eBay UK has announced today that it’s extending the long-running discount on FVFs for sellers offering free P&P in selected categories. Sellers in Clothing, Shoes and Accessories, Video Games, Technology, Music, Books and DVDs, Film & TV categories can all save 20% off FVFs until 31st December when they list with at least one free domestic delivery option. There are, of course, some conditions, so do read the original announcements and .
Of course, for the majority of those categories, one free domestic delivery option is compulsory, so most sellers are seeing this as a quid pro quo for having FVFs charged on their included shipping costs. And while any reduction in eBay fees is always welcome, having this as a *promotional* price gives eBay the option to increase fees again whenever they feel like it. With sellers’ margins squeezed tighter and tighter at the moment, this doesn’t make for a feeling of long-term stability on eBay.