Roughly twice as much traffic, from various sources went to Bonanzle. Is this a scientific result? No… Does it tell a story about the possibilities on new and exciting venues, yes! Does it mean you should pack up your business and move it to Bonanzle? That is your business decision, I would never recommend anyone leave eBay without first knowing what the new location will do for them. Keep your sales humming, if they are, on eBay… But it never hurts to take a look next door!
Stefan Gross-Selbeck, eBay’s general manager for Germany has quietly left the Stalag. It also seems that Yahoo, in deference to their relationship with eBay did not want to make a deal of the fact that one of eBay’s most important foreign market managers has departed for somewhat less lofty waters.
These Twitter Tweets are notes I am taking as I listen to the call. The notes I will place here will be merely my opinions and impressions of the meat of the conversation. For the actual transcript please contact eBay investor relations.
Oh, and sorry if you are one of the eBay employees packing up your desk today, really… I know it hurts.
Today Sue Bailey posted an article on Tamebay which in my mind presents the view of global sellers on eBay in a very succinct and reasonable way. Sue touches on almost every aspect of the frustration and the disappointment eBay sellers are feeling. Her points are well intended and in my view quite accurate.
This, until now unannounced, psychic requirement for sellers is just one more reason why eBay management just does not “Get It” when it comes to sellers and communications.
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…
Jet Blue has gained a lot of notoriety with the recent announcement the Airline would be auctioning off flights on eBay. Unfortunately the big box retailer of airfare and travel packages apparently has not read the eBay rulebook or terms of service and has begun breaking the very same rules standard sellers on eBay must abide by within the first week of Jet Blue/eBay operations.
Online learning is the wave of the future and small business people should take advantage of this new way to educate themselves. Time is always an issue… Take some time to check out these great speakers at this weeks free Product Sellers Seminar!
I am confident Auction-Logic.com powered by AuctionSound will be up to speed with this update because our team of developers is always ahead of the curve on these eBay changes…
The importance of stability at the Chief Technology Officers position within a company like eBay can not be understated. The importance of continuity at this position during a period of transition, such has eBay has embarked upon in the last 8 months is inestimatable.
In the video, terms like “Feedies”, “Cheerleaders” and “Tools” are used to describe members who use the forum rules on eBay discussion boards to remove members they do not happen to like or agree with.
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?
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 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.
Recalculating Feedback percentages without neutrals: Effective in late August, neutrals will no longer be counted as part of the Feedback percentage.
Anything to allow the seller a chance to respond quickly to any dispute within PayPal or eBay is a good idea in my book.
Google Base is a wonderful thing, when it works… With Google Base and the store connector (works with more than eBay) a feed of product can be uploaded to Google shopping (the old Froogle) for free!
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.
What is a well crafted press release and how does a entrepreneur or small business owner create one?
While doing my Guest Host spot do a recent eBay & Beyond Basics to Business live Internet talk radio show, I had extolled the virtues of using mediums like You Tube and Flickr video to promote businesses, products and services. This is an example of just how it can be done and the reason to do it…
The point to all of this is that you must research and find sources of supply to run a successful online business. Starting out on eBay or any other venue without a solid plan for sourcing will surely lead to an unsuccessful business plan. Your garage does not hold enough treasures to make your business grow.
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 […]
Do you think presenting the idea of fear and retaliation has a positive impact on yours or eBay’s bottom line business.
What to look for in eBay &/or Multi-Channel listing management software… Software is an essential key to all phases of business these days. Without good solid software and software management, costs and profit can move in opposite directions fast. “Auction Management software brings sales administration under control by putting a framework around your eBay sales and automating repetitive tasks. Products […]
eBay Trust & Safety told Dan he was removed for non-performance.
10 years and 3000+ good solid positive feedback is now a non-performing seller on eBay, at least if you have two outstanding unresolved disputes and 10 neutrals in your history.
I really do not think Geographical location has anything to do with selling capability on eBay, but apparently eBay believes in the theory of location location location…
Neutral feedbacks from the past are being manually converted to negatives in sellers feedback profiles! eBay is doing just that, changing past neutrals into negatives with a visual change from a grey mark to a red in the feedback profiles.
The difference between a seller with one good feedback and a Powerseller with 10,000 feedback is zero if your transaction with that party goes bad. If one looks at the 10,000 feedback sellers out there, dozens if not hundreds of negative feedbacks have been accumulated by these Powersellers. The illusion however is that these sellers are more trustworthy than the low feedback seller, simply because they sell more often.
eBay is doing what it’s leadership feels it needs to do to remain profitable and viable in today’s every changing eCommerce marketplace. John Donahoe, Lorrie Norrington and all of the executive team at eBay are doing what their research and analysis tells them they need to do.