AtomicFX's 2011 New vs. Old eBay Fee Illustrator!

NOTE: When using this illustrator, scroll to the right to view the pre-2011 Spring Seller Update results table.

This is a modified version of eBay's Fee Illustrator. In order to help sellers compare their existing fees to the newly announced 2011 fees, I've added more input functionality and, best of all, added a results table of pre-2011 Spring Seller Update fees.

Simply enter your typical selling activity on the left and select Calculate. The table in the middle reflects the 2011 Spring Seller Update fee structure, while the table on the right reflects pre-update fees.

My hope is that this improved illustrator will help you navigate the 2011 fee changes, as you make important decisions which affect your eBay business. Feel free to let me know of any issues or of any improvements you would like to see.

A number of sellers who have found this illustrator helpful suggested I add a PayPal Donate button so that they can thank me for my efforts here (as well as for my 2010 illustrator, which I released after last year's major fee changes). That hadn't even occurred to me, but if any of you would like to support my work, here you go. Thank you very much for doing so!


(See below for important version release notes (current version: 2.0) and known issues.)

Thanks for using my 2011 New vs. Old eBay Fee Illustrator!

- AtomicFX
Enter your average monthly sales
What category do you primarily sell in? [ Category details ]

Category details
Media includes Books, Music, DVDs & Movies, and Video Games.

Choose the Media (discount) option if you typically list using catalog Product Details (pre-filled item information). This discount is currently slated to end June 30, 2011.

Technology includes Consumer Electronics, Computers & Networking, Cell Phone Devices, Video Game Systems, Pro Audio Equipment, Cameras & Photos, and Car Electronics.

Auction Fixed price*
How many listings do you create monthly?

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How many items do you sell monthly?
PRE-update values**
What is your typical
auction starting price?
What is your average selling price?
PS or TRS discount?
POST-update values**
What will be your typical auction starting price?
What will be your average selling price?
What will be your average shipping charge?***
TRS discount?
How many pictures do you typically add per listing?
CalculateCalculate Clear
*Includes Good 'Til Cancelled listings

**Please see the version notes below for an explanation of these fields

***If you ship internationally, see the 2011 fee update Frequently Asked Questions for guidance on what to enter
NEW Fees
Post-2011 Spring Seller Update
Store levels have different subscription and fixed price insertion fees, and the higher store levels offer lower insertion fees. These results help you estimate what your monthly fees will be following the 2011 Spring Seller Update.
No store Basic Premium Anchor
Subscription fee - - - -
Auction insertion fees - - - -
Fixed price insertion fees - - - -
Auction final value fees
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Fixed price final value fees
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eBay-hosted pictures* - - - -
Total estimated fees - - - -
Percent change from old fees - - - -
Total estimated sales (based on the numbers you entered):-
OLD Fees
Pre-2011 Spring Seller Update
These results estimate your pre-2011 Spring Seller Update monthly fees.


No store Basic Premium Anchor
Subscription fee - - - -
Auction insertion fees - - - -
Fixed price insertion fees - - - -
Auction final value fees
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Fixed price final value fees
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eBay-hosted pictures* - - - -
Total estimated fees - - - -
Total estimated sales (based on the numbers you entered):-
*Pictures are free for Collectibles, Art, Pottery and Glass, and Antiques

Disclaimer: This fee illustrator is intended for informational use only and does not include all potential applicable fees (optional feature fees, and so on). By using this fee illustrator, you acknowledge that eBay and AtomicFX are making no representations or guarantees regarding actual fee and sales amounts and that the results are estimates only. The modifications made to this calculator to show the pre-2011 Spring Seller Update fee structures have not been endorsed by eBay.
If you find the additions I've made to the Fee Illustrator useful, please "Like" it and consider a donation to support my work. Thanks!


Updates:

v2.0:
- Released 3/24/2011
- I split the starting and selling prices into separate PRE- and POST-Seller Update fields.
- I did this so that sellers who may be making changes to their pricing as a result of the Seller Update will be able to see how those changes affect their fees. This was done especially for sellers who would like to see the effect of moving to a Free Shipping model.

- You may still illustrate how no changes to your business model will affect your fees by simply using the same figures in the POST-seller update fields as in the PRE-seller update fields.
- Added the category option Media (with FP insertion fee discount ending June 30, 2011) for Media sellers who typically list using the catalog Product Details (pre-filled item information). By choosing this category, the PRE-Seller Update results will reflect the discount, while the POST-Seller Update results will reflect the full priced insertion fees, as the discount is scheduled to end about the same time the Seller Update will be fully in effect. Here's hoping eBay once again extends the discount (or makes it permanent)!
- Added the Facebook Like button
- Fixed the problem with the "Category details" pop up window link not working
- Even more wording changes

v1.2:
- Released 3/20/2011
- Added the "Percent change from old fees" row to the "NEW 2011" fees table, in order to show the estimated percent increase or decrease in fees as a result of the 2011 Spring Seller Update. Note, this percent change is a comparison within the same store subscription. That is, if the illustrator shows a "Basic" store has the lowest fees pre-Spring Update (right table) but "No store" has the lowest fees post-Spring Update (middle table), the illustrator will not show the percent difference in fees from one store level to another.
- Fixed a bug which prevented the "OLD Pre-2011" results table from working when the "Clear" link was used to reset the illustrator
- Fixed various rendering issues
- More wording changes

v1.1:
- Released 3/19/2011
- The addition of the PayPal Donate button
- Minor wording changes

v1.0:
- Released 3/18/2011
- Initial version
- Sorry about all the scrolling! Use your browser's zoom functionality to view more of the calculator without having to resort to using the scroll bars. For many browsers, you can press CTRL '-' to zoom out. Pressing it a couple times works well, if you can still read the text. CTRL '+' will zoom back in and CTRL '0' resets your browser.

Planned future updates:

- Adding inputs for post-update average selling price, especially to allow sellers to experiment with folding shipping charges into their selling price< (Added to v2.0)
- Adding a row to the 2011 fees table which will show percentages over or under the pre-update fees (Added to v1.2)
- Your suggestions are welcome!

Known issues:

- None yet (watch this space)