on 03-27-2013 06:09 AM
I am not a mathematician but to be honest I am a little confused about all the fees I have to pay when I only sell a fee items a month on eBay. This month I received an email that said...Final value fees will be streamlined to just one competitive flat rate of 10%—regardless of how you sell....Well after you add Listing fees if you go over 50 items and Paypal fees to get your money all this equals= I don't want to list to many items because if I have a set rate then I am not going to end up with much money for my item. If I adjust my price to help with all the fees I do not get bids because my items can be found in stores that have large quantities for less money. ....So now I am thinking that maybe selling on Ebay may be a mistake.
on 05-13-2013 12:38 PM
Yes I haven't used ebay in a while and now I see why my friend has stopped selling online and opened up a store. 10% off your item, and since the main way to pay is paypal you then lose almost another 5% in paypal fees. So for my $400 item I just sold I lost $50 to Ebay. How can someone make a profit if your losing 15% Ebay owns Paypal so I don't see why they have to wack you again.
on 03-27-2013 06:19 AM
You are right. Because of the added fees, sellers have to raise their prices. The "good deals" that were once found on ebay by buyers are getting farther and fewer in between. ebay prices are slowing creeping up the ladder to the big store prices, when all the fees and shipping costs are included in the selling total.
on 03-27-2013 07:58 AM
Hi. On the final value fees, in the past they varied from 9% - 11% depending on several variables. So they averaged it in the middle. Does not seem to be a huge problem with that.
Then you misunderstand on listing fees. Ebay does not add fees after the first fifty. What they do is TAKE AWAY the listing fees on the first 50 per month IF you qualify. So fees after the first 50 free is NOT an increase at all but just as it has always been.
Many sellers just cannot get the concept of factoring ALL of their fees into their pricing when they list items.
Now if you factor in shipping & offer free shipping you will be only pay 10% on the shipping if you have been charging your buyers for shipping.
That is my take on the new changes.
Good luck, Jim