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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Sun Sept 24 2017 21:21:49

eBay May Launch an Amazon-Style Fulfillment Service

By: Ina Steiner

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EcommerceBytes 411 broke a story today about a new service eBay is looking into that could rival Amazon's FBA fulfillment service. As we told subscribers, eBay stated in a survey about the program:

"eBay is working to create fulfillment options that are faster, more affordable and more reliable for buyers. This next exercise will help us understand your preferences for a third-party fulfillment solution."

What do you see as the benefits of using a fulfillment service? Would it be more or less attractive to you if it were offered through eBay?

Many smaller sellers overcame their initial resistance to using Amazon FBA, and over the years, they have learned the pros and cons of outsourcing fulfillment. Feel free to share lessons learned - would you use eBay "FBE"?




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by: phantom This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 24 21:34:32 2017

UPC on all items lets eBay identify high velocity items. Next eBay becomes the seller with fulfillment by a 3rd party or maybe even amazon. We should not be fooled to where eBay is heading

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 24 21:58:40 2017

LOL, now eBay sellers will have to compete with eBay bidding against them for lots listed on the marketplace, shill bidding at it's finest.

Hell no, I would not send them a box of inventory let alone a truck load....

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Sun Sep 24 22:14:42 2017

I. REFUSE.TO.PARTICIPATE.

In addition to already determining how much we sell, this will lead ebafia determining what we sell. They will take more and more of our profits as time goes on.

Only those who believe ebafia and PreyPal should make more money on a sale than we do should sign up.

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by: Saintsteven This user has validated their user name.
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Sun Sep 24 22:47:27 2017

Let's see.............somebody who has identified me as "the problem" would like to handle my shipping.  Ah, no.

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by: drumnguy This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 24 22:49:36 2017

Ha ha...which one of the eBay talking heads said they were not trying to be like Amazon??  Total rubbish...

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 24 23:01:15 2017

Another one of Devin's bright ideas since he has no idea on how to grow the marketplace.

You send us your inventory that you paid for in full, we go through it as time goes on and determine if it is defective, you pay us back for all returned merchandise that we have the right to dispose of, you pay us to store your inventory per month, and if it does not sell as fast as it should we will dispose of the merchandise after you pay your storage bills.

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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 24 23:06:10 2017

Based on eBay's track record of efficiency and conscientious attention to detail in everything else they cop...er...innovate, this has fustercluck written all over it.

And based on how well they've 'listened' to seller input to date, it probably wouldn't be wise either to count on them 'exercising' any suggested 'preference' seriously - especially if that includes a preference that no such process exist on eBay.

The erasure of all third party identity as independent entities USING eBay as the 'service' they claim to be is almost complete.  Look for a follow up 'announcement' soon from Son of Disruptor stating plans to 'reconnect' - with their vendors.  

Not me, you're thinking?  Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.  Important advice to consider when one's vehicle keeps changing lanes constantly.  

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by: lessthanthreerecords This user has validated their user name.
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Sun Sep 24 23:07:38 2017

I sell collectible items, many/most of which require special handling, storage, and packaging.  Do I trust eBay to take the same care I do (or even a small fraction of the care I do)?  Absolutely NOT!

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Sun Sep 24 23:08:26 2017

Send us Billions of dollars of FREE MERCHANDISE....

We promise to try to sell it, if we don't move it we will be happy to dispose of it for you to keep you from having to pay to get it all shipped back to you.

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by: Frank Abagnale This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 00:02:20 2017

Is it April 1st already???

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by: Marzy This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 00:11:54 2017

Ina,

I wish there were a way to block the same negative nay-sayers who just hate eBay.  I don't love eBay but I come here to hopefully read opinions based on constructive criticism vs their constant dogma. Ming, you are part of that group.

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This user has validated their user name. by: IDKwhoIare

Mon Sep 25 00:31:55 2017

Marzy,
If more of the people who are Read Only started participating, maybe there would be some sort of conversation.  So, by all means start typing.  Complaining is not conversing.  Strong opinions that are different than your own are not dogma.  FFS, ''constructive criticism'' implies that someone who can do something about problems at eBay is actually participating in the conversation. SMH, don't we wish.

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 00:35:46 2017

Marzy, there is a way, go read the highly censored eBay forums where the professional crybabies troll real sellers and send Alan messages all the day long so they can get them booted off the forums, you can join (most likely already are) the rest of the paid shills in what they do to destroy the official forums, in the mean time try not to destroy this one like you do over there.

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This user has validated their user name. by: DeathFromAbove

Mon Sep 25 00:51:33 2017

Would be great if the constant changes would just STOP!

Change for the sake of change means there are too many bodies with nothing to do.  FIRE THEM.  SAVINGS REALIZED.

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This user has validated their user name. by: DeathFromAbove

Mon Sep 25 00:53:40 2017

Are they going to fulfill my 5-10 cubic foot electronics and music gear?  Or just small trinketty junk?  If I'm going through it to catalog it and sort it, why would I pass it off to someone else for a fee?  Isn't the work already done?

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 01:08:27 2017

Let's face it, Devin is grasping at straws trying to keep his job, this is his last gasp effort to do so, another vain attempt after all the other failures to bring eBay's numbers up.

This will flop like Sellers Hub, Promoted Listings, and all of Devin's other bright ideas that have ruined the eBay product search engine.

Hey Marzy, you better catch up with all those sellers posting on the Sellers Hub forums, they are blasting your boy right out of the water.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Mon Sep 25 01:28:01 2017

I am delighted that an ebafia troll considers me part of the problem.

It tells me I'm on the right track.

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by: Barbbie This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 01:52:08 2017

Marzy
If you have something positive to say about sending your items to ebay, then say it. Having people silenced because you don't agree is not the right thing to do. Voice your opinion about how great you think sending your items to ebay will be.

Back to the issue,
I don't send my items to Amazon anymore because they don't care about what they are doing and they are the supposed experts. I certainly would not send it to ebay.  Between the storage fees and the fulfillment fees and the fees to ship it to Amazon (assuming the same for ebay), not to mention the forced refund and processing fee can put you in the negative on the whole deal.  Then you don't know if they will even send you back the right item or give you back your money when they refund the buyer before they actually returned it. Oh and then the fee to get your stuff back before they decide to just throw it away. No thanks.

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 01:59:27 2017

Walmart is offering 2 day free shipping and all our sellers are leaving eBay for Walmart, Pricefalls.com, Shopify, Bigcommerce, Etsy, RubyLane.

What can we do crack executive team?

Do what Hal Lawton did, bail out or start shipping our own goods so we can do free 2nd day shipping like Walmart and Amazon....

Funny, this is Devin's last stand, after the Sellers Hub fiasco he is lashing out in desperation

This is going to make a great movie, the once great eBay destroyed by Donahoe and his hand picked hired hand..

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 25 02:05:50 2017

Barbbie, they say they are going to throw your inventory away, they don't throw it away, they auction if off to other sellers and your inventory ends up back on eBay, Amazon and other marketplaces.


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