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cad777864
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Posts: 297
Registered: ‎12-13-2006

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to bookdomus2007

bookdomus2007 wrote:

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I LOVE EBAY! I've been selling online using their platform since 2007. The eBay has changed my life by opening up a door of unlimited opportunities! Thanks to eBay I can run a business from home - an e-commerce business which would never have been possible for me without the existence of eBay. My home office is all decorated in eBay colors. The eBay online marketplace still remains THE PLACE to buy and sell a wide variety of items worldwide. There is such a massive selection of items that almost everything in existence is there. The sellers and small business owners must continue to maintain their presence on eBay because eBay provides the best exposure that can be achieved by building up a presence on an online marketplace. During the last 5 years eBay was on an incredible run, thanks to its CEO John Donahoe and the top management team. The eBay has taken a proactive approach, which has allowed its businesses to flourish. During this time, the eBay has successfully capitalized on the mobile computing revolution. There are billions of Internet users, especially in Russia and China, which are new to the Internet and never experienced the Internet over a mobile device before! Thanks to advancements in mobile technology, the eBay has reached a massive modulation point in the way consumers pay and shop on eBay, and according to John Donahoe, consumer behavior is about to change more in the next several years.

 

The eBay provides a top customer service to its retailers and buyers. I get Customer Service whenever I need it. After all, the individual sellers on the eBay marketplace are the ones providing the customer service to consumers on a daily basis. The eBay was a great business opportunity that has fed me for 7 years. Thanks, I feel better now. LONG LIVE EBAY!


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bookdomus2007
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-13-2008

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to justeekin

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I LOVE EBAY! I've been selling online using their platform since 2007. The eBay has changed my life by opening up a door of unlimited opportunities! Thanks to eBay I can run a business from home - an e-commerce business which would never have been possible for me without the existence of eBay. My home office is all decorated in eBay colors. The eBay online marketplace still remains THE PLACE to buy and sell a wide variety of items worldwide. There is such a massive selection of items that almost everything in existence is there. The sellers and small business owners must continue to maintain their presence on eBay because eBay provides the best exposure that can be achieved by building up a presence on an online marketplace. During the last 5 years eBay was on an incredible run, thanks to its CEO John Donahoe and the top management team. The eBay has taken a proactive approach, which has allowed its businesses to flourish. During this time, the eBay has successfully capitalized on the mobile computing revolution. There are billions of Internet users, especially in Russia and China, which are new to the Internet and never experienced the Internet over a mobile device before! Thanks to advancements in mobile technology, the eBay has reached a massive modulation point in the way consumers pay and shop on eBay, and according to John Donahoe, consumer behavior is about to change more in the next several years.

 

The eBay provides a top customer service to its retailers and buyers. I get Customer Service whenever I need it. After all, the individual sellers on the eBay marketplace are the ones providing the customer service to consumers on a daily basis. The eBay was a great business opportunity that has fed me for 7 years. Thanks, I feel better now. LONG LIVE EBAY!

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justeekin
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-22-2011

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to 5150motorsport

Sales have practically come to a standstill. The worst ever.

What is happening out there. Any reasonable explanations?

Too much Amazon competition? Google search issues?

My local Goodwill store is mobbed everyday so people are still spending(less & cheaper but still spending)

EB is not the same!

What now?

 

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Posts: 676
Registered: ‎06-07-2003

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to ttm0753

Ebay has ALWAYS been a big garage sale :smileyhappy:

 

 


ttm0753 wrote:
I suppose this has already been discussed, but I wonder if it has not become too easy to be a seller. Ebay might just become a big garage sale yet. Ebay stock could be a candidate for short selling, if you know what I mean. Am I allowed to say that? Nothing personal against ebay.

 

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-30-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation
I suppose this has already been discussed, but I wonder if it has not become too easy to be a seller. Ebay might just become a big garage sale yet. Ebay stock could be a candidate for short selling, if you know what I mean. Am I allowed to say that? Nothing personal against ebay.
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hidy-hoo
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Posts: 6,640
Registered: ‎05-18-2013

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to hiddentreasureseverywhere

Most likely the work of the search engine ~ Cassini ~ also called "can't see me", 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.





