|Fri Oct 16 2015 16:41:22|
eBay Seller Bids Farewell with Five Suggestions
By: Ina Steiner
A reader sent me a post he copied from the eBay Powersellers board (you need to be a Powerseller to access the board). "It has to be one of the best seller farewells I have read in a long time and thought I would share it," said the reader.
The seller, who said he (or she) was closing up shop, included 5 recommendations for eBay, and I thought it would be interesting to share them and see if readers agree. The seller goes into detail for most of the 5 points, but I'll simply summarize below.
1) Fix your front end. The seller said the curation thesis is a disaster and results in 90% of the site being hidden from customers. eBay should stop trying to be cool and should embrace the site for what it is.
2) Fix the back end. The seller says eBay's technology is from 1998 and is slow and buggy.
3) Fix your google search traffic. ("It's been two years. Any updates?")
4) Fix your fee structure. The seller believes scheduled auctions, international listings, and certain categories should be free. He also said sellers with high sell-through rates should get free or discounted listings.
5) Fix your mobile app. (The seller did not elaborate.)
What do you think of these suggestions? And do you have anything to add?