I spelled impatience right on the first try, people. There socks must be lucky!
You know what else is lucky? This eBay listing fee sale that starts today!
A few of us on Twitter were lamenting the fact that this was the first ever eBay update where we were actually eager for the new fees to go into effect. For many of us, the new fees are such a good deal, it’s frankly annoying to be paying 35 cents a listing when we will be paying only 20 cents starting in April.
eBay has, for a change, heard our pleas and is giving store owners a listing fee sale on Fixed Price that lasts until the day the new fees go into effect. (That’s normal FP, not Store Inventory which is still 3 cents until it goes away.) So we can stop our belly aching and start reaping the discount benefits right away! Yay!
From eBay’s standpoint, this is really smart for three reasons
- It gives people who were thinking about getting a store to take advantage of the new fees an incentive to do so a full two months earlier than they likely would have.
- It ensures that sellers like me will still list items as Fixed Price instead of cramming them all into Store Inventory while it’s still cheap (which I was totally planning to do).
- It ensures there are a ton of Buy It Now items in the marketplace for Valentine’s Day.
I know that eBay is only doing it for the reasons above but, heck, I don’t care why they are doing it as long as I get a little fee discount to keep my impatience from getting the better of me. 😉
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a whole bunch of Store Inventory items I have to go convert to Fixed Price before tomorrow. 😉
Here is the fee release in full: