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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-22-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to corparts
As a BIG spender on ebay and small seller let me give you my views on the situation. Problem 1 search engine on ebay sh*t. Brings up loads of items with nothing or very little to do with my specific search. Problem 2 pages and pages and pages of exactly the same stupid item by same seller taking up space and wasting my time. I just switch off. Problem 3 ask search to put items in lowest to highest but it sneaks in other higher priced items, very annoying. Problem 4 over inflated postage costs to compensate for lower selling price and very bad packing of some items. Problem 5 not posting to some parts of the UK as if we have rabies and claiming shipping is more expensive. **bleep** if you use Royal Mail or parcel force same to ALL UK. Stop using rip off couriers who often times get it delivered by Parcel Force anyway, bet you didn't know that? Problem 6 too many sellers just like other industries, I had a very good business for 17 years and went bankrupt because every Tom dick n Harry wanted a slice. Same going to happen to sellers on eBay. Problem 7 some sellers seem to ignore that average price on an item is say £20 and are selling at £30? Check your price against others and Amazon etc. Problem 8 dont ignore international sellers. My biggest purchase from ebay was a couple year old Ford F-150 pickup from USA to UK. A lot of dollars I can tell you. Have bought two cars and had to cross the sea to get them and many other big ticket items. Recently hit buy now for a motorcycle helmet from Florida. I was arranging courier to collect and deliver to UK. Seller refused??? Because they weren't comfortable sending to UK. I was taking the risk that the helmet was as described and was paying for collection. Dumb or dumber? They put it back on and didn't sell it! Problem 9 not enough info lazy sellers I shouldn't have to write to ask size length etc. Problem 10 and biggest problem ebay too big for their boots. Should be EASY to contact by phone. Both eBay n paypal hide. You have to go through hoops to get a contact phone number. Don't like their automated questions complaints doesn't allow you to explain the problem properly. Dumb call centre staff who you have to ask to speak to a supervisor to try and resolve disputes. Be with them from the start but someone else could do a better job. Hope this helps sellers.
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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-21-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to omglookwhatifound

You do not know what you talk abouth i have friends who was making 50,000.00 + not in sales in poket money after tax and everythyng and they quit they jobs to be fulltime eBay. Some of them are now apling to Food Stamps!!!! Get real!!!!! they all top rated Power Saler.We can't blame only eBay but they are wrong in keeping tell that nothing is wrong!!! 

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corparts
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-15-2006

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to patrick7180

eBay has a problem and should address it, at least tell us what is going on with sales, think about it if we don't sell they loose too. Let's get with it guys.

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palacecrystal
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-21-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation

This is an absolute disaster! Sales have been dreadful all year, but with Xmas approaching they have FALLEN even lower.

This really does appear to be the end of the road for Ebay. It would be good to know why?

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dancing-light-studio
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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎12-30-2005

Re: I am about to call ebay to see why sales are so slow 10/26/2014

in reply to johnstradingshack
I have to agree with all the posts here. Been selling since 2004 and I have never seen anything like his. Not even in 2008 when the economy tanked. I get no views and my sales have bottomed out when this used to be my biggest time of the year.
I'm not the "Painter of Light", I'm the "Painter of Dark Shadows".
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woodeninstruments4kids
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-16-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to patrick7180

Hey, I found out why we aren't selling anything!!!! Please view this link which explains how the new search engine 'Cassini' really works! Read it and try to understand what is now required of sellers in order to be viewed and sell on ebay - I can't understand why ebay won't tell us this stuff! It's probably because it's all new and ebay don't know exactly how it's all going to work themselves yet! Good luck everyone :smileyhappy:

 

 

http://ebay.about.com/od/sellingeffectivel1/a/Make-Ebays-Cassini-Search-Work-For-You_2.htm

 

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patrick7180
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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-16-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to omglookwhatifound
How? lets do it
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patrick7180
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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎11-16-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to woodeninstruments4kids

I have the exact problemyou have. Since June my sales are down 50% + I call and get no answers from eBay. Its my fault. I have followed suggestions and had a seller outreach appointment. I spent over an hour today on hold. eBays phones are swamped. Sellers keepcalling and let our voices be heard. IT IS EBAY THAT HAS A SERRIOUS PROBLEM!!!

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allindiastore1893
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-16-2007

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to uncle_thrifty

you are 100% right, even Amazxon is slower but not as much.

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allindiastore1893
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-16-2007

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to woodeninstruments4kids

same here, sells on ebay and amazon have gone down a lot. Something is not right.

