We can be easily confused by which eBay shop subscription level our eBay store should be on, it’s not clear unless you do the maths and the extras features only confuse matter. The difference in combined prices for eBay store descriptions could cost you thousands
In this guide I’ve made a simple table for you to use for all the international eBay sites and make it super clear so that you can choose exactly the right eBay store subscription level that suits your business.
Pick the CORRECT eBay Store Subscription Level
Next year after the recent eBay updates it’s going to be come a little more tricky with the increased international site visibility for eBay Stores and because this is happening, part of one of the guides I have been writing will be out of date by the spring of 2013.
Between now and then there is still some confusion kicking around as it is not clear which eBay store subscription level you should be on as we are shown numerous different features of eBay Stores and it’s not apparent which level one should choose.
So let’s make this really easy for you, the only factor that dictates which eBay Store Subscription level that you should choose is….
The number of listings you make and run each month
It’s that simple, no other upgrade option until Spring 2013 warrants you moving up a subscription level because it all comes down to listing fees. The higher the number of listings you make for FixedPrice/BIN “Good Till Cancelled” listings determines which shop level you should be on.
So the table that will tell you which eBay Store subscription will need updating for next year, but for now below is table that shows you exactly which shop level you should be on based on the number of eBay listings you make each month.
I have included the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia eBay Store subscription levels in the table that follows.
The eBay Subscription Table
Number of Listings
All prices correct as of February 2012 and are of course, subject to change by eBay at any time.
Using The eBay Stores Table
If you look at the table above, I have colour coded the paths for each site so that you can see where a crossover occurs and where you should consider upgrading or downgrading your eBay store subscription level.
If we pick on the eBay site UK in the first three rows, we can see that when you get to 750 listings, you should consider upgrading to the “Featured” eBay Store from the “Basic” subscription. Then at exactly 6,000 eBay listings move from “Featured” to an “Anchor” subscription level.
The cost of choosing the wrong level could be thousands
The cost of choosing the wrong level could be thousands, already showing as over £750 for the 10,000 listings on the UK site and if we take another example of Australia on the bottom 3 rows, get the numbers wrong and the difference between $2419.95, $1899.99 and $499.99 is absolutely huge!
Reference Pages & Notes
Below is the list of pages used to compile the comparison table for fees and will have the latest fee structures. For each of these sites, the “Other Categories” value of insertion fees were used. If you sell media products such as books, DVDs or CD’s then these fees are typically lower and will change between the eBay sites. eBay Motors is not part of the table.
- UK – http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/storefees.html
- Ireland – http://pages.ebay.ie/help/sell/storefees.html
- USA & Canada – http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/storefees.html
- Germany – http://pages.ebay.de/help/sell/businessfees.html
- Spain – http://pages.ebay.es/help/sell/businessfees.html
- Italy – http://pages.ebay.it/help/sell/businessfees.html
- Australia – http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/sell/storefees.html
What Level Are You On? Is it the RIGHT Level?
That’s a serious question.