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eBay Makes Listings Free For Up To 50 Items

eBay introduces new shopping cart

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eBay said today, for the first time, it is making it free to list up to 50 items per month in auctions at any start price, and free to add the “Buy it Now” option to those listings. Starting on April 19 the new options will be available.

“As we look toward the future of commerce, eBay is positioning small sellers and larger merchants alike for growth, and connecting them with shoppers excited about their great deals and terrific service,” said Christopher Payne, senior vice president and head of eBay North America.


“We are listening to our customers and continue to tailor pricing to ensure the success of our sellers, and make eBay more convenient, accessible and relevant to their customers.”

eBay is also discounting its Final Value Fee rates for Store and Fixed Price sellers, and will apply the Final Value Fee to the total amount of sale, including shipping, to prompt sellers to offer buyers free and low cost shipping.

The company is also introducing a new eBay shopping cart that will allow buyers to add items, both auction and fixed price from multiple sellers and pay in a single checkout.

“I’ve received many questions over the years of when an eBay shopping cart would be introduced. Given that it’s going to be opt-in at first, it’s pretty clear that this is a test and we will be adding functionality through the coming year,” writes Richard Brewer-Hay on the eBay Ink blog.

“On the seller side, it is expected that unpaid items will be virtually eliminated in Fixed Price as items that are in shopping carts will still be available to other buyers until they are paid for.”

eBay Makes Listings Free For Up To 50 Items
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  • Andrew

    What about the new shipping fees for sellers? I saw that it said there is a new fee that sellers have to pay for shipping. Where is the rest of the full story?

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  • Lauryn

    I work at a site that aims to alleviate the frustration many longtime eBay users are experiencing. It’s called Yardsellr.com, and we’re working hard to make online purchasing easy, fun and beneficial for both Buyer AND Seller. What this article does not point out, is that eBay also decided to apply “Final Value Fees” to the total amount of the transaction, including shipping costs. It is completely free to list and sell on Yardsellr. Come check us out!

  • Stephen Leach

    This is eBay propaganda. All eBay sellers got the update this morning and from what I can tell from the blogs that thousands are jumping ship. eBay will now charge a percentage of the shipping cost to the seller. Thus they take fees to :

    * List the item
    * Sell the item
    * Ship the item
    * Pay for the item (via PayPal that they own)
    * Notify the buyer with shipping information

    I know I am ready to find a different avenue.

  • john bowers

    mike are you a employee of ebay or just a stock holder. try running a full honest column for once in your life. this is the biggest piece of garbage ive read yet on this. your lazy and a liar and like every other ebay invester your head is in the sand or up your but. quit now and maybe they will hire someone who isn’t scared to death of ebay.