I currently have 1556 items on sale.My sales are "up" 30%-40% year after year,my expenses are only 9-13% that includes shipping.And when I see something I want to buy I buy it only on Ebay I've been an Ebayer for 14 years and this selling and buying platform never stops 24/7 Paypal is amazing.Yes I'm an Ebay shareholder and "love' all aspects of this business.NO PANIC.
You lie because what you say is mathematically impossible. You pay $49 in a monthly store fee and your final value fees are anywhere from 10-13% depending on what you sell. You also pay 3 cents per item per month, so your upfront fees before you even make a sale is $49 + $46 which is $95 before you even make a sale. Ebay also takes 10-13% of your shipping cost and Papal takes 3% plus a quarter for every sale you make. It's near impossible for any ebay store owner to pay under 20% in fees. You sound like another ebay seller who thinks hes doing great because you have no clue how to do simple math
Did you forget to factor in those listing fees? 1500 items with a premium store will set you back $125 before you even make your first sale. What about that 4% Paypal fee? No way anyone with 1500+ items is shelling out 9-13% to eBay in fees.
Trust me, I know, I have over 3000 items. Even with TRS powerseller discount I'm shelling out over 20% in fees. Not to mention, traffic has been down by nearly 40% year after year. Then there's the fact buyers on eBay want deep discounts, you have to compete with underpriced Chinese sellers.