Today's letter to the editor is written to eBay from a seller.
eBay...I doff my chapeau to you...
Waking up this morning and going to my eBay "Manage All Orders" screen, I see that you have accomplished what I truly didn't believe was possible...taking one of the few things that (in my lowly opinion) actually worked fairly well (rare on eBay) and TRASHED it with one "update".
Let me count the ways:
1 - Automatic sales default to 90 days. You can change it - temporarily, but it reverts back. Good information to have WHEN I WANT IT, but I'm looking for THIS MONTH'S sales.
2 - "Sales" figure shown includes shipping. (Guess they - eBay - wanted to see what THEY were getting a percentage of, not what I was making money on). Yes, you can get the sales number, but you have to do an additional step.
3 - Date Sold Column - Now towards the far right. (No need to point out the stupidity of THAT one.)
4 - Order #s, Customer's name, etc. All information that is useful when needed, BUT IT IS NOT NEEDED ALL THE TIME.
5 - NO WAY TO CUSTOMIZE THE PAGE. Guess we're stuck with it.
6 - Like eBay...I'm tired...and old (Unlike eBay though, I do TRY to get better each day). No need to go on with other items, this makes the point.
Please go away eBay, and let someone else fill in the gap. You're simply "phoning it in" and taking down people who can run businesses with you.
Note from the editor
: eBay has been rolling out the new page over time, here's a discussion on the eBay boards about the new format from June, and here's a discussion from July.