John and I have been jabbing back and forth on Twitter – red and blue style, in the tradition of the political season for several weeks now.
If you have been considering building a website to promote your own Bonanzle or Etsy, or Online Auction or even eBay sales… Just get out there and do it! The biggest step is the first one, and we all know after that, its all just a matter of following through. Cliff Aliperti, is following through!
In my view, using the power of content and information in a small business is the new marketing plan. Inform, entertain, teach, share and contribute. Your customers want to know they can trust you, your customers will go where they can find out more information about your products. If you do not have a place for them to find that information, your customers will go elsewhere.
Since the Trading Assistant Journal enjoys a certain amount of credibility in this space I feel I should take note of this particular incident and try to nip any further outbursts in the bud.
I became aware of this new marketing initiative through the comments section of this blog. Suddenly I was innundated with positive comments about Bonanzle coming through my Blackberry. Apparently the Trading Assistant Journal was listed in this weeks to do list for the BAC.
I have not seen how it works, but apparently ITS’s VINterchange system has the capability of automatically populating eBay listings with all of the OEM parts information needed to sell these parts to the public in a fast and efficient manner. This could revolutionize the used auto parts industry on eBay motors.
I question why sites who want to tackle the giant of eBay when it has shown its weaknesses have not utilized this simple method of attracting new users and visitors. Affiliate Marketing.
The core eBay business is still active and alive, the patient is with us, physically if not in spirit. We can see something is wrong, our trusted friend is not quite the same, we know deep down there is a change coming that we do not want to think about or speak about…
Bonanzle has attracted a lot of attention lately with a fresh new look and way of providing a marketplace for both buyers and sellers. Listen in Today to a live interview with Mark Dorsey of Bonanzle!
One of the biggest pain points for buyers on eBay is the checkout process. With all of the third party solutions and off eBay checkout links there is no standardization of the payment process. Payflow is a secure, reliable payment gateway now integrated into the eBay checkout.
Many will lament the old eBay, and will proclaim a movement to return to basics… I am afrraid that train has left the station. If you stick with eBay, and many should… Look forward, not back.
Even though “Virtucon” (eBay) is very successful, few of Dr. Evil’s advisers will argue with the despot or tell him what in the evil empire’s world exactly has changed. Everyone has their own idea on which way the Evil organization should go or do to dominate the world.
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.
Listen Up eBay, in political parlance – You have lost the core audience, your evangelists are few and far between… When PESA publicly sends out a message like this… Someone should take note.
Twibler does not post any statistics about increases in sales due to the use of the service, and I suspect they never will. Are you really ready to bet your social marketing plan on a single untested and ill conceived RSS feed reader for eBay?
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.
Today the driver of the #88 Amp Energy Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports team member, Dale Earnhardt Junior, launched a charity auction. The eBay auction offers 3 laps for anyone who wins the bid in the car on the track with Dale Earnhardt junior driving
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.
eBay this is not, Amazon this is not, Craigslist – nope not that either… This place can only be compared to itself as it is truly a Bonanzle!
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…
Gates & Seinfeld with a 350 Million dollar budget – the failed ad campaign has been pulled by Microsoft. Valleywag reports Microsoft insiders are spreading the word that the ad campaign featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld has been pulled. Seinfeld will be dropped altogether from the commercials after just two episodes of the projected […]
Ok eBay sellers…. Time to load up on your fixed price 30 day options… Got your strategy set? Ready to start raking in that 30 day fixed price profit potential? Think it will improve your business or eBay’s business?
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…
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”?
The voices of concern about best match, changes in the fee structure, feedback, special deals for powerful and new Diamond level eBay sellers given unfair competitive advantages et al… have over run the positive outlook of the once impervious eBay ethos.
Tools that just work are sometimes hard to find, these days were are constantly bombarded with new and exciting ideas and applications. Scribefire simply works when you need it to…
FedEx is not sitting on their rear however, it seems they have smelled the flowers and found opportunity with a small upstart by the name of Google.