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Ebay price calculator
Neil Ruffle

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February 7, 2014 - 10:36 am
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Hi does anyone know of a decent up to date Ebay price calculator for business sellers , i could really make use of one of these if accurate as i look at some of my competitors prices and think how are they doing that so cheap .
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Dave Furness

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February 7, 2014 - 11:10 am
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Hey Neil

What is it exactly that you want to calculate? Not sure if you have seen this that @Chris Maxwell Astley very kindly shared with us which is a profit calculator for eBay, which you can see here: https://understandinge.com/forum/everything-ebay/ebay-profit-calculator-excel/

If you can let us know what it is you want the calculator to tell you then i’m sure we can point you in the right direction.

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Neil Ruffle

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February 7, 2014 - 11:19 am
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Doh Embarassed just seen that now Dave thanks for that , the Excel version that Chris has provided works well , looks like i need to go through loads of products and put the prices up according to the figures it produces !! to be honest i think there are loads of ebay sellers out there selling many products at a loss .
Anyone got the same for amazon marketplace please??

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Dale Holden
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February 7, 2014 - 11:21 am
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Hi Neil

Another very good one is it covers many eBay stores http://ecal.altervista.org/en/…..bay.co.uk/

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Neil Ruffle

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February 7, 2014 - 11:24 am
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Ok thanks Dale i will give that one a try and see if it produces the same figures .

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Dave Furness

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February 7, 2014 - 12:28 pm
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No worries at all Neil its a great tool, and again major thanks to Chris for sharing.

You are absolutely right, so many sellers get caught up in a price war they lose all sight of their own profit margins, which is obviously a really dangerous game to play with your business.

As for Amazon you can try this one… http://instantebaycalculator.com/ I know it says eBay calculator in the URL but there is an option to select the Amazon marketplace, and once on the site you can choose ‘Advanced Options’ which allow you to pick your selling category and then that will give you a rough idea of what you can expect to return for the product.

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Calum Roberts
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February 7, 2014 - 3:20 pm
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Yes, I cant understand why so many sellers, particularly on Amazon as they share the same page drop prices just to get the buy box. Ive been on the receiving end of this a few times. Prices go so low that it ends up only pennies profit which are completely wiped out if just one claim comes in for either a damage item or a missing in the post.

A lot of sellers, particularly smaller ones chase the buy box completely ignoring any profitable margins whatsoever.

Neil Ruffle

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February 7, 2014 - 7:44 pm
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I get that problem on Amazon Calum , when i started selling on there 2 years ago there was only myself , one other marketplace seller and Amazon itself so the price was high as all you had to dao was be pence lower than amazon , since then some new sellers have piggy backed the listings and cut the price from say £16 to £10 so now everyone is selling at practically zero profit i seriously feel like contacting them and telling them to wake up and put the price up as everyone will get a bash at the buy it box

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Dave Furness

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February 7, 2014 - 9:22 pm
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Amazon has been a nightmare for this type of price war ‘Race to the bottom’ for the past few years. All it takes is a couple of sellers to start rule based price rules and it destroys the price of your product, and effectively locks out the buy box.

An interesting answer to this that we came across a few months ago is that of algorithmic re-pricing which was introduced to us by Shmuli over at Feedvisor. We have a great podcast with Shmuli which is in the queue to be released.

Basically Feedvisor doesn’t just work off Price but takes into account all of the metrics that the Amazon Buy Box takes into account too. Such as Seller Metrics, and percentages / fulfillment method used as well as the price.

Because of this Feedvisor can very quickly learn what your threshold is for the Buy Box and can actually re-price you upwards whilst maintaining the Buy Box for your listing.

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Matthew Ogborne

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February 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm
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Neil Ruffle said

Doh Embarassed just seen that now Dave thanks for that , the Excel version that Chris has provided works well , looks like i need to go through loads of products and put the prices up according to the figures it produces !! to be honest i think there are loads of ebay sellers out there selling many products at a loss .
Anyone got the same for amazon marketplace please??

Howdy Neil,

Yea this is a concern of ours too, I had considered putting a calculator into Magento so if gives you a fairly accurate idea on the profitably of products.

Amazon is a little tricky, the reason for this is because of the categories and the products.

For example you may have an ASIN for say a tech item, however someone may have put it into the wrong category and instead of 7% it comes out at 15%. The only way to accurately work out the true cost of Amazon is to check the monthly report they provide and work it backwards.

However, it’s quite easy to do if you want a “guide price” to as the percentages are here http://services.amazon.co.uk/s…..icing.html to give you the list of percentages.

Matt

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