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.