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Sun Sept 13 2020 19:43:47

eBay Limits Who Can See New App Content

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay's mobile app has a new feature, but eBay is not making it available to everyone.

Last week eBay announced the launch of eBay Channels targeted for luxury watch enthusiasts to "connect them with inspiration from the luxury watch world and eBay's incredible selection."

When asked how to access the feature, a moderator explained, "The eBay Channels show on the home screen when the member has been identified as a watch enthusiast by their purchase history."

Another moderator expanded on that response with the following reply:

"The Shopping Channels experience is available on the most updated version of the eBay app and is visible to customers who have browsed of purchased watches in the past. We are expanding the cohort so continue to check the eBay app for this new feature."

eBay had explained in Tuesday's announcement that the new experience's feed included relevant articles, curated inventory, and spotlighted top sellers in the field. "All of this will provide the chance for collectors to have an immersive journey in the areas they love and to engage with the best that our marketplace has to offer."

Would you like to see eBay publish content for shoppers in the categories in which you sell, and if so - what kind of content would you like to see?

While we're on the topic, feel free to chime in on how well online marketplaces do with email marketing - are you receiving emails that inspire you to shop?

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by: lessthanthreerecords This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 13 20:33:26 2020

"Would you like to see eBay publish content for shoppers in the categories in which you sell, and if so - what kind of content would you like to see?"

Absolutely NOT!  If the eBay "catalog" is any indication, eBay thinks they are experts when they don't have a clue what they're talking about!

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 13 21:41:53 2020

Calling all ex-walmart dopes, calling all ex-walmart dopes!

If you want to sell MORE items - you have to show them!!!

Why hide anything? Which IDIOT thought this up? "Maybe I could never afford a high end watch or was too afraid to buy one but now with crappy eBay authenticate - I would" ..... sure - throw that business away !

dopes

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by: COVID-19 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 14 03:54:25 2020

eBay's mobile app sucks anyways!  So many sellers have had to deal with INADs simply because the mobile app doesn't show full listing descriptions (unless buyers purposefully click on the links, but many won't).

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by: OnlyPollyPocket This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 14 07:39:56 2020

What previous responses say!  Good grief, ebay, either fix the multitude of the site faux pas or leave it alone!

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by: RL15 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 14 14:26:52 2020

I'm sure this must have been a result after a long day of drinking at walkers west

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This user has validated their user name. by: CanBrit

Mon Sep 14 17:50:36 2020

My goodness, isn't that special? They are intentionally limiting their market. God help me.................

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by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 15 10:08:19 2020

more shell games - guess this one is Hide & Seek.  Who's running the playpen this week? What kind of freaking morons came up with this insane hide the merchandise game to begin with?

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Wed Sep 16 12:21:25 2020

How many times have I thought about buying a watch on eBay? ZERO

I don't wear watches. . . . . .

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by: mindelec This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 16 21:07:04 2020

Nope Nope Nope.  i want my customers to find what they are searching for, not what ebay thinks they should see

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Thu Sep 17 00:00:54 2020

BANNERS BANNERS and more BANNERS


No fakes. No fraud. No doubt.
Independent experts meticulously authenticate luxe watches.



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