eBay this morning released some news regarding their upcoming pricing chances.  In summary, no changes will be made to auction fees but store fees and insertion/final value fees will change.

Also, store listings will again appear in core search (mixed in with auction listings) using Bestmatch, eBay’s search algorithm in use in various ways around the world.

eBay’s pricing change information is here : Changes to stores and search on eBay.com.au

and they have a nice section for sellers on what is changing, and how to change with it here : The Big News

Also, PeSA Australia released a statement about these changes this morning, and I have included it below :

The Professional eBay Sellers Alliance in Australia supports new pricing initiatives announced by eBay Australia today.

PeSA has fought for fair pricing and improvements in the Australian eBay pricing model to give more financial encouragement to sellers, and provide a better platform allowing more profitable sales. In particular PeSA has been a strong advocate for features such as free gallery images, and lower insertion fees for fixed price sales.

The pricing changes eBay has released today are a positive step forward. We believe the changes put forward encourage long term growth on eBay for sellers and a better experience for buyers.

Given the strong shift in the buyer market from Auctions to Fixed Price sales, PeSA is encouraged that there is now pricing advantages for sellers who wish to use a fixed price model by providing for sellers to list more items in a more efficient manner.

The addition of store listings into core search using Bestmatch is encouraging, although PeSA hopes the changes will not have a negative impact on current auction listings and sellers.

To learn more about these significant changes, sellers are encouraged to register for the upcoming PeSA summit in Sydney on August 13th and 14th 2009 for details go to: www.PeSA-Events.com.au

Shaun O’Brien

President of PeSA Australia (The Professional eBay Sellers Alliance) & Managing Director of www.selbyacoustics.com.au

Registration and further information can be found at: www.PeSA-Events.com.au

Or contact Shaun O’Brien shaunobrien@selbyacoustics.com.au