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Pictures Fee Changes 2009

We are excited to announce that we are making eBay individual pictures, Picture Pack and Gallery Plus free for items listed in the following categories—Collectibles, Art, Pottery & Glass, and Antiques. We are committed to the success of our sellers and to continually improving the overall experience for all of our customers—both buyers and sellers.

The following changes will be applicable to listings on All pricing changes will be effective as of February 18, 2009.

eBay Picture Hosting Fees for Collectibles, Art, Pottery and Glass and Antiques
Feature Current Fee New Fee
(effective 02/18/2009)
First Picture Free Free
Each additional picture $0.15 FREE!
Picture Pack (1-6 pictures) $0.75 FREE!
Picture Pack (7-12 pictures) $1.00 FREE!
Gallery Plus Fee -- Auction Style, Fixed Price Format
(3, 5, 7, 10 Days)
$0.35 FREE!
Gallery Plus Fee -- Fixed Price
(30 Days, Good 'Til Cancelled), Classified Ad
$1.00 FREE!

  1. Why are you making these pricing changes?
    We are committed to providing a great experience to our users. Buyers in these categories have asked for more photos to give them more information about listed items, and for a better visual experience. We hope that free photos will help sellers give buyers what they need to make a decision, lower buyer questions, and increase seller sales.

  2. When will the new fees become effective?
    All new fees are effective as of 12:00:01 am (midnight) PST on February 18, 2009.

  3. Can I add Pictures, Picture Pack or Gallery Plus to a live listing and receive them for free?
    The free Pictures, Picture Pack and Gallery Plus pricing is applicable to new listings that start on or after midnight February 18, 2009.

  4. Which categories are included in this change?
    The following categories will receive the new Picture pricing: Collectibles, Art, Antiques and Pottery & Glass.

  5. What about other categories?
    These pricing changes do not apply to other categories at present. We're constantly reviewing the needs of our diverse categories and will continue to do so.

  6. Which formats are included in this change?
    All formats - Auction-style, Fixed Price (all durations), Store Inventory and Classified Ads are included.

  7. Which sites are included?
    This is change is applicable to the US site ( only.

  8. Is this a promotion or temporary fee change?
    No, this is a permanent fee change for the categories included.

  9. Will eBay be making any product changes to help sellers upload and manage more pictures?
    We are currently working on adding new options for sellers who manage their pictures on external servers. We're also developing new visual tools that will leverage eBay-hosted photos and give users even more functionality when browsing. Stay tuned for more announcements in the near future.

  10. Will I still be able to use external web servers to host photos?
    Yes, URLs linking to pictures on external web servers are still allowed on the site, there is no change to that functionality.
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