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Mon Feb 10 2020 11:07:46

eBay Executives to Field Questions from Sellers

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay will hold a "Town Hall" session in a chat format on the eBay discussion boards, and sellers will be asking the questions, providing insight into what's on their minds.

eBay executives will answer the questions "live from San Jose," although sellers must submit them ahead of time, giving executives 5 days to prepare their responses.

eBay invited sellers to submit their questions on this eBay discussion board thread. Sellers have until 5 pm PT on February 20th to submit their questions and/or vote on their favorites.

The Town Hall is scheduled for February 25. eBay executives Jordan Sweetnam, Harry Temkin, and Marni Levine will be fielding the questions. "During the live broadcast, we will answer the questions with the highest votes during the Town Hall live broadcast on Feb 25," according to the announcement, which was posted on the eBay Selling board and on the Seller Announcement board.

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by: BargainzBabylon This user has validated their user name.

Thu Feb 13 03:17:00 2020

@toastedmutt - The documentation post is a good one and it really needs to be addressed along with the lack of usable stats, but the 'still vocalizing' over the item specifics in clothing is generating a lot of action probably because it's having a direct effect on many sellers' ability to sell (and buyers to buy).  I personally lost a couple of thousand in sales during the first 6 weeks when they rolled out that mess, and I'm just a little seller, it still hasn't been fixed, and it's right in our faces.  We want this resolved.

To get more traction on the issue of documentation, organise and get the word out as the clothing sellers have. Post on the forums, explain the issue, tell people that it needs to be brought up at the town meeting and why and to please make their comments known.

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by: hawk This user has validated their user name.

Thu Feb 13 06:40:59 2020

ebay will never choose the questions that really need answers , and any answers to any question that is chosen will just be hot air from their fat behinds. what a stinking mess that's gonna be !!!

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This user has validated their user name. by: Number 6

Thu Feb 13 15:47:49 2020

Here's my question:

How come when we initially listed items for sale on eBay:

It took less time to do, there were less contradictory 'item details' tick boxes to fill in, there were no onerous grabby payment systems in place, there were no rules about how big your photo could be (initially there weren't even any photos), there were no fees on shipping, there were no 'selling limits' (although I've not heard them mentioned in a long time, eBay's lucky to have anyone selling anything these days, no need for limits when you don't sell anything anyway), eBay didn't knowingly hide your listings, there were no search manipulations based on bogus DSRs (there's a whole nightmare of gibberish right there), sellers could leave honest feedback on buyers as well (negatives for non-payers for instance), this list is endless, really, but best of all..

You didn't have to pay TWICE to list just for the chance of having your items shown to buyers, which is all 'Promoted Listings' is.

And there were LESS people in the world and far LESS countries online, the world population doubles every so many years, so there should be more customers now (Amazon seems to find them...)

AND YET, despite all these eBay innovations...we sold 80% or more of our inventory in one listing cycle than we do now.

eBay is the perfect example of taking something simple [that it had a monoploy on, online auctions and set sales] that worked for everybody, eBay, buyers and sellers, and grinding it all down to something that works for nobody.

Keeping it simple just isn't MBA Business School enough for these types though, is it?  

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by: DevilishlySarky This user has validated their user name.

Mon Feb 17 11:06:53 2020

Yes , its wonderful that they have a lets fix it till its broke mentality . and all too often do..........
So , no doubt they will be answering all the hard questions at this forum .
They have already BS'd the growth question , saying its down to collecting tax for the various states - funny how that doesn't seem to be an issue for any other online marketplace  ,  
This'll just be another opportunity to big up promoted listings - and then mangled payments will take care of the little profit I have left

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