Skip McGrath passes on an interesting rumour about changes eBay will announce at Live! later this week. The headline asking will eBay announce lower listing fees is probably too good to be true, but the rumour is that the “lower insertion fee, higher FVF” model that’s been running in the media categories on eBay UK is about to be spread further.
It wouldn’t surprise me at all: recent cheap listing days on both .co.uk and .com have strongly emphasised “list more now we’re charging you less”, almost as if they were a test run for a change in pricing strategy.
For myself, this would work: selling low-cost items, insertion fees take up a horrendous percentage of my eBay turnover on all IDs, and I’d love to be able to list more without having to obsess quite so much about sell-through. It remains to be seen, though, whether this rumour is correct, or just so much wishful thinking.
What about you? How would it work for you? Would it mean you listed more, or would the extra FVFs put you off eBay altogether? Leave a comment and let us know.