eBay UK Lowers Per Order Fee For Home, Furniture & DIY
eBay UK has announced the per order fee for business sellers in the Home, Furniture and DIY category will be dropping to 10p for sales £10 or less.
You’ve told us that selling items £10 or less on eBay can be a challenge. In response to your feedback, we’re expanding the discounted order-fee pricing into additional categories and are now offering 10p per order fees on sales of £10 or less in the Home, Furniture & DIY category.
Launching reduced fees in Home, Furniture & DIY category
- The fixed charge will be reduced from 30p to 10p per order for a total sales price of £10 or less.
- The change will apply to new listings only, listed on or after 19 April 2022.
- There’s no limit to the number of listings or orders eligible.
- The discount will be applied as part of a monthly credit.
- The fee change will be effective from 19 April 2022.
- This fee change applies to Business Sellers with a registered address in the UK.
For more information, please visit our FAQs page.
You'll definitely want to check that FAQ page carefully, there are quite a few fine points - most importantly, to get the new lower fee, you may need to end and relist items as it will only apply to listings created on or after April 19th.
Also be aware the £10 maximum is for the total order including item price, shipping, taxes and any other applicable fees. You must have a business account registered in the UK.
One point that is sure to cause confusion and concern - the fee discount is not immediate. Initially sellers will see the full 30p fee applied, with the difference credited within 28 days of the end of each calendar month.
That's a bookkeeping nightmare in my opinion and one has to wonder why the delay - it would certainly make it more difficult & time consuming to check to make sure you receive all the credits you are due. 🤔
How do I get the new fees?
You need to create new listings in any of the eligible Home, Furniture & DIY categories (below) to qualify for the £0.10 per order fee. Listings created prior to 19 April 2022 are not eligible.
The £0.10 per order fee is open to business sellers with their registered business address in the UK. When the item sells, the total amount of the sale (which includes the item price, postage, taxes and any other applicable fees) must not exceed £10.00. No opt-in is required to activate the fees. The variable percentage fee will not change.
When do I get the new fees?
Initially, the standard final value fees (i.e. 30p per order level in addition to a variable percentages) will apply. The discounted final value fee will be credited to your account within 28 days of the end of each calendar month for the difference between the initially charged amount and the new 10p fee.
Will I get the new fees on relisted items?
Items that have been manually relisted or automatically relisted through the Automatic relist function from 19 April 2022 are eligible. However, items that were listed using the Good ‘Till Cancelled function prior to 19 April 2022 are ineligible for the reduced order fees. An eligible listing previously scheduled to go live on or after 19 April 2022 will qualify.
eBay UK announced the same 10p fee discount for orders £10 or less in Antiques, Art, Coins, Collectables, Dolls & Bears, Pottery & Glass, Sports Memorabilia, and Stamps back in February.
Sellers of inexpensive items have been asking eBay to come up with a fee model to compete with PayPal's Micropayments since they began the transition to Managed Payments. Hopefully this is just a trial run and eBay will be expanding this option to the US and other markets as well as more categories soon!