The eBay Seller Growth Team is surveying professional sellers who want help overcoming some common barriers. A reader forwarded the survey to EcommerceBytes - those who complete it have a chance at getting a free expert consultation from eBay.
Sellers must provide their eBay Seller ID, their primary category, and where they've sold in the past 6 months - options provided include: eBay, Own Website, Amazon, Groupon, Wholesale, Deal site/Flash sales, Brick and Mortar store(s), and Other.
eBay also asked sellers, "If your barriers to listing were removed, what type of inventory would you like to list on eBay?"
One of the questions indicates eBay may be considering offering free listings for some sellers: "If you were to not be charged insertion fees, how many new listings could you add to eBay in the next 1-3 months?"
The options listed with the questions that sellers can choose from are interesting in that they provide insight into eBay's thinking. For example, eBay asks professional sellers, "What are your listing barriers on eBay?" and provides the following choices:
- Insertion Fees
- Difficulty integrating product feed / integrating with eBay
- Seller limits
eBay also asked sellers to indicate which listing tool(s) they use, providing the following options:
eBay - Sell Your Item
eBay - TurboLister
eBay - Merchant Integration Platform
eBay - Direct API
Here are some additional questions eBay asked "professional" sellers in the survey:
- In a typical week, how many listings do you have on eBay?
- Do you sell internationally?
- Do you currently list all your products on eBay?
- What is the average price for the items you sell?
- What % of all the products you sell are drop shipped?
- What is your average handling time for a product?
- What is your website URL?
- Have you ever contacted eBay regarding how you can grow your business?
- Total number of employees in your company?
- Number of employees dedicated to your eBay operations?
- If you would like to potentially hear from eBay about addressing your growth barriers, please provide your contact information below.
Let us know what you think of the survey questions and what eBay may be cooking up for "professional" sellers.