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!!
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.
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
Yes, here's to Derek Jeter. Last home game. Bottom of the 9th, score tied 5-5.
Could anyone have imagagined such a perfect "hands of God" reaching out as Jeter hit a lone drive to get his teammate to home plate thus WINNING the game? Heck no. RBI = Jeter.
And every nay-sayer, sports announcer (uh...who's that Keith Olberiski - persnickity- "Jeter is NOT such a great player" piece of doodoo worms..)?
We don't CARE Mr. stupid ass, or any of the other op-ed columnists pontificating without brushing their teeth.
I saw the Yankees-Dodgers play in 1981, Los Angeles, World Series. Reggie Jackson was his usual "I'm a narcassist, look aren't I great" ....the only decent fella there was Dave Winfield.
Jeter was brought up by a scout from Kalamazoo, Michigan - talk about a pasture needing some miracle. He wasn't a snotty all-star out of big High Schools in the East. He was likely shocked as hell. Torre loved the guy, said how much he listened, how no ego was involved. He wasn't a star, he was part of a team!
Sure you guys know more than me.......but fans EVERYWHERE love Derek Jeter just as they love Magic Johnson.
So, all the bums out there being negative...........if you expect to make it to the Hall - I hope you never make it! And the other no-talent bums......well here's hoping your wife or husband can tolerate you. I know I wouldn't!