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Changes on our international sites

Changes on our international sites

Do you sell on sites other than eBay.ie? We’ve summarised the changes on international eBay sites for you. Please note that these changes can affect your international transactions. The links below lead to pages in the local language. 

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Fee changes
Premium Service criteria change
Simplified returns
VAT changes
Listing against eBay catalogue

Fee changes on eBay.co.uk

  • We're introducing changes to Shop subscriptions and some category selling fees. These take effect from 1 April 2018 which means you still have time to review and adjust for your business needs. Otherwise, you don’t need to do anything and the changes will take effect automatically.
  • Some changes apply to all business sellers and others are specific to sellers who do not have a Shop subscription, or who have an Anchor Shop subscription.
  • For sellers whose level is Below Standard, there will be an additional 4 percentage points fee on the standard final value fees at the time the item sells. For example, a final value fee would increase from 8% to 12%. Above Standard and eBay Top-rated Sellers will not be affected by this change. 

Read more about fee changes on eBay.co.uk

Fee changes on eBay.com

If you're selling in the USA, from 1 May 2018, the yearly fee for a Basic Shop subscription will change from $19.95/month to $21.95/month. The monthly fee for a Basic Shop subscription will change from $24.95/month to $27.95/month.

Starting 1 May 2018, insertion fees will increase for sellers without an eBay Shop subscription and Basic Shop subscribers who exceed their zero insertion fee allocation.

  • For sellers without an eBay Shop subscription: When you exceed your 50 zero insertion fee allocation, the insertion fee will change from $0.30 to $0.35.
  • For sellers with a Starter Shop subscription: When you exceed your 100 zero insertion fee allocation, the insertion fee per listing will be £0.30.
  • For sellers with a Basic Shop subscription: When you exceed your 250 zero insertion fee allocation in fixed price listings, the fixed price insertion fee will change from $0.20 to $0.25 for each listing above your allocation.

From 1 May 2018, you can subscribe to the new Starter Shop or Enterprise Shop

Read more about the fee and subscription changes on eBay.com

Fee changes on eBay.de

In Germany, there will be changes to the way selling fees are calculated. 

  • The final value fees will still exist as the same percentage of the sale, plus 5 cents per sold item will be added. 
  • The selling fees will be capped. In most categories this will be 99 Euro.
  • If you list in two categories, the higher final value fee of the two categories will be charged. This change is valid for sellers with and without eBay Shop subscriptions. 
  • The final value fees for sellers with a Below Standard seller level will be 4 percentage points higher than for sellers with Above Standard and eBay Top-rated seller levels. 

Read more about fee changes on eBay.de

Fee changes specific to eBay.fr from 1 April 2018

  • Increase of the final value fee in Fashion and Home & Garden categories.
  • Decrease of the final value fee in Tyres, rims and hubcaps, and reduced capping.
  • More profitable business model for sellers in Cars, Motorcycles, scooters categories.

Fee changes for eBay.fr, eBay.it and eBay.es from 1 April 2018

  • Introduction of the WebInterpret service as a benefit for Featured Shop and Anchor Shop subscriptions.
  • If you list in two categories, the higher final value fee of the two categories will be charged.
Read more about fee changes on eBay.freBay.it and eBay.es

Premium Service criteria change for sellers with a registered address in the UK

From 1 June 2018, we are changing the delivery criteria for listings to be awarded the Premium Service badge.

Read more about this change on eBay.co.uk

VAT changes in the UK

If you are running a business selling on eBay.co.uk, it's important to check you are complying with your Value Added Tax (VAT) obligations. Depending on where you or your goods are located and the size of your business, VAT rules may apply to you.

Read more about VAT

Simplified returns on eBay.co.uk and eBay.com

We're updating our returns policies to make sure that they're in line with today's market, along with what buyer's expect. This will give buyers more confidence when they're shopping. We're also reducing the number of returns policy options within select categories, to make things simpler.

Read more about our returns enhancements on eBay.co.uk and eBay.com

Listing against eBay catalogue on eBay.co.uk and eBay.de

eBay is transitioning to a product-based shopping experience which groups similar listings together. From May, this transition to the new shopping experience will require sellers to associate their listings with products in the eBay catalogue for selected product lines.

Read more about the changes on eBay.co.uk and eBay.de

Links to business seller news on international sites (in local languages)

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