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Fri July 19 2019 17:34:41

eBay Limits Marketing Promotion to Just 3 Sellers

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay sent a marketing email to shoppers today offering a "20% off coupon for easy summer looks," but eBay sent visitors to a page featuring products from only 3 sellers.

Looking at the fine print reveals the 20% coupon is good only for listings posted by only Bhfo, Linda*s***stuff, and World-of-optics.

It's likely to frustrate the millions of sellers who are not one of the privileged three, especially since eBay CEO Devin Wenig has said he has made a "significant reduction" in marketing this year that led to a decline in sales (GMV) for the first 6 months of the year. 

It's not clear if eBay is subsidizing the 20% discount on sales from the participating three sellers.

The Terms & Conditions of the "summer looks" promotion follow:

What is the Promotion?
This Coupon is a 20% discount valid from 6:00 AM Pacific Time on July 18, 2019 until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 22, 2019. No minimum purchase required from eligible items sold by the Seller(s) listed below. The Coupon discount is capped at a maximum value of $150. Items purchased through "Best Offer" or by auction are excluded, and warranties and protection plans are excluded.

Eligible Seller:
Bhfo
Linda*s***stuff
World-of-optics

How to redeem your Coupon:
Shop for eligible items from specific sellers as listed above.

Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: JUMPSTART

Pay for your item by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 22, 2019.

Additional Coupon Terms & Conditions:

Limit one use per transaction (or cart) while supplies last. Max two redemptions per user.

Coupon is subject to U.S laws, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, and cannot be combined with any other Coupon, or when paying with PayPal Credit Easy Payments or Gift Cards. eBay may cancel, amend, or revoke the Coupon at any time.

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 20 12:31:37 2019

Why on earth would ebay do marketing? it costs money and time, ebay already has a proven and well tested easy way to increase profits to new highs,,,,,

They will simply raise seller fee's , and or add new fee increasing seller policies, like forever listings aka GTC and expensive managed payments, there's no limit to what they can do, they will never stop taking more from sellers, it works, it's proven, it's profitable, and it's easy, what more could you want.

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by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 20 17:21:09 2019

hummm - decided to stop promotions and give the buyers a deal - my entire store is almost 20% off now so if I can just get those listings to pop up so buyers can see them - they ALL get the discount

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Jul 20 22:37:11 2019

This will end when buyers ONLY purchase goods from smaller sellers and %100 WHOLESALE ignore eBays (limited promos).

Buying anything from these 3 people only helps eBay and by default other sellers who were/are left out.

eBay being the criminal organization that it is - only takes care of the people who pay it off - classic MAFIA tactics.

Wheres Uncle Jr when you need him?

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by: hawk This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 22 05:19:51 2019

ebay should only be allowed to have just 3 sellers only. then they would not need the extremely large mouths with 12 different tongues flapping out all the lies and bulls**t at one time. then they can kiss each other goodby.

it used to be exciting to hear the name (ebay) years ago. now it just kinda makes people sick.

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by: OhWhatFun This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 22 08:45:11 2019

Ebay offered to include my items in a sale last year for the first time. I did all the work and the never included my items in any sale. For a few months after that they sent emails with the same offer but I did not fall for it again.
What a waste of time.

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by: Ladmo This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Jul 22 09:10:02 2019

Maybe we missed it - but how does a seller create an eBay specific discount coupon code? We'd like to include it on our packing slips for some products? As always, thank you for your helpful responses.

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by: epuise This user has validated their user name.

Mon Jul 22 10:18:58 2019

Not only that... you get spammed w/ this preferred seller sale.

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by: purpleiris This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Jul 22 14:53:59 2019

If eBay has cut back on marketing, why would they waste their time promoting just three sellers? Are they friends of the CEO or what? They sure could have done something different that was all-inclusive.

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by: BargainzBabylon This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jul 23 02:09:11 2019

They would have sold more if they'd expanded the sale from these three pretty ho-hum sellers. My feeling is that these sellers paid plenty for this, though probably not enough to make up the shortfall from not expanding the offer.

It seemed to kind of fall flat, anyway.  

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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jul 24 09:34:35 2019

Maybe 'Three' is all eBay can support without the whole campaign glitching itself into futility?  Seems about right...

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by: Robrolo This user has validated their user name.

Wed Jul 24 10:33:23 2019

Maybe three is all they could get to drink the Koolaid



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