EBay to Lower Some Fees to Compete with Amazon

Will particularly help low-volume sellers


EBay Inc. will overhaul fees for sellers on its online marketplace, lowering them for many sellers as it steps up competition with Inc.

EBay is simplifying its "final value fees" with the percentage fee levied on each sale determined by product categories. Currently, the percentage fee is based on an item's price.

Some of eBay's listing fees, a bone of contention among sellers, are also going away. Most of the changes will kick in April 16, with others taking effect May 1