|Thu Nov 20 2014 14:26:30|
Can eBay Sellers Take Any More Significant Changes?
By: Ina Steiner
After the eBay-PayPal breakup next year, current eBay Marketplaces president Devin Wenig will become CEO of the new standalone eBay Inc.
In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Wenig said when he takes over as CEO, he wants to reconnect with small and large merchants and energize the eBay community. Though it's not clear why he has to wait to do so.
He also said he plans to make "significant changes." But what kind of changes could he be planning? So far under his helm eBay Marketplaces has continued to embrace large brands and retail chains, while rolling out an unpopular Defect Ratings policy. Could there be any good news for small merchants?
Every new leader wants to make his or her own mark on a company. When John Donahoe took over for Meg Whitman as eBay CEO in 2008, he launched so many changes it became impossible for sellers to keep up with the constant disruption to their businesses, a fact later acknowledged by the company with a promise to slow the pace of change.
Let us know what advice you could offer Devin Wenig as he gets ready to take over as eBay CEO.