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Treating people with respect and dignity is something everybody should do, but when you are the moderator and therefore considered a leader of the community, it is a mandate. It is a serious mistake by many to consider the blindness of the internet to be a safe place to treat others with anything less than the same respect and dignity you would treat them in person.
I wonder how you might react if someone shared something they did not like about your participation/ offerings in the way you shared above. I wonder how you might react if when you were wrong about something or misstated something they so inpolitely posted it in the manner in which you have?
What an intersting response to share with one of your community members based on your perspective of what I know and don’t know. It is unfortunate that you do not consider my participation as valued (based on your perspective and frustrations) like all members participation should be valued.
I do not consider my postings (many of which are based on research and experiences) as noise and as you know, not every post has to be responded to.
Sometimes it is simply sharing info with the community.
I will have to strongly consider as to whether to continue in this community when one of the moderators has let me know I contribute noise which is a non inclusive and non welcoming dynamic.
I shared this becayse I did a lot of reading last night about how ebay will be showing products to buyers on their new product pages. It will not be by seller or listings. It will be by best match and some listings/sellers will not even appear which will cause sales to drop.
This is the best match criteria ebay will be using to show shoppers products baed on their individual pages which AI is being used to accumulate data for and develop individual shopper pages.
Oh, thanks MyCottage.06/25/2018 at 11:15 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43548
How do you keep up with all of the platforms you are a part of?
Who is OP?
Nope, nothing I said is surprising or new.
I think the days of things selling quickly are gone unless it is a sought after item at the right price with the right shipping options. There is too much competition on and/off ebay and too many getting ready to onboard. I also think that the demand for new and the vendors able to provide new items is so high that the demand for pre-owned/used has declined. In supply and demand terms, I think we are going to see more of a supply of pre-owned/used items than there is a demand for them and due to the current political leadership engaging in a trade war and even causing estrangement from allies, I think people’s willingness to spend is going to decrease and/or become very specific.
I do think relisting every 30 days may be the way to go for a while. I think making sure one’s pics are at a high level of quality (along with descriptions) would be very helpful when doing the relist instead of simply relisting the same listing over again.
I think the boost new sellers get is short lived unless every item they have is one buyers are looking for at the perfect price buyers want, so unless you are going to open a new store every 30 days, I do not think that is the way to go. I think the platform has become very convoluted with the rules eBay is enforcing but cannot keep up with due to their severe technical challenges that constantly serve as hinderances to selling.
06/25/2018 at 7:49 pm in reply to: Reading Between the Lines and Dealing with Equal "Best Offers" #43517
- This reply was modified 3 years, 12 months ago by AdventureE.
You said, “Over the weekend I purchased an old pair of binoculars in their original case that seemed like were probably worth more than the asking price. After a couple hours of online research I concluded that they were a pretty rare German World War II pair.” With your wording alone, I would not compromise on price unless you really need the money. It is possible that you underpriced it and you are getting offers from sellers who are going to flip it for an even higher price. I would offer that you leave it up, wait for the full price, and do some more research. If the item does not sell at full price in a week, you might want to send it to auction starting a little below your current asking price with a high Buy It Now price.
Ebay actually has the ability to bring listings that meet their criteria upfront. Let’s take for example the Promoted Listings. If it was working correctly, the items that are being promoted would come above the items that are not. Right now, that is not occurring and has not been for a while. If it was working correctly, based on what I have seen, many more sellers would participate. Right now, in some cases, it does not matter if you are a part of Promoted Listings because listings that are not promoted are coming above those that are. eBay tries a lot of stuff like this without solid footing and we are all left to figure out what is going on.
It’s not just about being at top. There are too many variables at play. Buyers do not always want to “search”. They want to find and check out as quickly as possible. Sometimes, this leads them to buy something they were not originally looking for because it has been presented to them and the price is right. I think the true search days are over with the push of “Now and immediate results”. With this in mind, due to the numerous sellers already on board and more onboarding every day, a results page is often bursting at the seams with offerings.
One of the keys with buyers is being able to grab and sustain their attention while also promoting them to visit often. New captures attention. New keeps people coming back. New keeps them “searching”. eBay says right at the top in their search bar SEARCH FOR ANYTHING.
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by AdventureE.
Not really T-Satt,
When you have bad something find the good something. Okay, the question I am exploring is – what are the other options? You do not have all the data but you do have the data of how long something has been sitting in your store, so regardless of the larger data, the question comes -Is there anything you can do (pictures, pricing, relisting) to sell that item. Stagnation will only lead to frustration while Forward motion is progression in action.06/25/2018 at 4:52 pm in reply to: Listing as auction trying to charge me 15 cent insertion fee…Grrr #43486
This was an issue a couple of weeks ago – a charge being incurred from creating a listing when it should not have been incurred. It may not have been fully repaired with all of the tech issues going on. A simple way to check is to create and submit a listing and then go into your account to see if the charge shows up.
To check, look on the left side where your name is at. Hover over your name. Go down to Account settings and click. A tab named My Account will open. Look down under Current Balance to the word View and the blue links titled All account activity, Fees, Credits,Payments and Refunds. Click on one or more of them to see your charges.
Good luck with relying on ebay’s numbers. They do not seem to be accurate on a consistant basis unless they want to call them accurate and then make judgements about them. In a perfect world, we would have accurate technologies giving us accurate numbers in order to make accurate well informed decisions. We do not live in that world inside of ebay. I mean look at the zeroes issue we just went through. For several days, as did other sellers, I had multiple listings drop from having a high number of views to having zero or a dash. If I was not a member of SL, I would not have known that the issue was larger than just my store. If I started making decisions just based on my store, it would have been a waste of energy and effort.06/25/2018 at 4:29 pm in reply to: Please pardon this rant about sellers who charge ABSURDLY high shipping rates. #43481
I do not think they are selling to sellers. I think they are playing on people thinking – I got it for such a low price, so paying the shipping is ok. In addition, many do not know what actual shipping costs, so they accept it because they think it is legit.
This really frustrates me when I am selling something similar and wanting to put the real price and the real shipping but know that buyers are seeing a skewed selling experiece because of those who engage in this practice. So, I simply put the real or average price and the real shipping and expect that either buyers will see the prices are about the same (or mine is lower) or expect that the other seller’s item will sell first leaving mine to help set the actual price standard and to be one of the few left or the only one available to buy.06/25/2018 at 4:23 pm in reply to: Please pardon this rant about sellers who charge ABSURDLY high shipping rates. #43480
what do you use to have low shipping rates?
Personally, I am trying to teach myself not to put stock in views but to ask Did it sell? No, why not? Can anything be improved?
If yes, great. Is there anything I learned or can learn to help make the next sale? If you have 500 views and the item hasn’t sold, then who cares about the views? As you said- our stores are not museums.