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    • rfowler
    • By rfowler 10th Oct 16, 2:23 PM
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    eBay Shop advantages?
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    • 10th Oct 16, 2:23 PM
    eBay Shop advantages? 10th Oct 16 at 2:23 PM
    Hi,

    Does anyone have a ebayshop if so what are the advantages compared not having one.

    Does it justifies the £17.38 fee a month?

    Thanks
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    • mrcol1000
    • By mrcol1000 10th Oct 16, 2:39 PM
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    It really depends on how much you sell. You get 200 buy it now listings included for free. You also get access to load of information on views and click through rates. You can also have offers such as a discount for more than one purchase.

    Personally I find the holiday settings the best feature. I have to go away a lot for family and I used to have to end all my listings. Now I can just stick my shop on holiday for a week and no-one can buy till I get back.

    I think the main point is though that you need to list a lot of buy it now and regularly to really make it worthwhile.
    • fishpond
    • By fishpond 10th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
    200 free listings a month for a start.
    It does list all the advantages on the Ebay site.
    I am a LandLord, so there!
    • soolin
    • By soolin 10th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
    200 free listings a month for a start.
    It does list all the advantages on the Ebay site.
    Originally posted by fishpond
    200 inclusive BIN listings are for a business seller, a private seller gets 100 BIN a month.

    I love my shop, wouldn't be without it purely because of the holiday settings. I go away a lot and just close down the shop so that no one can buy anything while I am away, and then re open it on the day I travel home.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move posts there. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 10th Oct 16, 4:13 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:13 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:13 PM
    For me, it's worth it for the "good until cancelled" listings and holiday settings.
    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 10th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    Does it justifies the £17.38 fee a month?
    No one can actually answer that as it comes down to your business figures.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 11th Oct 16, 12:56 PM
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    For me, it's worth it for the "good until cancelled" listings and holiday settings.
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    From this month all business sellers, regardless of whether they have a shop or not, will be able to have GTC listings.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • soolin
    • By soolin 11th Oct 16, 1:09 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:09 PM
    From this month all business sellers, regardless of whether they have a shop or not, will be able to have GTC listings.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Isn't it all sellers, not just business ones, or am I misremembering?

    It's already caused a few issues according to the community boards as some sellers have not realised they are still charged every 30 days.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move posts there. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 11th Oct 16, 1:13 PM
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    Isn't it all sellers, not just business ones, or am I misremembering?

    It's already caused a few issues according to the community boards as some sellers have not realised they are still charged every 30 days.
    Originally posted by soolin
    Well, you got me questioning my memory.

    I've found the announcement I was thinking of. Was there a previous one?

    31 August, 2016 | 09:34AM BST

    Having previously been available to Shop subscribers only, from early October 2016, all business sellers will be able to list using the Good ‘Til Cancelled listing format [SF1] . eBay Shop subscribers will continue to enjoy using this listing format together with other benefits and features.

    Learn more about eBay Shops [RR2] .

    Regards,

    The eBay Team
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 11th Oct 16, 1:26 PM
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    Well, you got me questioning my memory.

    I've found the announcement I was thinking of. Was there a previous one?
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Hmm, I just tried a test listing on my private account and have GTC available on there as well.

    Not unusual for eBay to say one thing and actually do something different!
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 11th Oct 16, 1:46 PM
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    Hmm, I just tried a test listing on my private account and have GTC available on there as well.

    Not unusual for eBay to say one thing and actually do something different!
    Originally posted by soolin
    Well that is interesting. I do seem to recall a discussion about this but can't find it now, perhaps it was on the PS board.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
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