eBay is giving sellers more free listings each month beginning August 1, 2020. The number of total free listings per month vary depending on a seller's Store subscription status and whether or not they are enrolled in eBay Managed Payments.
The change applies to insertion fees and does not impact Final Value commission fees.
A seller with no eBay Store subscription currently receives 50 free auction or fixed-price listings. As of August 1st, that seller would receive 200 free auction or fixed-price listings.
Basic Stores will get an additional 100 fixed-price listings; Starter Stores will receive an additional 150 listings, to 250 auction or fixed-price listings.
Sellers enrolled in Managed Payments receive a bigger boost in the number of zero insertion-fee listings. For example, a seller with a Basic Store using Managed Payments will receive 10,000 fixed-price listings in select categories; 350 fixed-price listings in all categories; and 250 auction listings in Fashion & Collectibles.
You can find the details on this page of the eBay website
, where eBay also posted a Frequently Asked Questions section. Among the FAQs of which to take special note are the following:
Will I receive the additional monthly zero insertion fee listings in select categories for managed payments if I am not signed up for managed payments?
No. You will not receive the additional monthly zero insertion fee benefits starting August 1, 2020 unless you are signed up for managed payments. Non-Store sellers and Starter Store and Basic Store subscribers who are not in managed payments will still be eligible for monthly zero insertion fee listings starting August 1. Basic Store subscribers and above who are invited and signed up for managed payments will receive additional monthly zero insertion fee benefits in the select categories starting August 1. We are inviting more sellers to join managed payments every day.
Why aren't you changing the monthly zero insertion fee listings for auction listings in select categories?
Auction listing is a premium listing format and we are not changing monthly zero insertion fee auction listings. Use the auction listing format when you don't know the true value of your item and want the market to determine it. Use the fixed price listing format when you're confident about an item's value or require a certain price. We'll continue to evaluate and make adjustments as we identify new opportunities to improve the benefit.
Sellers discussing the news on the eBay boards
were generally pleased except for those impacted by some of the category restrictions. Let us know what you think and how you'll be impacted, and how you think this impacts eBay.