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Tue Mar 15 2011 04:37:24

eBay 'Ides of March' Seller Release Brings Major Fee Changes

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay is rolling out its first major seller release (SR1) today, including news it will launch a shopping cart on eBay.com. In a surprise move, eBay will begin charging Final Value Fees to the total amount of transactions, including shipping. eBay will also hold funds for sellers who don't meet certain standards or who are new to selling.

eBay will reduce FVFs for Store subscribers for fixed-price and auction listings and will leave insertion fees untouched.



eBay will allow non-Store subscribers to list up to 50 free auctions, no matter the starting price. Also for non-Store subscribers, FVFs will be reduced for Fixed-Price listings only.



eBay will eliminate the current 5% discount for non-TRS PowerSellers; Top Rated Sellers (TRS) continue to earn a 20% discount on Final Value Fees.

Other changes include:

- As anticipated, eBay will announce a new shopping cart, which it has been testing in the UK.

- eBay will impose minimum global standards for international sellers as of May 20.

- eBay will launch changes in the Electronics category, including the addition of a Listing Bundles feature and requiring the use of the eBay Catalog in certain subcategories.

- eBay will launch changes in the Clothing, Shoes & Accessories category, including requiring all listings to include certain item specifics and the launch of a new color treatment to help establish consistent color across categories and a Size Chart and Handbag Measurement Guide.

- eBay will make changes to selling internationally, including shipping requirements and visibility.

See the story in today's AuctionBytes Newflash for details, and keep an eye on this Blog post for more news as it unfolds throughout the day - we will cover eBay's Town Hall meeting - stay tuned!




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by: Rich

Tue Mar 15 04:46:08 2011

eBay has just closed one of the last ways for a seller to make any profit on their site.

That giant flushing sound you hear is sellers businesses going down the toilet...

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by: John

Tue Mar 15 04:58:31 2011

Thanks eBay! This will mean a nice little savings for me since I offered free shipping anyway.

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by: Digby

Tue Mar 15 05:08:15 2011

Looks like another reason for sellers to look for a place that actually wants them.

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by: pete

Tue Mar 15 05:10:48 2011

LOL....thanks for the ride, but i've put up with enough £rap.

eBay you are NOT just venue but part of Comedy Central

International sellers are going to be toast..this must all be for the sellers based in the US who are suffering from almost NO sales.

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by: Mr. Gone

Tue Mar 15 05:25:01 2011

After being on nebayb since 1998 they have finally chased me. i don't see any profit left for me. They are insane. Do they really think they will prosper with just huge operations/ What do they think brings them traffic?

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by: mindelec This user has validated their user name.

Tue Mar 15 05:32:58 2011

funny how they are willing to take a FVF on the shipping cost, but not willing to give a TS discount to it.  thus in the media category making their lowering of the FVF fee by 2% actually an increase of a of 1% for a TS seller charging $4 shipping on a $10 item.  a TS seller offering free shipping on the same item will see no increase or decrease.

just another play at getting sellers to offer free shipping.

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by: unixunix
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Tue Mar 15 05:34:19 2011

eBay more like feeBAY....

Hey eBay, you aint Amazon, get over it...

What company raises prices in a bad ecomony when sales are down across the board, where did they get this new CEO?  (The Madoff school of management?)

oh wait, Madoff made tons of money, ebay is sinking like the Titanic.....amazon, right ahead!!!

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by: zeak

Tue Mar 15 06:05:08 2011

here come the naysayers i can here them franticly typing away at psu to start another boycot cry me a river. changes sound good to me even if its ebays lazy way to take care of the cheats who use shipping to skirt paying fees. funny how you didnt have a problem with paypal using that structure but ebay institutes it and the world is comming to an end.

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by: Steve

Tue Mar 15 06:29:37 2011

Donahoe's Greed Machine has run amuck.

Is it even legal to attach a FVF on shipping?  Just doesn't sound right.

Ebay's mantra: GREED IS GOOD!

Sellers need to give eBay and good old fashioned Boston Tea Party.

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by: hazelrreese

Tue Mar 15 06:30:23 2011

Most of the coupons don't even work unless you use good websites some of them Printapons retail me not etc, so do some research before you buy anything!

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by: Greedy Pigs

Tue Mar 15 06:35:02 2011

And Zeak (more like freak), there is always a troll who has to push some buttons.

Go back to school and learn how to spell "coming"

The vision of your lips on Donahoe's backend makes me sick to my stomach.

