We’re ending Week Two of our Amsterdam vacation…and there’s still a third week to come! It usually takes us at least a week just to clear our minds to enjoy where we are. Be nice if it was a human right to three week vacations, but in the meantime we can save and scavenge to give ourselves the vacations we want.
Our store has been slow as molasses probably due to our long handling time. Any sale is a bonus to us at this point. We’re really psyched to see the active sellers report good sales.
As an eBay seller, it’s important to keep up on the new updates that eBay puts out every six months. The Corporation is always tweaking its system to the chagrin of many sellers. Changes are never fun, but I find that most updates that we’ve experienced since 2008 have made sense. Here’s the new Fall Seller Update.
Big news is a change in the defect system for the better. No more punishment if you solve the buyer’s issue without eBay getting involved. So returns are cool as long as the buyer is happy. Also no more defects for DSR’s (bye bye nebulous 3-star ratings). You simply have to ship when you say you’re going to ship, and treat customers humanely. Isn’t this what we all wanted?
There’s a new Seller Hub that I assume will replace the current Seller Manager Pro. Hopefully it just modernizes and streamlines the info we’re all using in our day to day business.
There’s a couple listeners at the eBay 20th Anniversary Celebration. Sounds like there’s good food there. Let us know if you’re there and what’s going on. Let us live vicariously through you.
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Here are some things we’ve seen while in The Netherlands:
|Art deco entry way tiles.|
|Goats getting an electric brushing at the Amsterdam Bos farm.|
|A window looking into a basement that I thought I was going to fall into.|
|An old fashioned windmill in Haarlem.|
|Ketchup and Mayo packets cost money everywhere but the US. It’s absolute MADNESS.|
|Lots of electric cars, hurray!|