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komokwa
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Posts: 5,527
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to keto_sales

maybe he used to sell 1000 items a day........and had to lay off staff now ????



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-18-2012

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to zeronullity

sales are slow? not for some sellers. there is an industrial item seller who has 350,000 items for sale on eBay. and his pockets are deep. listings have been optimized for a mere $8,000. things like 60 day returns, subtitles on at least a 3rd of his listings. this seller sells 500 items per day(7 days a week). and with 370 negative feedbacks per year he still has a 99.8% positive feedback rating. eBay loves his deep pockets. his monthly bill would have to be staggering. just the .10cent penalty alone per listing per month for having over the 2500 limit total listings would come to $35,000 per month. if he's driving off the competion with cheaper than cost listings, it's working. his industrial listings will always be at the top of searches. cassini makes sure of that.

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Community Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-27-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to gymyd

@gymyd I'm not sure how many people buy "dollar store" items on eBay. If I'm not mistaken electronics is the #1 sold item on eBay.  In most cases you can find the item cheaper on eBay then any where else providing you know how to search correctly. As I said in my earlier post it's most likely a combination of issues. Summer time/economy being a major factor. Even with that factor I think eBay could be doing more then double or triple the business it's doing now. You have executive officers trying to squeeze every last cent out & not thinking outside the box. I could list thousands of things that could be changed or improved that would most likely double sales. eBay is constantly trying to expand to new markets keeping it's same old same old policies/rates/techniques instead of truly improving existing markets.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-10-2006

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to zeronullity

It may be a result of google and ebay at war  but my thoughts are that  people just don't have that extra bit of money to be a collector  They can go to the dollar stores and buy 50 items for $50.00  and no exorbent  shipping costs

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-27-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

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in reply to pugmation

@theguitarpartsguy I don't think any one was saying eBay got banned from Google. Just that their ratings & position on Google has dropped due to their SEO practices. (At least thats the rumors going around) Who knows if eBay or Google has changed anything since then to get higher ratings. And I couldn't tell you the difference in percentage between landing on eBay though Google search or Google shopping.  However I'm sure it's huge when rated as ebay $$$ sales. 

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theguitarpartsguy
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Posts: 587
Registered: ‎01-01-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to zeronullity
Here's the thing, though.... if you click "shopping" when using Google search, eBay results still come up, or at least they do for me. Just not in general search.....
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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-27-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to komokwa

@komokwa  It's combination of things, summer time, bad economy, now Google SEO issue, not to mention bad company policies/rates.(Try shipping a $5 item or less, $2 goes to postage, over $1 goes to ebay/paypal and like $0.10 or more for shipping materials) Selling a low dollar item in most cases results in either no sell of the item , take a huge loss on the item, or give it away for free.   Only eBay & Google know the real numbers of how many people get linked from Google to eBay. My guess is it's a large percentage considering the action Google allegedly took. Not sure why Google hasn't attempted to buy eBay it would seem like a slam dunk to me.. Must be a good reason if they are not trying to aquire it..

 

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komokwa
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Posts: 5,527
Registered: ‎03-26-2003

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to artygirl412

So r ya all sayin that it was the google search that drove ebay sales ??



Who will save the river valley , that's my drinking water.! "Moxy Fruvous"
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artygirl412
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-09-2004

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to yankeeyinzer

Ebay's algorithm's have been changed per Google.  Try searching for one of your items and most likely it won't show up until the second page of search.  Amazon and other big names get first priority now.

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yankeeyinzer
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-04-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

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in reply to pugmation

Wow.  And I thought it was just me.

I'm a "casual seller," but have always made $200-$400 a month (and more around the holidays) on Ebay.  May was slow. June was dead. July so far is somehow even worse.   My monthly sales now are about $10-$20. I loved being able to use my sales income for groceries, etc. (PayPal debit).  Now  I seem to be spending all of  my time taking photos and providing measurements only to get watchers on some auctions and hardly any views on others.  I have never seen Ebay this slow.:womanembarrassed:

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Community Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-27-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation

Cross your fingers that Google will buy eBay/PayPal & clean house, after stock prices drop from their manual penalty in Google search engine of course. :smileyhappy: Then Google might be able to fix all the seller issues with high fees, ratings, and all the other gimmicky non-sense. Not to mention half of their tech support whose English language is their 3rd or 4th language it seems, which is even worse if your on a bluetooth headset then you can't make out any of the words. (Which might be just my bad luck) And cross your fingers if your call gets dropped because they apparently won't call you back or escalate it to a manager. However on a high note apparently their tech support # is so well hidden it's almost never busy.  Should I even bring up all the technical issues with the web server/database itself & compatibility issues, some which cost people time/money in the past?  I think eBay has a lot of potential to be much greater then it is now. Too bad greedy individuals & bottom-lines are holding it back. Perhaps it's too much to ask for a multi-billion dollar corporation to change.

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*thesoftwarejunction*
Community Member
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-22-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to m60drvr

yes I think the panda 4.0 google change has impacted eBay traffic.

 

The upcoming quarter results would be interesting.

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*thesoftwarejunction*
Community Member
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎08-22-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pissant18

Ebay sales are down also because of Google punishing eBay

 

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/05/21/panda-4

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Posts: 95
Registered: ‎03-16-2005

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pids-attic

Great where should we Move To?

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bronx-dog
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Posts: 5,206
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to shupctorrent2012



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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎11-27-2012

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to theguitarpartsguy

My sales (casual seller) have dropped to nothing.  Just had 11 auctions end, and only TWO sold (at $.99 opening bid).  Something is amiss, and I can no longer depend on eBay to supplement my income (self-employed) in this case.  

 

I think eBay's done, folks.

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theguitarpartsguy
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Posts: 587
Registered: ‎01-01-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to velvet29060iri

velvet29060iri wrote:

 I absoultely agree. If we make mass change then ebay would be forced to make more positive seller changes. Bonanza looks good. Community members are over 1 million. Might be worth the try, and they import your ebay listing..lol.


Yes, Bonanze is nice, but traffic there is slower than a turtle running through a tub of peanut butter......

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south-pacific-watch-sales-ltd
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-12-2013

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to lous_collectible_closet

I have all but had enough of Ebay, fees too high, sales too slow, forced to use Paypal and get no protection from them, it's time to use another site/sites, anything is worth a try, the way things are going, Ebay has no long term future, certainly not for my business

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Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-20-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation
Hi there. What other sites are u using and have you made sales on them? I am starting an etsy store but haven't got it up and ready yet. May have to deversify more!
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-20-2009

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation
I was wondering why it has been so slow !
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