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Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2014

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to stophoardingtime

I REALLY HATE EBAY NOW AS YOU MAY TELL YOU PHONE THEM ONLY TO SPEAK TO SOME ONE WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT YOUR SAYING AS THEY CAN NOT SPEAK ENGLISH AND JUST MUTTER RUBBISH OF THERE SCREEN IN MUMBO JUMBO R YES O R YES THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AND FOR ME I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE SAYING SOME TIME I HAVE NO IDEA IF ITS A LADY OR A MAN TALKING TO YOU 

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2014

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

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in reply to stophoardingtime

EBAY YOUR SHARES ARE DOWN AGAIN I REALY HOPE YOU FALL FLAT ON YOUR FACE ,THEN WHAT WILL THE SCAMMERS DO TRY SCAMMING SELLERS ON FACE BOOK I REALLY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT AS THERE IS NO POSTING JUST PICK UP SORRY TO YOU SCAMMERS YOUR FINISHED

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2014

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to 7673carol

EBAY got greeeeeeeeeeedy with there fees AND THERE RETURN POL is a joke people sending empty boxes back to you by the time you have realise its to late you have signed for it and feebay have refunded the SCAMMER there money back SORRY your money back to them SO  they have your iteme and your money GOOD OLD FEE BAY  iv started selling on face book and its great they pick up the item its free no fee-bay fees no paypal fees SO SORRY TO SAY STUFF EBAY YOU HAVE HAD YOUR DAY AND NOW ITS COMING TO A END 

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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
Well that sounds truly great for some that is truly hard for some if they make 10.00 or a 100.00 a month they need that little bit.
I plan to not renew in nov 2015
I am selling on bonaza, close 5, offerup , amazon.
Me making money for ebay is over starting AUG 2015.
Sept 2015 i do let everybody know i am closing my store in the listing headings.
And will be letting people know starting sept in all my package's we are closing our store on EBAY😢
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
Yes you are right
Sellers need to stand up for there rights and CLOSE THERE STORES DOWN.....POINT BLANK
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
😌 you go boy
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
😔 you are so right my fees are like 2,3 hundred and better.
Always paid on time and before, now its a struggle.
Ebay may have to close
They are not DUM THEY SEE THE NUMBERS.
EVERYBODY NEED TO PUT IN THERE HEADING BEFORE THE NAME OF YOUR ITEM ...
CLOSING OUR STORE. ....THAT WILL TRULY GET EM BECAUSE THEY SEE IT. .
ITS IN ALL MY LISTING AND IN MY SHIPMENT I LET THE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO REACH ME FOR FUTURE SALES..😊
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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
AMEN ITS GETTING BAD ON EBAY AND I REALLY THINK EBAY KNOW TOO😞
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
I may follow you to AMAZON i have lost product , money, buyers stole item return items incomplete its horrible and you still have to pay those fees .
Its sad 😟
Community Member
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man
Wow 😕 trust i am like you , been selling in ebay for 5 years .
I do get sales but not like that .
I have notice after the split that ebay is doing bad .
Wayfair ,amazon,is even doing better.
I have to get a job in Sept plus i am selling on
Close5 , offerup, bonaza also .
Ebay will see when people start to close there stores.
HELL that might see it now
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Posts: 72
Registered: ‎07-04-2009

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to marinedepot2015
Great advice - I've been with Ebay over 5 years. Selling was great at one time, moved into getting store and had over 500 listings. Now it's dead, dead, dead. Haven't sold anything at auction for weeks, and haven't had sales in days. Use to sell several items a day - now I'm I'm lucky if I sell a hand full a week. It's bad. I am also thinking of closing my store. I agree, why pay them if they are doing nothing for you.

