This from ecommercebytes
Not to sure his successor can go the same way he did .
Maybe small sellers do mean something?
Two threads already started here, don't need another -- just wanted to give the posters at Seller Central and Selling a bunch of kudos -- we saw this coming all along!!
Haven't read the details yet -- but the headlines made me slightly joyous!!
Quote from David Steiner's piece in eCOMMERCEBYTES:
"Donahoe's lack of vision for the marketplace was severely out of place in an innovation-driven industry. His disregard for eBay's most valuable asset - its small sellers - was evident in his inability to communicate changes in policy to users in a timely fashion. Unannounced changes to the site sent merchants scurrying to catch up, causing them to change workflow (or stop altogether) and revise listings."
I do not think eBay has plans to rid the company of small sellers, I actually believe that the man at the top of the golden pile of money in San Jose created that train wreck. Now that Donahoe is gone I forsee better days and nights ahead for the small seller on eBay. The main focus will be to put alot of energy into revamping the markets of the small sellers who make, or made , them tons of money back into the center of their universe.
Alibaba is a chinese knockoff company that does not sell what you and I sell. If they do it is probably fake.
Peace out G's
Anyone who has read comments on this site is well aware of Ebay's shortcomings. It doesn't surprise me to find out that Ebay has a crippling case of what Freud would call "Alibaba Envy". Alibaba, the Chinese online company is said to be Ebay, PayPal, Amazon.com plus others all rolled into one. It is worth probably 200 billion dollars after it's record setting IPO roll out this month, which raised 20 billion overnight. Ebay so wants a slice of this pie it's embarrassing, as it falls short of having the administrative team needed to pull this off. Short sighted management has caused a drop in stock prices, seller revolt, and it can't seem to get it's computers to stay up. Ebay corporation does not measure up to Alibaba, and doesn't have the leadership it needs to close the gap.
Ali Baba will buy eBay.
Jack Ma - 2010 - “We will buy eBay! ... and he will.
They purchased Vendio & Auctiva
They opened 11Main. Not eBay competition - American seller sister site.
Ebay spins off Paypal.
Gaurantees maximum penetration into China (eBay China owned)
It's only a matter of time. 2016. 2017 at the latest.
Wenig is a short term puppet.
HEY Z - whatya gonna do then?