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Changes to eBay Fees Delayed

Changes postponed due to 'technical dependencies.'
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eBay Australia will push back changes to its fee structure—including eBay listing fees and eBay store subscriptions—by two weeks because of “technical dependencies,” officials announced.

Adjustments to eBay fees were supposed to take effect on May 2 but will now be delayed until May 16. The changes are meant to give sellers “simpler, more transparent” pricing that makes it easier to predict fees, eBay notes.

Among the changes is an increase of $5 per month for basic eBay Store subscriptions, while eBay listing fees for these Store listings will go down from 40 cents to 20 cents. For Featured Store sellers, eBay store fees will go from $99.95 a month to $24.95. These sellers will also see a $100 cap on their final value fees. Anchor Store sellers will also have a $100 cap on their final value fees, and they’ll have fewer insertion fee tiers for auction listings.

eBay has also delayed the retirement of Gallery Featured, which allows sellers to have their items appear in eBay’s Featured section above the general gallery with a larger photo and in the general gallery. However, other eBay listing fees like Bold, Border, Featured Plus and Highlight will start being phased out in May.

eBay adds that Subtitle fees will change to $2 for all listings, and that scheduling fees will go to 40 cents. For more information, see an explanation of updated eBay fees.

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