I'm beside myself with frustration with eBay. I know it has all been said before, but I'm going to say it again. As a premium store level, top rated seller, power seller, blah blah blah, this is what gets my goat.
I have over 1,000 items in my store (actually have two stores with over 1,000 items each). In one of my stores, eBay says in my Selling Manager Pro that I can list almost 12,000 more items, totaling over $111,000 dollars. What I'd really like eBay to do is focus on helping get the 1,000+ items that I've already listed in my store to be seen, and in turn sold.
I'm not new at this, I know my stuff sells. And, yes I know about the hidden listings, the rolling blackouts, etc. I know about all the excuses why sales might be slow, eBay is having issues, etc. I'm am so tired of hearing and making up excuses, I want solutions.
Just think how much eBay could put in their pocket for listing fees if I really could find a way to list 12,000 items, totaling over $111,000 dollars. And, today's "list 1,000 free listings over the next 5 days promo" is a joke as well.
Just fix the system so I can sell what is already listed! My sales were less than $50 this week! What the heck is going on? We all know that eBay cares more about padding their pockets, than helping small sellers.
Not to mention, that the "real" search engines don't like eBay listings that end and restart because links break. Amazon knows the ropes. You list the item and it stays put until it sells or until a seller chooses to end it enabling the listing link to actually have a chance to reach Google, Yahoo, etc.
And to those who may not be aware, if you "sell-similar" to refresh your eBay listing, tweak the title, etc., then the item # changes - resulting in broken links.
So much for the time you spent sharing your listing on social media, pinning to Pinterest, or time spent adding your items to eBay collections. If that item # changes because you feel you must refresh your listing to meet Cassini requirements, the link breaks and anyone that clicks on your original (photo/text) postings of your items as stated, is re-directed to other sellers selling similar items. So, now you end up directing traffic to your competitors.
And, forget getting your items into Google, Yahoo and other search engines when links are constantly broken.
Yes, I've started my own independent web site, I know to list daily, I know to diversify. But seriously, January eBay sales have been the absolute worse sales in four years. What the heck are they doing?
Are other small sellers feeling the same pain and do they find their free listings and selling limits a joke? Do other sellers, like me, just wish that eBay would focus on getting the stuff they've already listed visible and SOLD? What is the pulse of sellers this January 2016 compared to past years?
Thanks again for all you do,