eBay auto-relist fee change for Private Sellers

eBay Invoice smeBay are to change the way auto-relisted items are charged for, this change only affects private sellers.

Currently on eBay, the auto-relist feature is selected by default and, if it fails to sell first time around, your item will be automatically relisted another two times at no further charge.

This will change for items relisted after the 17th of August and fees will be charged for relisted items. eBay will also change the default from auto-relist to don’t auto-relist when you launch your item for the first time – you’ll have to manually select the auto-relist option to incur additional fees.

The real impact of this is zero if you only run a few (up to 20 including relists) listings each month. However if your listing count including relists exceeds 20 then you’ll start paying 35p per listing regardless whether it’s a new listing or a relist (auto or manual).

The other big change to note only applies if you use listing enhancements – additional features (e.g. SubTitle) which incur additional fees. From the 17th August when an item auto-relists you’ll incur listing enhancement fees again and they’ll be recharged each time an item relists.

Don’t forget as a private seller you can increase you number of free listings from 20 to 100 by subscribing to a Basic eBay Shop. The cost is £19.99 per month but it also reduces your final value fee from 10% to 8%.