Here are the details:
Why should I offer Free Shipping? Try a key business growth strategy. Buyers are becoming used to Free Shipping offers in the general e-Commerce market. See if Free Shipping boosts your sales and learn which pricing makes it work for you. We'll give you a Final Value Fee discount for 10 days to help.
What is it? From May 23 through June 1, sellers who list item(s) in Auction-style or Fixed Price format with FREE Domestic Shipping and have either a Detailed Seller Ratings (DSR) of 4.5 or higher on all 4 DSRs or no DSR rating, will receive 15% off their total Final Value Fees per item listed. (Note: the DSR ratings in your new Seller Dashboard shows a 30-day rating and a 12-month rating. Please refer to the 12-month rating for eligibility of this promotion.)
When is it? Starting Friday, May 23, 2008 between 00:00:01 PT (12:00 AM plus one second on Friday, May 23, 2008) and ending on Sunday June 1, 2008 at 23:59:59 PT (11:59 PM plus 59 seconds).
What are the fees? Sellers who list in Auction-style or Fixed Price format on the U.S. http://www.ebay.com/ and Motors (Parts & Accessories only) http://www.motors.ebay.com/ sites, offer FREE Domestic Shipping and have either a Detailed Seller Ratings (DSR) of 4.5 or higher on all 4 DSRs or no DSR rating, will receive 15% off their total Final Value Fees per item listed as reflected in the fee table below.
Okay, now for my 12% -- let's look at the math.
Before the promo you sold an item for $10 plus $2.95 for S&H. Your FVF was $0.88 cents
Since you still have to pay the same amount to ship the item, most of you will just roll the old S&H price into the sale price. You still charge the customer the exact same Total Price as before "Free Shipping"
- So now, you sell your item for $12.95 with Free Shipping. Your new FVF is $1.13 or $0.25 more than before the promo.
- But, since you are taking part in the Free Shipping Promo you get a 15% discount off your FVF which is $0.17.
- So how did you do? Your FVF actually increased by $0.08 cents if you take part in the Promo.
Where is the great deal here? You have to understand that eBay managers look at all of these numbers and they know that most sellers will just add the S&H to their sale price. So, they can give you 15% off your FVF and still make more money.Do the Math!