’s No Listing Fee Policy Seems to be Catching On with the Online Auction Giants

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eBay announces that it will no longer charge listing fees in China, mirroring a policy that has followed since its inception.

Online auction site, which recently announced a completed makeover of its website, said today it will continue its policy of not charging its customers any listing fees.

Online sellers who want the same treatment by industry giant eBay will have to go to China to get it, according to TWay president Dean Burnetti. He said that eBay recently announced it would drop listing fees for its Chinese customers because of keen competition in that country.

“People in the U.S. who don’t want to pay listing fees for their online auction transactions won’t be able to do business with eBay, because EBay only offers free listings in China, where it is trying to establish a competitive foothold,” Burnetti said. “But customers do have an alternative – they can list all the items they want on for free.” has never charged listing fees. Burnetti said the company has no plans to change that policy.

eBay charges its domestic customers listing fees, and also generally charges listing fees in the foreign countries in which it operates. It had also charged listing fees in China, but eBay President Meg Whitman announced earlier this month that eBay would suspend those listing fees for Chinese eBay customers. eBay has been trying to establish a foothold in China, but has run into significant competition from Chinese online auction sites.

“Online auction customers don’t have to go to China to avoid paying listing fees,” Burnetti said. “All they have to do is list their items on, which has never charged listing fees.”

Last month, announced a complete makeover of its website, a makeover which included a number of new features, new customer forums, a new color scheme, and a split-view approach, with half the page devoted to auctions and the other half devoted to TWay “stores.”

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