It’s time to clean out your garage or basement. eBay has cut the prices of some of their up front auction-style fees. Casual users can offer up to 5 items every month without paying the listing fee. Instead they will pay 8.75% of the sales price or $20.00, whichever is lower. According to Dinesh Lathi, VP of Seller Experience says this will help those who don’t sell high volume. The change, which takes effect beginning June 16 and is optional, will not apply to fixed price listings.
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eBay has finally taken the Amazon hint and is altering its fee structures for “Buy It Now” items. Going into effect next month, sellers of those and “Fixed Price” items will only pay $.35 for up to 30 days. Buyers can now only pay with credit or debit card, or PayPal.
Scot Wingo, from ChannelAdvisor, says about former opposition to fixed price sales, “The previous management tried to fight it. This management is more willing to ride along with it.”
No doubt eBay is hoping that this will increase flat out sales during the upcoming holiday season.
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