There attitude with the "click ratio and sell thru rate" is like saying to you "what have you done for me lately". Well screw that! I'm not a victim and I won't be treated like this. My attitude as of this year is "what have you done for ME lately". Nothing, that's what. And so I am too am closing my store. I just renewed this month and I may have to pay an early termination fee but who cares. I can't afford to list item and not have them sell. Not right. Ebay will not survive like this, it will make major changes and get better or it will go down in flames. The direction they are going now is wrong so my guess is they are going down.
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-09-2007

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to kurtzzzz

Very well put i was after 12 years of sales with 99-100 feedback found with the new dashboard / seller policy and the buyers ability to blackmail and or steal from me and Ebay not  helping me have moved to Amazon with excellent results and no headache's. I will still put up a few items on Ebay but have no interest in opening a store again until they change their policy.

Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-24-2015

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man

If you a new seller they give you a whooping 5 listings to start with on Ebay. With the bad search engines that is on this thing no way are you ever going to sale anything you need 500 listings to make one or two sales now. New people leave and old people are leaving. Cashflow problem selling off stuff Ebay. Sure it is the product people paying for is not working. People not going to keep paying fees to something that is not working. I list sits there 10 days then I pay you a fee for it not doing nothing. Are you nuts. People unlimited selling on Amazon but it is not Ebay so take training first. But it is 100 times better and I have sales everyday I sale the same product multiple times a month. I have no customers to deal with because I send all my stuff to Amazon. I am done with ebay it is worse than I ever seen it. Go over to Bonanza they can use the traffic and it is a better platform up to date and they push you stuff out to the google, shopping.com and stuff. 

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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎05-17-2011

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to 7673carol

This explains it!

Article from August 2014 http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/08/why-ebay-tells-chinese-manufacturers-what-your... "We send [manufacturers] data about what people are looking for on eBay and they respond and turn it around incredibly quickly," president of eBay Marketplaces Devin Wenig told me. "We have a really big China export business to Europe and the United States. And they respond very, very quickly to consumer taste, whatever it might be. It's really remarkable to see how quickly the manufacturing base adapts to the demand signals they get."

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Posts: 61
Registered: ‎04-09-2008

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to kurtzzzz

we need a new site..........ebay all over.........others have starded but bad formats............make a good format and it will be the end of ebay.

Community Member
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎01-31-2007

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to chernobly41
Perfectly put, I feel like I being punished by the big bully on the playground, nice way to have sales and be in business, makes us really want to stay with eBay, actually I want to thank them for punishing me with their so called seller protection program, what a joke, we have to give it away, have it stolen from us and return damaged on purpose so they can return the item not as described and the list goes on, over half of the defects they call defects are bogus at best, but we still get graded regardless with the negatives that shouldn't be with the cookie cutter program they rolled out that goods for everyone the same. I have 100 percent feedback almost all 5 stars complete and still fall below standard because of a few minor cancellations and or buyers that either know what they can get away with or the others don't know what it does to sellers, either way. This program isn't a sure fire from where I see fit, and I do thank eBay for me waking up to the sellers being distroyed within their company, eBay we do have new options and websites to sell our products, respect us like we really need us rather than the bullies you like to show who your becoming. I give you people almost a 1000.00 a month, times that by the millions, do you really want to lose that, wake up call management, something has to be done, no way to maintain a respectable business approach with these rules, I've been in business for over 40 years and this one stinks, great platform to sell on but that's about it, spank me and diminish my store to basic from premium because of the ridiculous rules for one month. We both lose, I used to be top rated all the time, not anymore, not acheiveable selling parts new and used, not going to happen and even if it did, try sustaining it, never happen. future web store, Amazon some, Facebook even more and so on, eBay the list is long, work with what's left and stop burning the bridges with us sellers.....
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-03-2014

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to *himaintance*

They  could  do  but  whyt would  they  want  to if  sellers  have  no  rights  yep  they  will  attract  a  lot  of  people  who  know  this  buyers  and  eventually  the  good  seller  will  have  disappeared  They  need  sellers  but  do  sellers  need  them

Community Member
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-06-2008

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to camorion

As a 10 year, 30,000 plus seller, it is refreshing to see other experienced sellers who share the same sentiments as far as eBays direction. Basically, they have lost their way. And over the years I can point to seller after to seller, like us, who have packed their bags for greener pastures. Each of these companies were cash cows for eBay, and each finally gave up being milked for every last drop of whatever it is that eBay is searching for. As one of the departures told me; “eBay has more ways of having their way with a  seller than any Friday night hooker could ever have dreamed of.”

