eBay UK Shop Fees to Increase on April 1, 2023

eBay Shop

eBay UK has reminded sellers that its UK shop fees will increase on April 1, 2023. The online marketplace has stated that the additional charges reflect eBay’s continued investment in its “vibrant and trusted marketplace.” The new charges as of April 1, 2023, will see: Basic Shops increasing from £25 to £27 Featured Shops increasing from £69 to £77 Anchor Shops increasing from £399 to £437 The removal of listing upgrade credits for Featured and Anchor Shop subscribers eBay Shops: What do you get for your money? Under the new fee structure, eBay Shop subscribers receive the following benefits: Basic Shops: 250 free fixed-priced listings + 100 free 7-day auction-style listings. Featured Shops: 1,500 free fixed-priced listings + 600 free… Read more »

Online Shoppers React Negatively to eCommerce Returns Charges

Shoppers have reacted negatively to eCommerce stores charging for returns. According to a recent report published by SAP Emarsys, 26% of shoppers have stopped buying from specific retailers due to paid eCommerce returns policies. The report suggests that 18% of consumers questioned view paid returns as “unfair.” In addition, 13% of those surveyed indicated that they had thrown away items rather than returned them due to the cost of returns. Returns Remain a Significant Challenge to Online Retailers This news will not be welcomed by many large retailers, who, in recent months, have sought to change how the general public perceives the online returns process. A recent report suggested that nearly one in four large retailers had started charging for… Read more »

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eBay Launches Dynamic Ad Rates for Promoted Listings Standard

eBay Promoted Listings

eBay has announced the launch of dynamic ad rates for its eBay Promoted Listings Standard (PLS) advertising platform. Dynamic ad rates helps sellers stay competitive by automatically adjusting ad rates to match eBay’s daily suggestions. The move is designed to help eBay sellers save time and effort by removing the need to manage their advertising campaigns manually. Ad rates are set by the percentage sellers are willing to pay of the total amount their item sells for (including shipping, taxes, and other applicable fees). Ad fees are applied to promoted items that sell within 30 days of a click on a promoted listing. Staying in Control of Your eBay Ads Sellers can select how they’d like to manage their ads… Read more »

eBay Expands Partnership with British Superbikes

eBay has extended the partnership it first announced in June 2022 with British Superbikes. The Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) is the leading road racing superbike championship in the United Kingdom. It is still acknowledged to be the world’s premier domestic superbike racing series. Under the extended partnership, eBay will: Receive branding at all 11 rounds of the race. Act as the sponsor for the series’ qualifying format. Recognise the rider who makes up the most positions during the race with The ‘eBay Fast Forward Award.’ Act as the title sponsor of two grassroots motorsport series: the No Limits ACU Endurance Motorcycle Championship and the MSVT Trackday Trophy. Speaking to journalists, Stuart Higgs, series director of British Superbikes, said: “We… Read more »

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eBay Pre-Loved Fashion Image Best Practices

eBay Pre-Loved Fashion

A picture might be worth a thousand words in any other industry, but in the fashion industry, those images are priceless. Nothing will sell a garment faster than a good image. However, in the world of pre-loved fashion, those images aren’t just about selling a look. Instead, they are about setting customer expectations, building trust, and persuading customers that their investment in pre-loved fashion is a wise choice. eBay Listing Best Practices eBay listing best practices dictate that each pre-loved fashion listing should be supported with a minimum of 12 images. This strategy won’t only help your customer make an informed buying decision. It will help your listings be found in eBay search. If the thought of taking 12 images… Read more »

The Rise and Rise of Luxury Collectables on eBay

For a business initially built on the back of Beanie Babies and Pokémon cards, it would be fair to say that eBay has long found its niche in the sale of collectables. However, according to research conducted by eBay Australia, the collectables business has changed a lot in recent years. The research suggested that while consumer confidence may soften over the next year, younger shoppers will continue to spend on collecting a large array of accessories and pop culture items. What Are People Buying on eBay? Today, collectors are just as likely to buy expensive lego sets, luxury handbags, or limited edition sneakers as plush toys or trading cards. And while the global economy reacts to the cost-of-living crisis, and… Read more »

eBay Luxury Collectables

Pro Tips for Selling on eBay to Boost Your Performance.

Tips for Selling on eBay

Here are our tips for selling on eBay from professional sellers and experts – dive in. eBay’s Cassini search engine uses an algorithm to decide which products to display first when a buyer searches for a product on eBay. That algorithm looks at listing titles and descriptions but also takes several other factors into account. You need to know what they are so you can give your listing the best chance of appearing high up in the eBay search results. So, what are the factors eBay considers in deciding where to rank your listing, and what can you do to improve your eBay search rankings? eBay Selling Tips We’ve compiled a list of three metrics that eBay looks at before… Read more »

eBay Pre-Loved Fashion Searches Surge Following Love Island Sponsorship

eBay UK is reporting that searches for pre-loved fashion items on the online marketplace surged by more than 1,400% during the latest run of the reality TV show Love Island. Alongside big brands like Ralph Lauren and Levi’s, eBay is also seeing a lot of searches for “fashion forward” brands, including Acne Studios, JW Anderson, Mki Miyuki, Mugler and Dries Van Noten. A Ralph Lauren Varsity Jacket worn during the series (which ended on March 13) proved “hugely popular”, receiving more than one search every minute (1,872 searches a day). High-End Fashion eBay’s sponsorship of the ninth season of Love Island marked a stark difference between previous fashion retailer tie-ins, which have previously focused on high-street brands and fast fashion.… Read more »

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How to Write eBay Descriptions That Sell More Items

eBay Descriptions

Don’t waste all the hard work that you’ve put into sourcing an excellent product, providing clear and attractive pictures, crafting the perfect title, and putting in place good and fast shipping policies and fair return policies by then falling at the final hurdle with eBay descriptions that don’t quite hit the mark. eBay Descriptions Should Tell the Buyer Everything They Need to Know The buyer wants to know whether this product will fill their need, solve their problem, or offers better value than the other products available. So, when writing your description, put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Imagine you are in the market for a lawnmower. What would you want to know about it, and what are the benefits… Read more »

Big Changes to eBay Product Research

eBay product research has always been a bit tricky. There are lots of tools for Amazon sellers that can show them how many of something sells in an average week or month but there hasn’t been a reliable research tool for eBay.  There is now, as you’ll find out further down the page but first, we want to cover what’s changed recently in eBay product research and show you a way to access the data you used to be able to see easily, then we’ll cover our new tool at the end, both are useful. If you’ve ever done product research on eBay, you’ve probably looked at the sales history of similar items to those you are considering selling. This… Read more »

eBay Product Research