For years I was an eBay evangelist, promoting the benefits, offering training, offering business setups, designing eBay stores… I was writing this “Trading Assistant Journal” which started as an eBay based blog about being a “Trading Assistant or Trading Post”
My original take on new Fixed price 30 days listing format is that its a good thing but as with all things eBay – it depends…
You heard it direct from eBay – this switch is going to occur site wide prior to the Holiday Season! I know many merchants are already in holiday season mode, my clients have been getting ready for months, so what exactly to the eBay developers mean by “before the holiday season”?
With this additional announcement, eBay is ringing the bell that tolls a change in the way consumers will search the site. This new or revamped search engine (can you say Best Match on steroids?) will offer fixed price listings side by side with auction listings (tests leaked on this system last February). Will this new search “disadvantage” auctions so much that they become irrelevant and eventually through market pressure simply cease to exist?
eBay… Yes EBAY listened to sellers… I know this is a shock, just breathe deep – Take a moment to comprehend the full meaning of the statement above… Everyone knows how much and how fervent our opposition was to the “new links policy” from eBay, announced last May. Here are a few of our articles […]
Wow, eBay Wins in court, must be a happy day in San Jose! Today, eBay won a critical ruling in the case of Tiffany & Co. vs eBay Inc. The Court ruled eBay was not responsible for the sale of fake Tiffany on the site.
The French courts ruling against eBay Inc. even goes so far as to prevent consumers from selling LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton perfumes received as gifts.
The din of complaints about the new, yet vague and undefined linking policy seems to have caused eBay to re-adjust the timetable on implementation and enforcement of the no links edict.
Let me please go on record with the view that this ban on telephone numbers and address information is ridiculous protectionism. If this policy actually goes into effect, I think it will irrevocably harm eBays standing with brick and mortar business sellers.
The crux of the situation is communications at eBay, how they want to inspire the customers of eBay, the sellers, to provide excellent customer service and communications. And why it is difficult for the customer/sellers of eBay to take this request seriously when eBay itself can not seem to provide even basic communications to its customers.
Feedback means so much to sellers on eBay… In fact, it can mean the difference between being in business one day, and being out of business the next… Unfortunately for the sellers of eBay, the same feedback situation is not so true for buyers who abuse the system. Yes, there are buyers who abuse the […]
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Randy Smythe of “My Blog Utopia” broke a significant story in his blog today. The story invoves the not so subtle tilting of eBays “Level Playing Field”. If you have not yet read Randy’s blog post, please do so now… eBay Partners With Buy.com Then come back here and watch what Pierre Omidyar (creator of eBay) said in plain, […]
eBay Stores are well known in the world of Internet commerce. Many believe the inexpensive eBay feature known as an eBay Store is the key to drawing traffic to any eCommerce website. The positive effect of a well designed and stocked eBay stores website is well documented. Selling Real Estate on eBay has also been proven […]
Tis the season for New Years Resolutions As a small business owner do you have an eBay plan for 2008? Small business owners are bombarded by multiple ideas, emails and suggestions concerning how they should run, improve and increase business this time of year. Among these New Years Resolutions ideas is one which I consider […]
eBay is in for some changes in 2008. As sellers we all know change is inevitable and required for sustained growth in any marketplace. The changes which are reported in the article quoted below by: Richard Waters in San Francisco, which seem to be coming in 2008 may help established sellers on eBay yet hinder […]
Pardon us for a moment while we play “Devils Advocate” to explain the reasons why some of these 11 most commonly suggested methods for making money on eBay, are impractical or more accurately, are methods destined for failure. If your goal is to start an eBay based business you should read this article. The best […]
12 easy steps to become a Powerseller If you have struggled to become an eBay Powerseller, you are not alone. It can be difficult to decipher the formula of successful eBay Powersellers. Not every “Powerseller” is a financial success but it is the term eBay uses to gauge the professionalism of its selling community. If […]
Can anyone clean up on eBay? If you sell collectibles like this Hummel – You could If you find a niche you enjoy – You might But if you’re a brick and mortar business already – you will! Brick and mortar retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers need to be aware that they already have 90% […]
Why do so many journalists and “experts” feel they must report eBay’s demise on a seemingly daily basis? I can assure you it will be a long long time before eBay goes the way of the Wooley Mammoth! With more focused searches per day than even google or yahoo (Heck, maybe more than Google and […]
eBay demands details, well, maybe not eBay itself, but the buyers on eBay do! If you are disappointed in your auction sales results, maybe you should look at the details you include in your listings (or lack in your listings). Providing your customers with every possible answer to every possible question before they even ask… […]
…is an amazing and wonderful modern invention and there is no reason why boaters, sailors and yachtsmen should not take advantage of the buying opportunities available within the “Worlds largest marketplace”. But what should you know before considering buying a boat on eBay? First, you should know that it is no longer an odd occurrence […]
Is eBay really a place to get rich quick? eBay loves to promote stories of sellers who have made it big on eBay. The entire idea seems to be one of getting home based businesses and micro entrepreneurs excited about joinging the eBay family of sellers. Many solutions providers have geared offerings to focus on […]
We are working with our DesignLogic team to integrate the Frooition eBay stores design framework into our system of eBay Stores Designer services. Very soon, visitors to our eBay store will be greeted by a new and dynamic shopping experience. To see an example follow this link: DesignLogic/Frooition eBay Store Mockup If you compare the […]
Lladro Fisher Boy Originally uploaded by All Business Auctions Lladro Fisher Boy This is a fine figurine from the Lladro factory. We sold this item on eBay at a higher than average price because the competitive sellers who did list a similar item during the same period did not have photographs which could compare with […]
Gold_Opal_Ring002.jpg Originally uploaded by All Business Auctions What a piece, a gem of Australia! Would you Buy This ring? Check out my eBay Store to see if it is right for you but the point here is that eBay photos across the board should be better than average to increase sales. Better Photos = More […]
Gold_Amethyst_Diamond_Ring001.jpg Originally uploaded by All Business Auctions What kind of photography equipment do you use to create images your eBay items for sale? A Point & Shoot Camera? A Digital SLR? Film? Do you have a dedicated photo area set up to make the images of the items you earn your living from selling online? Do you skimp on photography […]
Originally uploaded by All Business AuctionsContinued as Promised…. As discussed in my previous post, this is a very high quality item which has been entrusted to my company to list for sale. This is a 2.0 ct Solitaire Near flawless and colorless round brilliant cut diamond mounted in a tested and stamped 18k solid white […]
ABA_2007-10-25_0125.jpg Originally uploaded by All Business Auctions When you are an eBay trading post operator or an eBay trading assistant, opportunities like this come along more frequently if you develop your business reputation and instill confidence in your clientele. When the opportunity to list a $36,000.00 piece of jewelry presents itself, will you be ready with the […]