End The Confusion About the New Spring Seller Update on eBay.

End The Confusion About the New Spring Seller Update on eBay.

Clarification for the number of Free Listings for non-store sellers as stated in the Spring Seller Update on eBay

There are changes coming to the number of free listings that will each seller level will receive when the changes go into effect on May 1, 2015. I've noticed a lot of questions and definitely some confusion about what the exact changes are and what they mean for each seller who does not have a store subscription. It is now being recommended that if you list and/or sell more than 20 items a month it might be time to open a store.

Starting on May 1, every NON-STORE seller gets 20 listings that can be used as fixed price or auction (any category) and 20 auction listings to  be used in the collectible categories. When you list an auction in a category other than collectibles, the first 20 you list will come off of the 20 per month whether they sell or don't sell. After that with every SUCCESSFUL auction auction that you list, you will receive a credit for the insertion fee. 

Example you list 20 auctions in one of the collectible categories and 18 sell, no charge for any of those 20. The collectible categories include:

  • Antiques
  • Art
  • Coins & Paper Money
  • Collectibles
  • Dolls & Bears
  • Entertainment Memorabilia
  • Pottery & Glass
  • Sports Memorabilia, Cards & Fan Shop
  • Stamps
  • Toys & Hobbies

You also use all of your 20 listings for auctions or fixed price. It doesn't matter how many sell or do not sell, they are yours to use as you please whether they sell or not.

Next week you list 20 more auctions and 15 sell. You will be credited the insertion fee only for 15 auctions.( I understand this to read almost any category, except real estate, biz/industrial, motors)

There will be no extra fee for 10-day auctions.

There will be a fee for 1 or 3-day auctions.

The reserve price fee will also increase.

The price for insertion for media will no longer be at a lower rate, but will be the same rate as all items.

How Do I Start Selling On eBay?

How Do I Start Selling On eBay?

I've been fielding a lot of questions from new eBay sellers lately and thought a great place to start would be at the beginning. How do you get started selling on eBay.  Pretty much anyone can do it, but it's not a matter of throwing some picture up and becoming and overnight success. Like any business, there's a right way and a wrong way. Though many have what I call beginner's luck, that luck generally is very short-lived and leaves a seller saying "what happened?

To ensure you start on the right foot and set yourself up for success from the start. The most important thing you can do first is read the Seller Information that is on the eBay website. I'm going to go through some of the highlights in the course of this blog, but it's always the best idea to get the information straight from the horse's mouth, in this case straight from eBay. You can find the information here.

Watch for more in the near future, in the meantime, happy reading.