Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 🙂
It’s another Monday morning and to add to the doom and gloom, today’s post is all about eBay’s new shop packages… and of course new shop packages invariably also means new shop pricing!
To be more specific, they’re “increasing the prices of insertion fees, listing upgrades and eBay Shop subscriptions.”
So while the insertion fee price increases come with no added benefits (it’s simply more expensive now), there have been some changes to the shop subscription packages and what you get at each level – which is all part of eBay’s “efforts to improve their marketplace and offer more value to sellers.”
Now normally I’d take such claims with a pinch of salt, expecting eBay to have offered some meaningless “upgrades” in an attempt to hide a price hike… but in this case they are offering some useful benefits in comparison to the old shop packages. This includes:
- MORE fixed price (i.e. Buy It Now) listings included at every shop subscription level.
- Free 7-day Auction style listings included at every shop subscription level.
- eBay packaging voucher – a monthly voucher that you’re able to use on eBay branded packaging (you can check out the review I did on eBay’s packaging options here: eBay Branded Packaging – Great Marketing or a Waste of Time?)
- Listing upgrade credit – a monthly credit amount that you can spend on listings upgrades, which includes things like adding a subtitle, setting a reserve price, Gallery Plus and more – and most importantly, this credit can also be used on promote your listings!
One important point – the packaging voucher and listing upgrade credit are only given to those subscribed to either an Anchor shop or Featured shop (the two highest level shop subscriptions on eBay) and NOT to those with a Basic shop. [Read more…]