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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). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

One thought on “From the Editor – June 16, 2019”

  1. >>Ultimately it exposes the flaws inherent when trying to design “best match” algorithms.<<

    Well, I must be really dumb about designing searches. What is wrong with if someone inputs Red size 12 evening dress, does the search not return all those possibilities and if they don't find what they want, they add in some other parameters such as 'sequins' + 'beaded' or 'blue'?

    Earlier this year, I wanted to find some card making magazines. That is all I searched for and no matter what came upon the list, that is all I looked at, yet when checking out, what did they decide to show me as I should be interested according to their search? Muscle magazines, SI Swimsuit edition, and baseball cards! Why not something like more card making magazines that I may have missed or even showing the ones that I had spent more times looking at, except that was probably since it is so hard to find a description of what you are looking at since instead of the listing, you see ads for everything else. Makes me LOVE eCRATER so much. They show ads only at the bottom of the listing. Nothing to interfere with the listing itself.

    I don't know how much longer these companies can get away with treating buyers and sellers so shabbily. They are going to find all that lovely money that is coming in and they are scooping up with big shovels for the bigwigs' own personal slush fund, instead of finding some decent IT guys, The money will be gone along with their jobs. But that is okay since all it takes for most of them to earn enough at eBay in a year, they won't ever need to work another day if they don't feel like it. Unlike the regular sellers who will be left with inventory and scrambling for a place to sell it.

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