4 things to know about eBay's changes to seller fees

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4 things to know about eBay's changes to seller fees

Whether your items are under $20, or whether you are listing less than 40 items, here are four changes eBay sellers should know about.

eBay are making changes to their fee structure that will see insertion costs and final value charges go up from May 1.

You can see the complete list of eBay fee changes here. It's a complicated list, so here are four observations: 
  • Firstly, for casual eBay sellers, you will be able to list the first 40 items without paying an insertion fee (as opposed to the original 30) but eBay will also be bumping up the final value fee from 7.9% to 9.9%. This means that on a $100 sale, eBay will claim $9.90 instead of $7.90.
  • The maximum value of the final value fee has also jumped from $100 to $250, which will directly affect sellers that sell the bulk of their goods within the $1,000 - $3,000 bracket.
  • The final value fees for vehicles that are sold at a fixed price or auction have also gone up from $45 to $60.
  • At the other end of the spectrum, sellers will also pay more for goods sold under the $20 mark with eBay increasing the $0.50 insertion fees for each sub-$20 item listed to $1.50.
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