|Tue July 14 2015 08:16:22|
Is eBay UK Demoting Fixed-Price Listings in Search?
I just thought I should let you know of a serious state of affairs on Ebay.co.uk as of 13/July/2015. On doing some research in my categories, I have noticed that Buy it Now listings seem to be demoted.
Previously, when searching used clothing categories, there was always a good mix of Auctions and Buy It Now's (35 - 45% of listings in the top 100 were BIN'S).
Now, just search Shirts/used and not 1 BIN (not counting auctions with a BIN) in the 1st 100 listings (apart from the Promoted's at bottom of pages). Out of 79,000 listings, 41,000 are BIN but none in 1st hundred!
I know auctions ending soonest are always at the forefront, but there always used to be a good mix of both - my business depends on it.
Search Hugo Boss shirt in Used Clothing 3,400 listings, 2,100 BIN: Only 3 BIN at position 90 - 100.
Search River Island jeans Used Clothing - 5,570 listings: 3,160 BIN - NOT 1 BIN IN TOP 100!!
No wonder I have not had a single sale in 24 hours - This is catastrophic!
Is this another eBay experiment? I would love to know if this is happening across the board with used listings and also over in USA?