Ebay raised their fees for Store listings last spring and it has really hurt my sales.
I don't sell a lot, so paying 3 times the rate just didn't make a sense. I stayed with
the smallest store, but now I can only list 100 items for that size store. And instead of 3 cents per listing, it is now 20 cents per listing.
Well, Ebay takes you through the process of listing an item step by step. And that's pretty easy.
You'll want to have a nice, good photo available. One photo is free, there is a fee for a second photo, or you can store more photos on a place like photobucket.
When you consider the price you want for you item, you'll want to take into consideration, the price you want, the fee Ebay will charge to list it. That depends on how many days you want to list it and how much you want for the article. Ebay will show you a rate scale. Then there is the Final Value Fee. This is another fee based on your article price that Ebay takes if your item does sell. There there are
Paypal fees. Another percentage of the amount paid for your item. Ebay is pushing harder to have you list items with free shipping. But, bear in mind, that before an item that sold for $15.00 and had postage for $10, was a total of $25.00. But you only paid Listing Fees and Final Value Fee on the $15.00 for the item, not the postage. If you list the item for $25.00 now to include shipping,
then the Listing Fee and Final Value Fee are based on the $25.00, so it will cost you more in fees to include shipping in the basic price of an item.
Ebay will no longer allow you to charge an additional amount for postal insurance.
If you want to insure the item, you need to include that in the item's price or amount for postage. I always use Delivery Confirmation and have it scanned
at the PO just to prove I did mail the item.
Be sure to describe your item accurately. New condition, used, etc. Color, any chips or damage on used items, etc., etc. You can also state how long it will take to mail. But still to the schedule. If you say you'll mail within 3 days, be sure
to mail within that time frame.
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Thanks, Pam. These are the kind of comments and tips that I think people would want to read about in an Ebay Cubit. I know lots of sellers have run a fowl of Paypal and folks would like to find out how not to.
Not many people will think to look and see these tips in a cubit like this one.
I like ebay for closet cleaning and I have helped people get rid of their extra stuff by going over to their house and taking pictures for the listing, then paying them and picking the items up to ship the items. I got a cut of 25% of the sales for doing the work and I made pretty good since the person I worked for had antiques,old woodblock prints and old what nots that were popular with the bidders at the time.
Right now ebay has a deal going on where there is no listing fee until the first week sometime in January. They charge for extra pictures though and you still have to pay the final ebay credit and paypal. At least you don`t lose money if the items don`t sell. Karen
Bumping this thread; I would like to see an eBay cubit. Especially now that they are going to include shipping and handling in their final value fee. With all the fees I barely break even. Yet others are making money. Strategies could be discussed on a cubit. Found this thread by searching cubits for "ebay."
I too think that an ebay cubit would be a great idea! I am wanting to sell some gloves, but have absolutely no idea how to do the ebay thing...so they have been sitting in my storage for over two yrs I think an ebay for dummies (like me) would be a great idea
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I am very interested in learning how to sell on ebay. Have you all found anyone to set up a site. I think we counld use this one right here, but would need someone to admin it. Put some forums on how to do this and that.