From the 19th of January 2022, the eBay.com Sneakers Final Value Fees over $100 will be 8% (7% for Basic and above Stores subscribers). Insertion fees will continue to be waived for listings with a starting price over $100.
This is a relatively big jump as currently the Final Value Fees for kicks selling for $100 or more is 0%. eBay say that the fees are to enable continued investments in the category:
“As we continue to invest in our platform, we are making changes to final value fees for Men’s and Women’s sneakers listed in the Athletic Shoes category. This investment will allow us to continue to bring new features and services, like Authenticity Guarantee and 3D true view, that drive trust and transparency in the sneakers categories.”
eBay are also keen to point out that the new fees will still be some of the most competitive available on any platform offering a table showing other popular selling venues:
Only Final Value Fees are changing for sneakers sold on eBay.com. Insertion fees, Promoted Listings, listing upgrades, and Store subscription fees are unchanged at this time.
The new final value fee will apply to the total amount of the sale for in the Men’s and Women’s Sneakers categories, including the cost of the item and shipping, sales tax, and other applicable fees sold on or after 01/19/2022 12:00am PST, even if the listing was created before this date.