I’ve always said that EBay could do even more business if they ditched listing fees and derived most of their revenue from add-ons and success fees.

In New Zealand, the largest online auction business, TradeMe, accounts for over a third of total web traffic here! This on the back of zero listing fees.

News just in that Ebay will cut its listing fees by around 50% and make the lost revenue up by increasing success fees. They should have done it earlier!

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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