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Community Member
Posts: 199
Registered: ‎12-10-2004

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to woodeninstruments4kids

I don't know, but there is definitely a drop in traffic, you aren't alone.  I used to reorder from one of my suppliers (for sales on my other ID, not this one) monthly, but this past year it's been 3/4/5 months to go through an order.... it's very disheartening, to say the least. 

 

I do think that part of it is that I am now competing with a couple of my suppliers, who now are selling here, although they only sell in bulk, not singles, but I have seen a couple people who have figured out somehow what I've been doing with my other ID for the last 3/4 years now and have started doing the same, but undercutting my prices a bit.  Those sellers don't offer the level of service or knowledge of the product that I have, though, which is clear from reading their item descriptions, and if you look through their completed sales, they aren't selling any more items than I am, so it's not just me.  I do know that at one point for the last year before the Google shakedown, if you searched one of my items in google, my listings came up #1 in google search results because I had been selling them here for so long, and now I'm in the top page if you change to Google shopping, but if you just use regular search, I'm now down about 6-8 pages, so for eBay and Google to claim what happened had no effect on eBay sales is simply a lie.  It definitely played a part in it.  I don't know if it's the only reason that traffic is down or not, but it definitely made a difference.  I now sell as many parts under my other ID on Reverb and Bonanza as I do on eBay, where a little over a year ago I would make one sale on those sites for every hundred I made here.  If THAT's not an indication of a problem, I don't know what is. 

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woodeninstruments4kids
Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-16-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to blaniblan

This is so freightening , I've been selling 10 years, working so hard everyday and late into the night to make my ebay shop work....10 years down the drain! I've spoken to ebay about 10 times in the last two weeks and they give me the same old answers telling me to do stuff I've already been doing for 10 years. They must think we are real idiots.  Right, I'm going to try to make a major complaint and I want my fees refunded since about May when sells suddenely stopped. I'm going kick some **bleep** now. I want my money back and I'm not going to stop until I've made it very public what ebay is doing to ordinary hard working people's lives - Is anyone with me? I'm going to work on it today to see where I can start a complaint at the very top!

I sell toys and it's Christmas, no sales at all!!!!!!! I'm top rated, Premium rated, 100% positive feedback with not one negative feedback in 10 years!!!!

 

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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,896
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

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in reply to berkeleyrack711

Most likely the work of the search engine ~ Cassini ~ aka, "cantseeme", or selected servers being turned off and on ~ also known as the "clap on clap off" theory!

 

Try checking the location of your recent sales to see if they are "grouped" by a certain geographical area.  If yes, it supports the suggestion that eBay servers are turned on for certain areas for different sellers.

 

One last suggestion ~ log out, find your listings and click on them several (or a whole bunch:smileywink:) times to "fool" the search engine into thinking that there is interest n your listings ~ a long shot, to be sure, but worth a try....

 

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berkeleyrack711
Community Member
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-08-2008

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pacoinsandmore
All those things you said are true and would work if customers would at least view my listings
Problem is they don't look at all. I've been selling for more than 5 years and even became a
Silver top rated seller so just like you, I pretty much know what I'm doing. I've never seen ebay
this slow, my sales in november is like my sales in the summer from the previous years and take
note I sell winter items
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blaniblan
Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-06-2006

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to omglookwhatifound

I have called Ebay today as I have been doing every month. They always say that everything is OK. I don't know what else to do...my sales also dropped 90% since Oct 16. There are no visitors!!! In my opinion Ebay is using the money they use online for advertisment on TV instead...and if so, it isn't working. Many of us will go out of business, apparently...sad.

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en33lk
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-15-2013

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to sansirosports

My sales from last year from month of October was a lot more than this year. Which doesnt make sense cause my inventory is doubled this year than last year. You would think that sales will pick up this month cause of holidays, but no, it's even slower.

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sansirosports
Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎11-10-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation

We have some news from other sellers? Today after 2 days i had 2 sales....:womanlol:

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omglookwhatifound
Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-27-2011

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to liw48
I keep hoping too that this is a hoax. Is anyone up for a Conference call to Ebay?
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omglookwhatifound
Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-27-2011

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to woodeninstruments4kids
IDK what the process is for complaining. I am about to have a Going out of Business sale.
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omglookwhatifound
Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-27-2011

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to woodeninstruments4kids

They are telling you a lie because I called and complained twice in the past two weeks. I specifically asked why "Google" dropped ebay ads and the lady said she would bring it up at the  next management meeting. I am not a BIG seller, but it was paying my end of the bills, now I can barely pay A bill! I have been complaining and I will call again. 

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