For whatever reason their choice of relentless policies has made what used to be fun and have turned it into an ordeal. All while refusing to fix even the simplest things. Have you ever asked someone to send you an item number? For some reason that number, which is the most important piece of information to every listing, has the smallest font on the page. And they bury it, just like the contact seller link. You would think that in a market place that is supposed to rely so heavily on communication; that someone would figure out that you need to make those information links easy to find and readily available. And those item numbers….. they are called eBay item number in the listing, then item ID in your sold record and then finally being called auction item number in PayPal. All three of these refer the same item. How hard can it be to call the same thing the same thing? An apple is an apple and although they can be referred to a red skinned fruit on a tree, or the product of a Malus domestica tree ….why? Apparently 20 years is not enough to call an item number an item number.

Then there are two new policies at eBay, which no one at eBay can explain why. When listing an item you get to choose whether to allow buyers to make you an offer. But once listed, eBay now overrides the seller’s preference. Oh the joy of offer after offer for less than what you paid for the item. Another example of the left not knowing what the right hand is doing, is what happens when there is an issue? Again, in the listing you get to choose whether to allow for exchanges. But when the item arrives and does not meet the customers’ expectations, the return policy does not allow that option for the buyer. eBay is simply more interested in giving the customer their money back, than trying to make certain the buyer gets an item that suits their needs.

At one time we used to have close to 1,000 listings. Today we have dwindled that down to less than 1/3 of that number, as we continue to migrate our business to other venues. And the most refreshing thing we have found, is that other sites actually allow business people conduct business, without the constant hovering over you like a big brother.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-27-2015

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to angie19730_3

I have moved my entire stock on to Amazon. The fees are higher yes, but my sales have trippled, but my profits have doubled overall. 

 

They reach more people, they allow you to send them thier stock for another small fee but then they ship free to prime customers ect and you sit back and make a profit for very little work.

 

I sacked eBay and never looked back.

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎04-16-2008

Re: Ebay's losing seller's and not gaining any new ones!

in reply to ape-man

Ebay has under the current CEO basically driven away sellers; those long existing trusted sellers and is having difficulty in retaining new ones. Why would sellers stay on a platform that does not reward sales growth?. The Newly implement incomprehensible DSR ratings for sellers basically restricts your ability to list more than 100 items or equivalent of $5000.00  per month regardless of long history of proven track record of sellers.  There is no point anymore in maintaining a store front on ebay since restrictions are put  in place. Tell me, what is the incetive now to maintain a store when ebay itself does not trust sellers and over the years with John Donahogue eroded every effort to drive away sales and sellers. At one point ( there were about 146 million registered users on ebay and 1.3 million sellers data from 2008 according to https://trendient.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/number-of-amazon-sellers-supasses-ebay/). If that is true, then ebay is basically on a course of dimise. It makes sense in that to keep revenues up, they increase their ridiculous fees structure on the backs of sellers to the point that 10-12% right off the top goes to ebay from sales and ontop of double dipping on paypal fees, store fees and shipping charges.  This business model is not sustainable and will collaspe with sellers basically closing down stores and moving off to the River and their own e-commerce site. Ebay has become a wasteland of an e-commerce site, lagging poorly in retaining the few remaining sellers left, there incomprensible practice for lower search results to punish sellers. You see these imposed DRS ratings, if you have hit the 5% mark in terms of low DSR ratings will throw you to the bottom, restict your listings, impose penalities and holds and possible suspensions. Sellers have become the scapegoat on the backs of Ebay management in it's incompetence and micro management of policies where ebay thinks one fit solution works. I know the suits are reading these threads, and we all know that these DSR ratings will become the final nail in the confin.