eBay reverse Anchor Shop 50k listing limit
In the Spring Seller release in March this year, eBay announced that sellers who subscribe to an Anchor Shop would have their free listings capped at 50,000 fixed price listings per month from the summer.
The intention was that you’d be able to list more by paying an additional 5p for each listing over your allowance. Alternatively, eBay were going offer an additional Unlimited Listing Pack purchased separately for an additional £250.
In good news, eBay say that they are happy to announce that they’ve “decided not to put this policy into place at this time. While only a small number of Anchor Shop subscribers create over 50,000 listings per month, all Anchor Shop subscribers can continue to enjoy unlimited listings”.
eBay added a footnote saying that they will continue to review shop allowances and seller behaviour to make sure they are delivering the best experience on eBay for both buyers and sellers.
This was one of the dumbest pieces of crap that Ebay ever came up with.
Penalising sellers with shops overs 50,000 items hit sellers of small, low-priced items, especially in collectables.
This was knuckled headed because Ebay had virtual monopoly on those sales – something they can’t say about other areas.
For many sellers it was the final straw and this reversal, while good news, has come too late for some.
Creating an unstable marketplace, with constant changes and reversals, helps nobody.
We have already left Ebay and won’t be back.
Andy I completely agree with you. We have long gone too. We used to have monthly eBay fees of around £1.4k in off season and anything up to £7.7k in peak. But that is no more and it feels great!
eBay’s share price indicates a huge loss in business over the past year so Andy, we aren’t alone!
All these changes back and ‘We have listened to our customer’ emails are simply to try and stop the rats fleeing the sinking ship and please their shareholders, err, too late!
No doubt it never initially occurred to eBay that, rather than pay the increased charges, affected sellers would list their inventory elsewhere.