UK Shop Owners Read This!

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Peach
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UK Shop Owners Read This!
25 Feb 2006
Hi folks,

It has been brought to my attention that american eBay sellers pay the following fees for shop listings:

Insertion fee: $ 0.02
Gallery: 0.01
Total added listing fees: $ 0.03

Whereas in the UK we pay:

Insertion fee: $ 0.03
Gallery: 0.05
Total added listing fees: $ 0.08

What's going on HERE?

[Last edited: 25 Feb 2006]
London United Kingdom
auctioning4u.co.uk
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
27 Feb 2006
The same applies for reserve fees: $50 maximum on .com versus £100 maximum in the UK...
Christian
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Peach
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
Why this inequality?
Ady
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ady
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
Because they can?

They will charge whatever the marketplace/territory will withstand. If people will pay the prices in the UK that they are fixed at, why reduce them just to lose profit? It would make no sense. They have an obligation to their shareholders to maximise profit, so they are unlikely to reduce their fees just to fall in line with the far larger and I would imagine far more profitable .com site.

Not agreeing or defending them, I would love cheaper fees, but somehow I don't think its going to happen.

eBay do go on about a level playing field, but it seems it only stretches as far as your local neighbours.
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Peach
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
Didn't they lower their shop fees recently?
Ady
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Ady
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
With an increase in shop fee fvfs to make up for it
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Peach
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
Well Id rather have a lower listing fee and a higher FVF because you could list an item that stays in the shop for months before being sold. That's 3p per month if you have no gallery image. Not bad.
Ady
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Ady
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
Personally I prefer it the other way around.

You are saving a couple of pence a month on what it used to be for listing. If you sell a £20 item you are paying at extra 30p on fvf. Seems to me the benefit of the change swings towards ebay.

[Last edited: 28 Feb 2006]
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Peach
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
28 Feb 2006
I sell rare items with quite a limited but dedicated customer range. So the new fee arrangments suit me.

I was unaware of the higher FVF though.

Some Powerseller I am! *blush*
Australia Australia
ebooks.u-wh.com
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
19 Aug 2006
If your worried about listing prices just open a US store and sell the item and have it able to ship to the UK.
Downside is that buyers will have to pay in US dollars.

Check out my ebooks, templates and wholsale/dropship lists only 79 cents for the lot.
www.ebooks.u-wh.com
Kent, UK United Kingdom
BayMaestro.com
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Re: UK Shop Owners Read This!
17 Nov 2006

Peach wrote:

I sell rare items with quite a limited but dedicated customer range. So the new fee arrangments suit me.
Same for me, as well as selling Auction software I sell rare classic car parts in my eBay shop. Some of these last for months without being sold, so it's great having the 3p listing fee.

Peter
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