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by: zeak

Tue Mar 15 06:44:46 2011

greedy pig go sell your wares somewhere else you cant argue your point so it becomes a grammar and spelling argument. if you knew how to run a buisness perhaps you wouldnt have to teach in wisconsin. if this hurts you you were gamming the system which is why ebay made he change. and tell me spelling boy why shouldnt ebay make a profit? only you are allowed to? pathetic argument

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by: Eileen Dover

Tue Mar 15 06:52:23 2011

Oh, it's too early to think! My coffee hasn't kicked-in yet.

All of the items I list are fixed-price and in the ''under $10'' range...so I'll need to figure out whether it's beneficial for me to continue to have an eBay store. (Or...how many live listings I'll need to make the eBay store worthwhile.)

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by: walter

Tue Mar 15 06:57:54 2011

Cool

Amazon will do even better this year!

Bezos is happy with this release.

Everything for sale on Ebay just got even more expensive because they are now going to charge a final value fee on shipping.

Donahoe is rotten to the core.

On with the decline...

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ed Gadfly
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Tue Mar 15 07:07:56 2011

@John

I hear you.

I don't know why more of these people don't just click the ''Free Shipping'' option on the USPS Click-n-Ship web site. It's right there, between Media Mail and First Class/Expedited.

Why should anyone have a problem with eBay getting money for something they didn't do? eBay sellers do things all the time that they never get paid for - so it all evens out in a disruptive / Looking Glass type of way.

It's genius from an ''abuse the sellers'' perspective. eBay can get their well undeserved money from the shipping gougers, the shipping gougers can still get the low cost placement advantage and eBay makes still more money FOR DOING NOTHING.  

But that is not even the Genius of the scheme. With all this profit and chicanery they still have the energy to mesmerize a cult of followers, and use them to evangelize and recruit.

I hope they don't spend too much of the Monthly Town Hall Meeting on this divisive fee stuff. I want to hear the Speaker's list for eBay On Location. I hope they have drop-shippers and someone to explain Government Auctions to me.

''Ohhh ooo oowaaa. Ohhh ooo ooo weeaaa. Oh, We All Love eBay.

We love eBay. We love eBay. We love eBay. We love eBay. ''

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by: walter

Tue Mar 15 07:21:47 2011

Buyers Ebay has you covered...they just made all sellers raise their prices.

Donahoe is one big headed business deterrent!

Now I have to revise or end everything I have left on ebay and raise all the prices which will make getting sales even harder now. Media items will go up 15% overnight YIKES!

Another bad move in a bad economy.

Hey but maybe with this new added revenue they can claim to have grown 3% y.o.y. to the stockholders. Failing to mention the massive traffic declines.

Boy Donahoe really knows how to fail in all areas!

I REALLY HOPE BOOCOO.COM Can bump up it's traffic so I can say goodbye to feebay forever

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by: Derek
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Tue Mar 15 07:25:04 2011

eBay will eliminate the current 5% discount for non-TRS PowerSellers; Top Rated Sellers (TRS) continue to earn a 20% discount on Final Value Fees.

Additionally  
they will be charging 13% on shipping for books DVDs media items. International sellers who charge EG $10 on a $10 book will pay  And additional $1.30 to save $0.20 an increase of $1.10

as a Result I will promptly remove international shipping on THIS  site and keep it on all other sites I use,

Even on domestic sales its an increase, save $0.20 on that $10 book but pay $0.52 additional on the  sales.

additionally with non TRS  losing  their 5% good boy discount this is another huge fee increase from ebay.

on another note, Love that CCR song

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the river.
Amazon is the place to beat ebays fees,

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by: Doubting Thomas

Tue Mar 15 07:26:01 2011

Did they get rid of "best match"???

Will the shipping gougers still get preferred placement?

Will this result in a flood of junk listings that make ebay a difficult place to browse?

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by: eBuyer Feedback This user has validated their user name.
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Tue Mar 15 07:35:05 2011

Looks like eBay finally came to their senses on shipping charges.  I've said since at least 2005 they need to charge a FVF on S&H.

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by: STOP IMPOSING YOUR WILL ON US JD

Tue Mar 15 07:38:37 2011

You know, and I don't see 1 thing about buyer being held to a more stricter standard of truth when rating sellers with DSR's

So they can still continue to ding us for buyers remorse or fun and ruin our careers with no recourse, or even after leaving positive feedback

Hey Donahoe, or his butt kissers, how about you make a change to feedback, that NO BUYER can leave a 1 or 2 star rating UNLESS they actually leave a red negative, to many of us sellers have been burnt by game players who leave Positive and 1 or 2 star ratings just to rub it in our faces and yours for the ease you give them in destroying a sellers livlihood

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