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hiddentreasureseverywhere
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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-20-2008

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to hiddentreasureseverywhere

The feast or famine cycle continues for me. I had a great day on Sunday with sales around $700 and since then it has been about $100 or less per day, with no sales today. This is not a natural thing, Ebay says it's just buying patterns but you can't tell me that with all the buyers around the world that every buyer just suddenly wakes up and buys on Sunday and then all these buyers disappear for the rest of the week.  This just proves that they are giving my items a ton of exposure for a short period (when I have a $700 day) and then burying or not showing my items for the rest of the time. If only a respected name in big business would start an auction site and run it like Ebay used to be run 10-15 years ago. 

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cad777864
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Posts: 297
Registered: ‎12-13-2006

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to modcall

The site has changed dramatically since the onset of Cassini, October 2012.  It was fully implimented about August 2013, sales dropped for many with the onset of algorythms and the powers that be deciding who would be top in best match.  

2 and a half months ago was the start of this site being totally connected to ebay mobile, they redesigned the site to fit mobile.  Whatever they did has literally destroyed sales for millions of sellers.

It does not appear they have any desire to admit or fix this problem.

I have no idea who is benifiting from this but the last people to know will be the brass at ebay, for sellers are leaving in droves and so are buyers.  I see way more junk than ever on here, i see much less auctions and over priced bins.  

And i am starting to see sellers who do the 6 month returns being at the top of best match.  So, anyone who does not want to be a part of that is pretty much being penalized in my opinion.  

What a great place to sell.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-27-2012

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to mzin2406

Same here - slowest in years.  I have noticed there is a great deal of pressure to lower prices to .99 with free shipping whereby the seller takes all the risk of loss and Ebay gains the traffic.  I, for one, cannot afford to pay buyers to take my item (especially if listings are algorithmically buried), and offer a generous return & refund to boot.  This is a business model that will work neither for the seller nor Ebay, and with a longer lens the buyers.  In the long run high quality sellers of high quality products will find other venues leaving Ebay truly the world's "largest garage sale", with subpar quality and substandard customer service.  However I do believe that the distribution will be bimodal with one branch of sale going to the lowest quality and cheapest seller, and the other arm reserved for cheap Chinese goods driving volume over profit.  Overall this promotes a business model only geared for traffic and volume, which can be polished for shareholders, and not a business model based on profit, quality and integrity....good ol' American values.  Hopefully this will turn around soon and keep Ebay strong and of high quality for those on a budget.

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slocode111
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Posts: 1,114
Registered: ‎04-15-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

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in reply to mzin2406

For the past 6 months or so I've had a sneaking suspicion that eBay was positioning itself to be sold off. As I watch eBay disregard loyal seller/buyers and try to squeeze the last drops of profit out of their existing customers (for BOD bonuses) , That suspicion has gone from a sneaking one to one that is kicking down the door in the middle of the day. Want eBay, buy it on Amazon, Alibaba, Google, or Facebook!

 

(the word "watch" has been identified as a misspelled word by lithium's spellchecker. Huh?)



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mzin2406
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-15-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation

Besides the sales being slow, there are not many lookers at all.  The other problem is people are putting good items up for dirt and many items are losing their values causing loss in sales to many.  If many people would stay within the regular price for items it would be better for sales.  Sad so many of us are losing profits is it worth it to remain selling?

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Posts: 158
Registered: ‎12-10-2004

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to liw48

liw48 wrote:

Ask yourself, can Ebay afford to lose the mom&pop sellers?  I don't think so, and I don't think it's pushing people out.  I think it's just a very competitive  environment.  Almost everybody and their dog have a shopping site.  You just have to hope that enough people want to buy what you have.  Plus, if you look at EB, there's a lot of Hong Kong/Chinese sellers.  And I repeat -- A BUNCH OF ASIAN SELLERS who are competing against the mom& pop in America.

