eBay Hikes Sneaker Fees, will charge buyers $14.95/pair

eBay will charge buyers a flat $14.95 shipping fee for sneakers sold under its Authenticity Guarantee program, and sellers will have 3 days to ship items to the eBay Authentication Center. It also raises fees for some sneaker sales.

These are some of the details eBay shared in a posting on the bulletin board monday after announcing the concept at last week’s eBay Open sellers conference.

eBay will update the seller registration flow to automatically specify the free nationwide service for sneakers going through its authenticity guarantee. And eBay said it was also extending the authenticity guarantee to more sneakers.

eBay explained in Monday’s post:

“We’re removing the complexity of shipping for sellers and buyers. Starting in October, we will provide you with a free label at the sale to ship your Authenticity Guarantee eligible sneakers to our Authentication Center. The change will apply to new and revised listings and eBay shipping will be the default domestic shipping service. When you use eBay’s shipping label, we also provide you with loss and damage protections should anything go wrong during the first stage of shipping to the authenticator.

“Additionally, our new processing time requires that you send Authenticity Guarantee-eligible sneakers to the authenticator within 3 business days or less, and buyers will receive their items within 3 days of authentication. ‘authenticator. We’re also taking the guesswork out of shipping costs to improve transparency, build trust, and increase speed. Buyers will pay a flat $14.95 shipping fee within the United States. We’ll share more soon. details of these shipping updates.

Surprisingly, eBay will change the way it calculates its fees for sellers sold with the new $14.95 flat rate shipping fee: it won’t subject sellers to final value fees (commission) or advertising fees on the shipping portion of the sale. He said: “The total amount of the sale of authenticated items includes the price of the item, sales tax and any other applicable fees.”

However, eBay will increase final price commissions for sneakers sold between $100 and $150 starting October 10, 2022.

“We align the commission on the final price of sneakers sold between $100 and $150 with those sold for less than $100. The final price commission for sneakers sold between $100 and $150 will be 12.9% for sellers without a Basic Store subscription or higher, and 12% for sellers with a Basic Store subscription or higher. Additionally, a $0.30 fee per order will apply to sneaker sales between $100 and $150.

“As part of this change, items listed for less than $150 may be subject to an insertion fee if the seller has exhausted their monthly zero insertion fee allowance. Sneakers listed for $150 or more will continue to receive free insertion fees.

Vice President of Seller Experience Xiaodi Zhang announced eBay’s plans to roll out flat-rate shipping for items sold through its Authenticity Guarantee Program during a keynote on Thursday.

She described the benefits for sellers as no longer having to figure out which carrier and services to select and knowing that buyers would get a consistent shipping price, “so no need to worry about that either.”

She said the flat-rate shipping concept will start in the US in the Sneakers category and expand to other categories and markets next year.

Here’s a rundown of all the news from last week’s eBay Open conference.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is the co-founder and editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on e-commerce since 1999. She is a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is the author of “Turn eBay Data Into Dollars” ( McGraw-Hill 2006). His blog was featured in the book “Blogging Heroes” (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (September 2005 – present) and Investigative Journalists and Editors (March 2006 – present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send topical tips to [email protected] See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

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