New updates to selling sneakers on eBay starting Oct 1.
All authenticated sneaker listings will automatically charge the buyer $14.95 flat shipping. Seller cannot modify this cost.
eBay will now provide the shipping label for the seller to use for free. (And eBay automatically covers insurance for loss and damage)
Sellers must ship within 3 business days
All sneakers over $100 are automatically covered, but sneakers from $100-150 will be 12.9% (vs 8% for $150+)
The $14.95 shipping cost for buyers is NOT subject to fees.
Overall I think it’s a good change. Especially not having to worry about insurance on big shipments.
Although I was able to game the system by offering free shipping. 90% of my packages go to NYC for authentication and since I’m just outside the city, I only pay $7 to ship… so I can’t do that anymore. Still positive overall.