Offer Details
Invited sellers who list and sell one or more items on eBay.com in the auction-style, auction-style with Buy It Now, or fixed price formats between 12:00 AM PT on May 10, 2013, and 11:59 PM PT on May 15, 2013 ("Promotion Period"), and receive payment from their buyers by May 31, 2013 are eligible to earn one (1) eBay coupon. The value of the eBay coupon earned will be 100% of the total amount that is sold from eligible listings formats during the Promotion Period with the maximum coupon value earn capped at $25. The coupon will be issued during the first week of June after the Promotion Period has ended. Users will have until June 30, 2013 to redeem the coupon on eBay.com. The coupon is not transferable, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, is for use on eBay.com only, and is subject to U.S. laws. Extra feature fees, selling limits, and Final Value Fees for successful sales apply. Other Terms & Conditions apply.

-------
anyone else got it too?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#152
I think its insane they now charge that 10% feę on shipping too! What the heck?!?!?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Feb 2007
L10: Grand Master
6,310 Posts
2,648 Reputation
#153
Quote from slickpokerdealer View Post :
I listed an item at $9.99 with a shipping fee of $3.99.. Quantity 4.. I was charged FVF of $1 and $0.4 for the first three and only $1 for the 4th.. Any idea why I was not charged FVF on the last one?
No. Hope that helps!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Oct 2011
The Dark Passenger
4,656 Posts
852 Reputation
#154
Quote from SmokeMaxX View Post :
You don't have to make a sale to ship via Parcel Select and AFAIK it's always cheaper than Standard Post.
Quote from Olafur View Post :
That's right, I should have said that when you make a sale, you have the option to purchase postage for Parcel Select through eBay/PayPal. Of course you don't have to make a sale to use it. Big Grin

Standard Post is a retail product for regular people (low-volume shippers). Parcel Select will always be cheaper than Standard Post because Parcel Select is a discounted service intended for businesses that make a medium to large number of shipments, which eBay of course qualifies for. If there's one thing that's great about eBay/PayPal, it's that we can always print discounted postage from them, even stuff like First Class Package International that we can't print from USPS.com. Even eBay/PayPal haters have to give them props for that.

how do you ship through parcel select? can I create shipment through usps website? could you pls provide me some info?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Oct 2007
L10: Grand Master
8,376 Posts
2,656 Reputation
#155
Quote from mlb71 View Post :
I think its insane they now charge that 10% feę on shipping too! What the heck?!?!?
They charge a paypal fee on shipping, why not an ebay fee too? They just want everyone to have their items listed as free shipping, and frankly, I agree. People can do simple math... nobody's getting fooled when unscrupulous sellers try to hide the actual cost in the shipping charge. I'm not in favor of them charging final value fees on the shipping amount, but I'm not surprised, and I'm not too upset. I'm more upset when I click on a listing that looks like a good deal, only to find a seller is charging double or triple the actual shipping cost. If they can impose a policy that is pro-buyer, and makes them more money, you can be sure they'll do it at the expense of the seller.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#156
Quote from prvn133t View Post :
how do you ship through parcel select? can I create shipment through usps website? could you pls provide me some info?
Go to paypal.com. Log in. Click on Multi-order shipping on the right. From there you can create a shipment and select Parcel Select.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Oct 2011
The Dark Passenger
4,656 Posts
852 Reputation
#157
Quote from SmokeMaxX View Post :
Go to paypal.com. Log in. Click on Multi-order shipping on the right. From there you can create a shipment and select Parcel Select.

ok got it.. Thanks.. I see UPS through paypal is much cheaper than parcel select for a 13lbs package
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#158
Quote from prvn133t View Post :
ok got it.. Thanks.. I see UPS through paypal is much cheaper than parcel select for a 13lbs package
It depends on a lot of variables. I don't know if I've ever price quoted UPS through paypal though. Without doing it through Paypal, Fedex is often pretty cheap.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#159
Quote from mlb71 View Post :
I think its insane they now charge that 10% feę on shipping too! What the heck?!?!?
eBay has been charging FVFs on shipping for years now. Where have you been? Wink
Quote from prvn133t View Post :
how do you ship through parcel select? can I create shipment through usps website? could you pls provide me some info?
Quote from SmokeMaxX View Post :
Go to paypal.com. Log in. Click on Multi-order shipping on the right. From there you can create a shipment and select Parcel Select.
You can also get there directly by going to https://www.paypal.com/shipnow.

