Tag: Fees

Onbuy introduce commission only selling plan


We’ve heard loud and clear from Tamebay readers that, whilst they like the idea of an new competitor to eBay and Amazon, they don’t like the idea of supporting a site with a monthly fee while it’s growing. OnBuy have also heard you as they are introducing a new service tier to support smaller sellers […]

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Update on eBay duplicate fee charges

eBay Bug

We reported last night that some sellers had been in touch reported erroneous charges on their eBay bill. In particular it seemed that some listings were being double charged. We’ve been in touch with eBay and they have given us this comment: “A bug is affecting some items meaning that sellers are being charged duplicate […]

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FBA fee change for inventory shipped from Germany

Amazon FBA MCI feat

It looks like Amazon wants more user of Amazon FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) in Germany to utilise the services they offer in Poland and the Czech Republic. And to persuade merchants Amazon is favouring stick over carrot. If you use Amazon FBA in Germany, from tomorrow, unless you also hold inventory in Poland or the […]

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Amazon FBA items Miscategorised as Oversize

Amazon Bug

How often do you check your storage charges for products held in Amazon FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon) warehouses? It’s rare that mistakes are made by Amazon but one problem a Tamebay reader has shared with us is that products may on occasion be miscategorised as oversize when they’re not. In this instance products in boxes […]

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PayPal Here fee changes cause confusion

PayPal Here Card Reader Offer

You may well have been greeted with a decision when you logged into PayPal today. They might have asked you to make a judgement about whether you want to be on the Blended fees schedule or something called Interchange Plus. You’ll have seen these options if you’re a PayPal business account holder who likely has […]

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eBay tickets marketplace StubHub changes fees approach

Stubhub Feat

For a long time there has been an ecommerce orthodoxy: buyers like to see the total end price when browsing, inclusive of shipping and processing fees and the like. The received wisdom was that buyers would ditch the purchase if, as they moved through the check-out process, additional charges were added. It always made sense […]

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eBay Business Seller Fees have changed

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Don’t forget that eBay fees changed on the 2nd of April, eBay announced four fee changes, some of which have come into effect and others will become effective in the Summer. Rounding up final value fees eBay have rounded up fee percentages to a whole number. For example in the homewares category the final value […]

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New EU caps on credit and debit card fees

Debit Credit Cards

MEPs voted this week in favour of a cap for card payment charges that retailers pay, 0.2% for debit cards and 0.3% for credit cards. Generally the idea is that retailers will save money and will pass these savings on to consumers. Critics point out that in reality retailers are unlikely to adjust prices downwards […]

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Was VAT on eBay fees correctly charged?

Marketplace VAT

There’s been some discussion in eBay circles on whether marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon correctly charged VAT on fees to businesses in the past. The argument goes “According to B2B VAT cross border legislation there should have been no VAT application on eBay and Amazon fees going back as far as the business contract […]

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