Since eBay made the controversial announcement that it was raising eBay stores fees, there have been numerous rumors flying about that eBay is perhaps trying to do a bit more than just “reset the balance”. Some folks go so far as to believe eBay is planning to do away with stores completely in the future.
This announcement on 8-14-2006 was a special offer to eBay store owners to move listings to auction or fixed price format for 10 cents. (Such listing fees are usually 75 cents or more depending on starting price). This was a two day special and it’s already over, but it does tend to lend support to the idea that eBay is trying to steer store listings back to auction style listings.
What are your thoughts on eBay’s store strategy?