|Mon Jan 29 2018 22:54:42|
Does eBay Need a Blocked Seller Function?
By: Ina Steiner
eBay has a feature that allows sellers to block shoppers from bidding or buying from them. But should it also have a feature that allows buyers to block sellers to ensure they don't accidentally purchase from someone with whom they've had a bad experience, or just don't want to deal with for one reason or another?
Some buyers say yes in discussion threads about the issue.
But some sellers think that's not a great idea. A seller has no control over who buys from them (thus the blocked bidder list), while buyers can simply choose to abstain from buying from any seller they want.
What about giving shoppers the ability to block sellers with certain characteristics - sellers from overseas would be an obvious possibility.
Some buyers say they want a way to block certain sellers from their search results because they dominate the page with duplicate and/or overpriced items. When you put it that way, maybe being able to block bad or annoying sellers would have a positive impact on "good" sellers.
What do you think?