eBay Business Seller Fees have changed
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 fee will increase from 9.57% to 10%.
Decrease in eBay Premium Service discount
Combined with the increase in final value fees, eBay are decreasing eBay Premium Service discounts from 15% to 10%.
10p listing fine for no sales
This one’s not coming in until the summer, but it’ll affect anyone who has a listing older than 18 months without a sale. The only way to avoid this fee is to get a sale or to cancel the listing.
eBay have promised to provide a tool to identify affected listings ahead of the implementation of the new fee.
Anchor Shops capped at 50,000 listings
Also from this summer, sellers who subscribe to an Anchor Shop will have their free listings capped at 50,000 fixed price listings per month. You’ll be able to list more by paying an additional 5p for each listing over your allowance. Alternatively, eBay will be offering an additional Unlimited Listing Pack which can be purchased separately for £250.
Fee rises are never welcome, but if you generally pay your fees from your PayPal balance, make sure you monitor your fees and have sufficient funds available on your invoice date. The fee rise along with the lowering of the eBay Premium Service discount could make a substantial difference on your next eBay invoice.
Are there going to be any further changes to conditions fees etc in the near future or is this it for the spring update?
Honestly haven’t a clue – the US had a Seller Release in March but nothing announced for the UK
The initial announcement from eBay regarding these changes seemed to suggest that these were just the “highlights” of the spring update, but the last email I had in fact appeared to indicate that this was all there was going to be.
If you check the email about the fee changes, it does say the main seller update is coming in late April.
Interesting how they’re moving the Premium Service discount around again. If I recall correctly, the discount used to be 20%, then it went to 10%, then back to 15%, now going back to 10% again. Or perhaps I don’t recall correctly ;)
But it does seem to be doing a bit of a yo-yo, doesn’t it?
I just checked some recent sales and the final value fee seems to be 9.56%. Not complaining just seems a bit odd as it was meant to be 10%.