01/07/2019 at 4:41 pm #54725
Just got an email today from eBay talking about a service called ‘Webinterpret’ that will automatically translate one’s store into multiple languages for listing internationally. Seems pretty interesting, but I haven’t explored all the details of that yet.
What caught my eye was at the end of the email they listed how the service would work with store subscriptions. It listed stores as Enterprise, Anchor, Featured, Basic, Starter, and non-Store accounts. It also listed the listing allotments for each at 10,000, 8,000, 4,000, 2,000, & 1,000. Respectively.
Not to be gossipy, but that could be big news for a lot of sellers. Has anyone heard about any of these impending changes?
I googled ‘Featured’ store and found a dead link on Ebay for it, so…… Interesting.
- This topic was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Andrew.
01/07/2019 at 9:05 pm #54740
I’m not sure, but I think I’ve seen quite a few people warning others to stay away from Webinterpret….don’t sign up for it till you know more.
As far as Featured store goes—-looks like it’s a Premium store, but under another name. eBay exec Bob Kubpens took questions on New Years Day, and I got the distinct impression there are no new tiers coming our way. Maybe some changes to the various features for each tier, but no additional tiers.0
01/07/2019 at 9:14 pm #54741
- Location: Virginia
Webinterpret is a scam IMHO and if you click the link to their info, they automatically have access to your store and will start relisting your items without permission, it’s insane.0
01/07/2019 at 10:19 pm #54745
Ryanne – Yeah, wow your experience certainly makes Webinterpret seem awful. Not so interested in that really, but will not even click through to read about it now. I am hoping for a change of the tier system for stores though.
MyCottage – I had heard something similar (that tiers wouldn’t change) later last year, so thats why this caught my eye. Hopefully there’s some more explanation soon. My store is really on the edge for going from premium to anchor, so any kind of intermediate step would be great for us.0
01/08/2019 at 9:26 am #54760
Andrew, I agree, a lot of people would like to see that intermediate store, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.Here’s the back and forth from ebay exec Kubpens, on Jan 1st:
Okay. Question number nine is from Bearded. Hi Bob. What plans are in the works for eBay stores in 2019? Specifically, can we expect to see any of the following changes: A tier between premium and anchor? A set number of store listings with no division between fixed price and auction? The ability to generate a coupon code and promotions manager that we can use to target specific customers?
“Bearded, I love your seller Id and I’m probably should have called you to name our store tiers because I don’t think we were as creative as you are. We get premium anchor, enterprise, starter, basic, you know, it’s like anyway, corporate speak. But look, I actually think we made a ton of change in 2018. We expanded stores for the first time in over a decade. We have a new entry level store and a new enterprise level store and so we feel like that mix is actually a mix that’s gonna carry us forward for a while. But your suggestions are really good. Could we sort of break the line between fixed price and auction?
I think it’s a good question and we’ll go evaluate that. I think we want to continue to evaluate the services that we’re providing as a part of those stores tiers and make sure that people feel like they have the right option for their business. The right number of free listings, sort of the right pricing that goes with that. The right other things that come with a different store tiers and so we’ll actually have in early in 2019 some things that will add as features and capabilities to those different store tiers. And so look for that coming up. But I think just in general we like the tiers that we have. We think there’s good stratification built into that and we’ll continue to evaluate sort of pricing and services and we’ll look at your point around fixed price an auction. I think it’s a good suggestion.”
So, I’m thinking, no new tiers this year, but maybe some changes to the fee structures of the existing tiers. And maybe, at some point, for example,instead of premium being 1000 free FP and 500 free Auction in select categories (many sellers never use the auctions), they’ll make it 1500 free listings of any type. Or something like that. But in any event, I just don’t see new tiers coming. It would be quite an about-face if it happens.0
01/09/2019 at 12:11 pm #54831
Thanks for posting that MyCottage. May I ask where you got this? Seems like a good Q&A with perhaps some more interesting bits to read through. Cheers!0
01/09/2019 at 12:58 pm #54832
I just subscribed to a store (through eBay.ca) in December, and noticed I’m getting more then I expected.
I spent a good amount of time deciding what subscription I would get (either a .com or .ca one) an settled on .ca. I however noticed yesterday a subscription give you 250 free listing on .ca, and an additional 250 free listings on .com. So, for $20 Canadian a month (about $15 US), I’m getting 500 free listings…pretty good deal as I historically split where I posted items.
Out of curiosity, I looked at ebay.fr (France) and saw I have 250 free listings there (I understand enough French to look). I also looked at .co.uk (United Kingdom) and it was only 20 free listings on my account….just curious if anyone knows how many free listings you get across the various eBay platforms?
I’m going to take advantage of the U.S. and Canadian ones, and maybe the odd UK/France one for items that I mostly sell in Europe. I didn’t look at Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, etc, but would be curious how many free listings you could get across platforms.0
01/09/2019 at 4:25 pm #54836
You can either listen to the podcast or read the transcript. The podcast is the replacement for the defunct ebay Radio show.0
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