|Sun Apr 30 2017 16:12:20|
Seller Sales Soar after Losing Top Rated Seller Status
As always love your newsletter, thank you for what you do. I after five years of having top seller lost it.
The very day after I lost it I sold an item for over a $1000 (this is unusual although I have items over a $1000), then the next day I sold a $800.00 item, two more items in the 800.00 range. Today a $419.00 item (I sell one item or two in the 500-2000 range a month).
These items have been on for over a year, and I didn't lower the price, they were priced well. The point is why did they suddenly sell? I look in impressions and guess what? My impressions went from 213 a month on this one item to 2700 in two days!!!
Thus, does eBay's algorithm look that they will make 2% more so they show my items compared to another seller in the same category that they get 2% less? I have no proof, and if all it took were a lousy two percent more, I would pay it just to have my items sell this quick. This was to five different buyers, so it isn't like a special circumstance.
So if this is true and I can't say it is, why not just get rid of top seller altogether? Imagine if it is true, how many sales they lose because people can't find what they want.
The one buyer messaged me saying he had been looking on eBay for this item for months and glad I listed it. Hello, I listed it almost a year ago...