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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1857 - August 20, 2008 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 3

eBay Changes Fees for Fixed-Price Media Listings

By Ina Steiner
August 20, 2008

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eBay announced major changes overnight, including a significant change to the BIN Fixed-Price format. The company created special fees for fixed-price listings in the media category and extended the duration from 7 days standard to 30 days.

Insertion Fees will be 15 cents for Fixed Price listings in Books, Music, DVDs & Movies and Video Games categories. It is also running a special promotion starting September 16 and running through the end of the year in which listing fees will be lowered to 5 cents when sellers use pre-filled item information (also called, Catalog).

The Final Value Fees (FVFs) for the media category will also be different than other categories in the BIN fixed-price format, with three tranches consisting of 15 percent for items between $1 - $50; 5 percent for the second tranche up to $1,000; and 2 percent for the third tranche for items over $1,000.01.

Sellers may now also list multiple quantities of the same item for a single 15-cent listing fee; previously, multiple quantities resulted in higher listing fees.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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