No need to do more than skim the thread. Most posters seem fixated on the trivia of individual fee changes. In some ways I agree with eBay
that individual fees does not matter so much. Now for the part they left out. But, if total costs rise, it will be prudent to move stamp sales elsewhere. Many sellers seem to like the idea of subtracting fees from sales totals. I dislike the idea of comingling revenue and expenses. Untangling PayPal reports is bad enough. Now for the part eBay
is not telling anyone. Reporting from eBay
is a mess. Orders reports span the most recent 90 days, leaving sellers who wait until the end of the year in the lurch. PayPal goes back seven years. The Payments report, available to sellers incarcerated in the Managed Payments program goes back farther but is useless without the Orders report. Exported reports as comma delimited (csv) files are difficult to import into Excel and data loss is almost inevitable.
Now for the bad news. Most US sellers will be incarcerated into the program by July 20, 2020, or so eBay
says, reminiscent of the seen in the War or the Worlds remake where people are scooped up to be transported to their doom. Again, probably not doom for most eBay
sellers, especially ones who do not track revenue and expenses for tax reporting. Higher volume sellers may be impacted the most. I would look for the date to slip, but eBay
may not care if some sellers are left behind.
Now, for those who do not want to participate. Try listing a few coins and some collectible currency or adult items. For now, Managed Payments cannot handle sales in some categories. The other alternative may be HipStamp which may not be required to collect out-of-state sales taxes, or at least not yet. I do not envision eBay
having the capacity to register everyone's bank accounts and efficiently collect money on behalf of sellers on day one. Instead, the system may lock up for everyone.
Buyers who send checks, money orders or cash can still be processed outside of Managed Payments, but such sales cannot be solicited, except the eBay
recommends sending PayPal invoices to international buyers who find themselves unable to pay. International Managed Payments buyers must logon to the US eBay
site to pay or maybe on the German eBay
site. Will this be fixed by July 20th? My guess it that it will not.