When it comes to selling/reselling online, many people have a love/hate relationship with eBay. When we first transitioned from part-time selling to full-time we doubled our sales in the very first month. We worked long hours and put everything that we could back into the business to purchase more inventory, keeping out only enough for rent. At the end of the month, we were hit with a $600 invoice from eBay...crap. We hadn't kept out the money to pay our fees! While eBay didn't leave us with any money for rent, they did leave us with lots of questions. We thought we had a pretty thorough understanding of what we were paying eBay...but how much does eBay REALLY take?
Now that we've been around for longer, we understand that our situation was not unique. Many first time sellers (or experienced sellers trying to expand their operations) are shocked by the amount that eBay charges for selling on their platform. In order to fully understand eBay fees (and avoid suspensions, bans, etc.) we'll need to pick through the nitty-gritty that isn't on eBay's front page.
My wife and I are a young couple, still in school, and doing our best not only to make ends meet, but to excel! We feel like we have so much to offer and can kick this world's butt if we can just get on our feet. Join our journey!