Just want to give you an update on the eBay new updates.
I'd like to note that after the December sales disaster I was pleasantly surprised that my January sales were better than my December sales. I sold 143 items in January which is twice as much as I did in December...Much to my surprise it looked like February brought better news, it was selling a few items per day and did not suffer a single day without a sale which is something I was getting used to.
The BOMB exploded March 1st, I think after all the new updates eBay is performing, again sales are not happening...AGAIN!
I called and they are in denial of any problems on the site and I got the usual response from a supervisor in California "Maybe what you are selling is not what people are looking for at this time..."
My answer to him was, "How can you explain that a Top Rated seller who has been on the site for 19 years with perfect feedback and using all the supposed tools that eBay insists we use (like Promoted Listings) sells 143 items in January, 185 items in February and so far 9 in 11 days this month...
...there was silence, and then he told me that perhaps I needed to come up with a new strategy...I thought to myself "What Strategy?"
Bottom line, they have started playing with the site once again and I fear that it will only get worse.
I invite all your readers to look for their listings without signing into their accounts and they will notice how they have gone to town the past week adding Advertising, "Similar Sponsored Items" another "Similar Sponsored Items" "People who viewed this also bought this" and the most famous one of all "Our Pick"...and even more suggestions at the bottom of the page.
I wonder now more than ever about the upcoming disaster eBay will become in the following weeks.
Ina, as always, thanks again for all your information,