And if this is for an eBay sale, just log in to your eBay account, go to your selling dashboard, find the item that sold, and click "Print Postage" next to the item.

You can't buy Parcel Select postage from the USPS website.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#160
WOW. I never noticed how much money I've lost. My profit margins are tight to begin with. I've paid on average 120% more on fees. Fees on shipping, paypal, items sold. I'm done with ebay. Just removed my last item and opened up my Amazon store. Absolutely crazy!!!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Dec 2007
L10: Grand Master
20,440 Posts
3,352 Reputation
#161
Quote from Kinkkink View Post :
WOW. I never noticed how much money I've lost. My profit margins are tight to begin with. I've paid on average 120% more on fees. Fees on shipping, paypal, items sold. I'm done with ebay. Just removed my last item and opened up my Amazon store. Absolutely crazy!!!
What makes you think Amazon is any better? As soon as you get a customer who requests to return an item, even when you are not at fault at all, but they made a mistake, Amazon 100% sides with the buyer that you should eat the cost and the buyer has no accountability for their mistake. Yet, when you order something from Amazon and you realize it doesn't meet your needs, and tell them that, Amazon charges you a shipping fee for the item to be sent back. The standards they set for their sellers are NOT the same they live by. But you will eventually find that out for yourself in time.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#162
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
What makes you think Amazon is any better? As soon as you get a customer who requests to return an item, even when you are not at fault at all, but they made a mistake, Amazon 100% sides with the buyer that you should eat the cost and the buyer has no accountability for their mistake. Yet, when you order something from Amazon and you realize it doesn't meet your needs, and tell them that, Amazon charges you a shipping fee for the item to be sent back. The standards they set for their sellers are NOT the same they live by. But you will eventually find that out for yourself in time.
The same thing happens on eBay. A buyer can file a SNAD claim and the seller will be required to take back the item, regardless of the circumstances.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Dec 2007
L10: Grand Master
20,440 Posts
3,352 Reputation
#163
Quote from Olafur View Post :
The same thing happens on eBay. A buyer can file a SNAD claim and the seller will be required to take back the item, regardless of the circumstances.
Main differences is with eBay, you can have actual photos. I know most will say that means nothing, but its better than what Amazon gives you, a generic picture, so you have no claim. eBay allows a seller to be very detailed with the description and photos, open format to make it harder to make such claims vs. Amazon, its a lot easier.

So yes, same thing can happen at both, but eBay provides a better format to challenge those claim whereas Amazon does not.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#164
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
Main differences is with eBay, you can have actual photos. I know most will say that means nothing, but its better than what Amazon gives you, a generic picture, so you have no claim. eBay allows a seller to be very detailed with the description and photos, open format to make it harder to make such claims vs. Amazon, its a lot easier.

So yes, same thing can happen at both, but eBay provides a better format to challenge those claim whereas Amazon does not.
Yes, you're completely right. But if a buyer really wants to return something, they will find a way to do it no matter how good your pictures or descriptions are. All it takes is a SNAD claim.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#165
Just ran across this thread after selling a couple items on eBay and being caught off-guard by the large fee's. I hadn't sold anything in a year or so...

I looked up Amazon's fees and for most categories... it's 15%. So 15% vs 10% (eBay).

For the occasional private seller eBay still seems to be the better option of the two but I think I will stick with selling nearly everything locally through craigslist.

Seems to me that this is going to really kill the exact thing that originally made eBay so great (private sellers selling unwanted items).
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 11 of 12
8 9 10 11 12
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)