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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

4 thoughts on “From the Editor – March 10, 2019”

  1. Sellers still have’t learned to never trust a snake. It will bite you everytime.

  2. I care. I have been with eBay almost from the start.

    If you list a lot of items, sometimes you may forget to remove listings before the 30 days expire. You should not be dinged for this.

    The biggest problem goes unaddressed. That is sellers listing a seemingly infinite number of items, eternally. These STORE OWNERS do not pay extra. They list undesired items at ridiculous prices. These listings inundate a category. Potential buyers are put off searching the EBay Category. They do not want to waste their time wading through scads of repetitive overpriced items.

    It would be far better if EBay forced lazy greedy sellers off EBay after 30 days. In order to renew these sellers would be compelled to alter prices of unsold items. Sellers are allowed to relist the same listings for decades, by doing nothing.

    EBay seems content at being the biggest listing service while the competition is out for sales. EBay should reward SELLERS and penalize LISTERS. Sellers should be required to sell 2 or 3 % of their monthly listings (exceptions could be made for cars, real estate…etc.) or pay an additional fee. A sizable % of those fees should go to sellers who are SELLING. The site would improve. I believe the improvement would be significant.

  3. So last year, at Ebay Open I believe, Ebay stated that they were going to have an option for employee access to our ebay accounts so employees can do listings etc and not see other parts of an account like billing, sales, etc. They said It will be out no later then first quarter 2019. Does ebay know how many months are in a quarter? Way to over promise and under deliver. Something we see time and time again with ebay and then they wonder why the sellers hate them so much.

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