eBay has recently announced new seller fee prices to take effect at the end of March. While they announced “lower insertion fees”, if you are selling something that sells for between $50 and $1500, your total fees will end up much higher.
The new fee structure will have no listing fees for the typical auction seller. The old way was usually $0.15. Both assume you start your auction at $0.99. The old final value fees had a tiered structure where you pay 8.75% for the first $25 and then 3.5% for $25-$1000 and so on. The new fees have a flat 9% final value fee but with a maximum of $50.
The following table shows how the total fees will change. It assumes you start your auction at $0.99.
|Sale Price||Old Fee||New Fee|
So unfortunately, most items you sell will have much greater fees, especially around the sweet spot range of $100-$500 where fees are about double to triple what they were. eBay has done this before where they announced the lowering of insertion fees but in reality it is an increase in total fees.
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that is correct!!! I decided to do some calculations and they are really increasing your fees in a very smart way. Everyone always thinks about the listing price because that is the start to everything. but the have hidden all the increases in the FINAL AUCTION FEE. Sellers beware.
Calculations based on a $75 item.
under old fee your final sale price after deductions is $69.13
under new fee your final sale price after deductions is $66.43 (a loss of $2.70)
Calculations based on a $200 item.
under old fee your final sale price after deductions is $190.98
under new fee your final sale price after deductions is $180.18 (a loss of $10.80)
Beware of their “lower fee” Marketing.
one seller to another
Ebay has priced themselves out at 12% selling fees.
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PLEASE PROMOTE BONANZA.COM IF EBAY GOES THROUGH WITH THIS! THEY ARE GREEEEEEDY!