 



 


Honestly, I don't think eBay execs give a hoot about mom and pop sellers anymore, and haven't for a while.  The absolutely CAN afford to give up the mom and pop sellers.  Don't believe me?  Look at how bad the feedback and DSR ratings are on some of the big boys here like Toys R Us.  If any of us had their feedback we would have been kicked off as a seller.  It's a totally different place than it was when I started here in 1999.

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johnstradingshack
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Posts: 29
Registered: ‎11-01-2013

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

in reply to johnstradingshack

Ok so it is now 6:02pm est us time and i just got off the phone with Ebay with a really nice rep named MJ and she told me that right now there is alot of new sellers comeing in the market because of Ebay promotions and alot of competition is to expected. I asked would it have anything to do with alibaba she said no and i asked about the google situation she said no and i asked about the ceo stepping down in 2015 and share holders all that stuff she replied that would not effect Ebay sales at all. She said right now try your best to take advantige of free listings if possible. I also asked if alot of sellers have called in about this she said yes and we advised them to do the same. Really just the same old run around. If anyone calls in let me know what response you get.

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Posts: 676
Registered: ‎06-07-2003

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

in reply to johnstradingshack

Why don't you join the webinar phone call on Wednesday and ask them then?

 


johnstradingshack wrote:

I am about to call ebay to see why sales are so slow 10/26/2014. I will see what they say and post after i get off the phone with them. It would be intresting if other people call as well and see what Ebay has to say. It is 5:40pm est us time i should be done the call in no later then an hour.


 

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johnstradingshack
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Posts: 29
Registered: ‎11-01-2013

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

in reply to pugmation

I am about to call ebay to see why sales are so slow 10/26/2014. I will see what they say and post after i get off the phone with them. It would be intresting if other people call as well and see what Ebay has to say. It is 5:40pm est us time i should be done the call in no later then an hour.

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hhandyiii
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-27-2012

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to liw48

Hi Everyone,

 

Seems I came to the right place. I have experienced a slow down and dead periods all month and sales are off over 50%. I am full time seller an attar maker of fine perfume oils and oudh oils and this has been a fairly decent living at least I can get by. This month has me worrying, if I had followed my usualy routine and bought inventory around the 15th. I would be starving right now. Luckily I had some intuition as I have seen this before a few years ago. So I have not spent hardly anything on new inventory. What is going on? Is it worth calling the customer service to complain?

 

Peace ,

HH

 

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Community Member
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎06-07-2003

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to auctionlister

Ask yourself, can Ebay afford to lose the mom&pop sellers?  I don't think so, and I don't think it's pushing people out.  I think it's just a very competitive  environment.  Almost everybody and their dog have a shopping site.  You just have to hope that enough people want to buy what you have.  Plus, if you look at EB, there's a lot of Hong Kong/Chinese sellers.  And I repeat -- A BUNCH OF ASIAN SELLERS who are competing against the mom& pop in America.

 


auctionlister wrote:

Honestly I belive that EB is pushing out all the mom and pop sellers. We rely heavily on our income from EB. We have accepted the high fees and the non support for sellers. We are no longer relevant on EB. In the last 30 days with over 100 items I have tracked less than 800 views. We also have an account with Etsy...as of last night 10/23 we had nearly 3000 views on our items. We have branched out to other platforms to sell on the internet. 

I think EB is going to loose a huge income base when the mom and pop shops all close up. I believe these shop owners will no longer sell or buy with EB. I firmly believe that its not our fault folks...I believe EB is to blame for poor to nothing sales...

Sincerely,

 

Bummed out....


 

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slocode111
Community Member
Posts: 1,114
Registered: ‎04-15-2014

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to demarl2

Slow? How slow is it here?

 

It takes me 2 months to make a weeks worth of sales.

 

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1 real dollar equals .87 in eBay dollars. (I think this is also true about eBay stock.)



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Community Member
Posts: 238
Registered: ‎02-04-2013

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to pugmation

So far I am having my best month ever. My sales are double this month from my best month so far. Which isn't a lot but this is very part time for me.

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zangel14
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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-10-2010

Re: Ebay sales Dropped Why so Slow?

in reply to artie-chicago
AND I'm down 45%!
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