Have you ever calculated actual cost of selling on eBay?
We are aware of various fees to sell on eBay. There is Listing Fees, Final Value Fees (FVF) and PayPal Fees. We are considering Fixed Price items on this post. For a business sellers 10p listing fees, 10% FVF and 3.4% + 20p PayPal Fees. As most of us do I used to add on these fees on top of my cost and sell it until now I found a correct method of calculating the cost of selling on eBay.
This table clarifies the direct cost of selling on eBay is 15%, ignoring the 10p listing fees. This table shows your real profit which takes product cost, VAT and stationery into consideration. However, it ignores the labour cost.
My aim was to give you better idea of selling on eBay so that you can set optimum selling price. This link will take you to a downloadable file where you can change the price of the product and see your cost / profit and make better decision. If you have got any individual requirement simply post it on comment and I will get another table done for you FREE.
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Posted on May 13, 2013, in eBay Strategies, eCommerce and tagged cost of selling on ebay, ebay seller fees, ebay training cardiff, ebay training newport, ebay training south wales. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.