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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Sat Mar 18 2017 23:02:14

Vendio Changes Prices for eBay, Amazon Sellers

By: Ina Steiner
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Vendio is making pricing changes to its services that help online sellers list on eBay, Amazon, and other venues. Vendio has made changes over the years, but allowed long-time customers to be "grandfathered" in to lower-cost plans.

As of March 17, 2017, Vendio is getting rid of all grandfathered plans. 

That means sellers who were grandfathered in to older plans will see their fees go from $19.95/month to $99.95/month.

In a letter to customers impacted by the changes, Vendio made a special offer that allows them to lock in the old pricing if they agree to pay for the full year in advance ($239.40) - however, it's only committing to that price as a one-time offer:

"This offer enables you to enjoy Vendio services for the next 12 months at last year's pricing without any additional billing over that time, even if your usage increases as your business grows. We'll also be in contact before the end of that annual plan to discuss further options that can ensure we're able to support your ongoing business needs."

Vendio noted in its letter, "As you can imagine, keeping up with the dynamic changes at eBay and Amazon and improving all our services requires significant resources that help all the merchants we support.  We work 24/7 to provide uninterrupted service and support to our partners selling successfully online."

Vendio launched in 1999, was sold to Alibaba, and is now owned by Open Sky along with its former rival Auctiva. 

Sellers who use Vendio should pay close attention: If you currently pay less than $99.95/month for Vendio services, be aware that your fees will be going up.



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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless
       
Sun Mar 19 23:17:58 2017
Bye, bye Vendio!  A $500% increase?

Boodsuckers!

It now less expensive to sell via brick and mortar. These greedy corporations are one at a time eliminating small and medium sellers by making venue selling less and less profitable.

Got along without ya before I met ya, gonna get along with ya now!

Boycott Vendio and close your accounts.
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by: eXtinctBay This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Mar 20 02:19:06 2017
It seems the Vendio plans are a great benefit to dropshippers, since they allow for keeping tabs on inventory listed across multiple channels.

And the worst thing a seller can do is not have an item on hand and ready to ship. One of the most severe penalties to a selling account is for non-delivery of the goods.

If there are too many sellers who offer the same product, and little to none which actually has the item in hand, it places an unnecessary drain on ecommerce site servers.

Requiring someone who drop ships to pay an outrageous increase in Vendio inventory tracking fees could see many folks who ''sell'' in this fashion as a hobby fall by the wayside.

Those who have no trouble fulfilling orders will then benefit with the increased exposure, since some of these excessive listings will disappear.

As far as sellers who use their other features are concerned, there are perhaps sites which offer many attributes of Vendio for free, or much less expensive than $100 monthly.
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This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS
       
Mon Mar 20 10:01:23 2017
"If there are too many sellers who offer the same product, and little to none which actually has the item in hand, it places an unnecessary drain on ecommerce site servers."

Boo hoo.  Many of those ghost accounts only exist because the venues aren't pulling their weight in the first place.  If eBay would stop hiding listings, half of them would disappear overnight.

But back to the point, Vendio is nuts.
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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Mar 20 10:02:41 2017
@ming...  by: Ming the Merciless
     
Sun Mar 19 23:17:58 2017
Bye, bye Vendio!  A $500% increase?

Boodsuckers!

It now less expensive to sell via brick and mortar. These greedy corporations are one at a time eliminating small and medium sellers by making venue selling less and less profitable.

Got along without ya before I met ya, gonna get along with ya now!

= bingo
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by: eXtinctBay This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Mar 20 10:45:10 2017
'' If eBay would stop hiding listings, half of them would disappear overnight ''

WHAT??

The point I was making is that eBay plays their hidden listings game because there is a server overload.

This is due to many items offered for ''sale'' that are actually not in the sellers possession.

How would the accounts (or listings) disappear if eBay is not hiding them???
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This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS
       
Mon Mar 20 14:21:18 2017
Simple.

Not every seller responds to hiding by going elsewhere (and leaving phantom listings in their wake).  Many just open more and more eBay accounts.

Some theorize that new sellers are artificially boosted.  Some look at it as the only way to push back against the Chinese who are flooding their categories with duplicate listings.  When your platform is broken and you show zero interest in doing anything about it, some people are going to find workarounds that have their own set of side effects.  Like 100 "different" sellers selling the same 1 physical item.
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by: The Not So New Guy This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Mar 20 23:11:00 2017
@Ming it's Bloodsuckers lol

Sad really, We were long time Vendio customers. By long time I mean when they opened they paid us $50 to use them. We stayed with them for over a decade. Then they went and opened the "new" site. Fees increased, we asked for a deal as a long time customer.... Got nowhere fast, so we packed up and left. Now it looks like they see another large scale exodus of customers again.

Oddly enough we were paying them between $100 and $200 a month and we still couldn't get a decent deal. We even spoke to their "specialists" and people who supposedly wanted to keep the customers there.

Inkfrog though not as good is sure to see a spike in new users.

Hey Ina maybe time to list all the providers, and where we should all go now lol.

Sad to see Vendio being destroyed by mergers, greed, and all that jazz.

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This user has validated their user name. by: BuildingMyOwnSite
       
Wed Mar 22 14:04:31 2017
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