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Oh, I should note that I do NOT get the extra Top Rated Seller discount (10%, is it? I’m not sure.) because of the fact that I have returns turned off.
Fortunately, I don’t sell clothing (though I do have a handful of shirts that have been sitting in my store for years now) or other high return items. On rare occasion, some electronic item or game I sell might not work properly, in which case I resolve the problem quickly and make the buyer happy. So far I’ve have good luck. Then again, my sales volume is much lower than yours and many other sellers.
Jay, I have returns off on all of my listings. That is, the box checked to not accept returns. And when people see my listings, it indicates “seller does not accept returns”.
I’m “Top Rated Seller” and have “no returns” on all of my items. So it does not seem to affect that status at all
That said, I always take care of customer issues immediately. If someone really wants to return something, I just ask them to send it back. So I still accept returns (granted, they could force a return even if I “disallowed” it). I just don’t advertise it, as not to encourage those buyers most prone to buying with returning as a plan B.
Definitely not paint by number. You can tell that even without the canvases being store bought. PBN has a very distinctive look (no blending/color gradients, all colors are painted in distinct “cells”).05/29/2019 at 10:49 am in reply to: Make "Mobile-friendly checker" automatic. Geesh. It's ridiculous. #62616
I always thought my listings looked fine too (I have a Samsung/Android). I don’t know what they’re “fixing”, but it definitely sounds to be something html-related. I never use html in my listings. So for them to find such “problems” that need fixing baffles me.
I’m wondering if they’re even genuine errors. If they are, they’re induced by their own system, which is even more baffling.
That’s very kind if you. I would certainly appreciate it and be sure to thank you again when/if you do!
Check out “Franchise Kicks” on YouTube if you want to see the kinds of loads you get from Amazon returns. It looks rough for the most part. Some good stuff, but mostly low dollar and destroyed crap. It looks like really tight margins, if any. A lot of the things he gets he has to sell in his second hand shop because they are low dollar items that you can’t even get the cost of shipping on Ebay.
Mightymeth, do you still have the Q2 coupon up for grabs? You didn’t update, but it’s been 2 weeks. I assume it’s gone, but if you still have it, I’d love to take you up on your offer. WoodworkerSteveFrench at Gmail.
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Jay, I don’t have free returns on any of my items (as far as I can recall), and I’m a Top Rated Seller. So I don’t think free returns is a factor for TRS status.
I’ve had good success with the “send offers to watchers” thing. Honestly though, I kind of worry it’s going to come back and bite us. As shoppers realize that “watching” is a way to get discounts, how many potential buyers will just “watch” instead?05/24/2019 at 9:45 am in reply to: Don't you love when thrift shops tell you what you can do with your own items? #62392
There’s a guy I saw in a thrift shop scanning books and CDs with a Bluetooth bar code scanner. Every time he scanned a bar code, his phone would chime. I assume he had it set to chime with a different tone if something scanned on Amazon above a certain price ouer ranking. In his case, you could see and hear that he was a reseller. And this was at one of the stores with a “No reselling” sign at the register (but the books and media are all on the second floor, out of sight of the register).
I too struggle with this. We have a “spare” bedroom filled with my eBay stuff… and part of the common living space. But half of the eBay storage room is filled with stacks of boxes of my personal crap, which I’ve been getting rid of as I can. A lot of it is what’s left of an enormous video gaming collection I’d built up over 20 years but have been weeding through and selling on eBay for the past 4.
I continue to source varied inventory so my store isn’t populated with only one category of item. I learn more and more – from sellers like Jay and Ryanne – that diversification is key.
Storing inventory (listed and not) and shipping supplies (which spill over into the living room and garden tub in our master bathroom) and still being able to actually get to items as they sell is a genuine challenge. My shelving is overfilled to the point where things are hidden behind other items. And I’m actively working on increasing the size of my store (again, per Jay and Ryanne) in between my writing jobs, so the concern is only growing.
Once our son goes off to college in two months, I may pull a majority of the crap out of the eBay room and buy or build a bunch more shelving. Then move things back into the room in a more organized manner. But, you know, “more organized” is easier said than done!
Sorry for the long ramble.05/21/2019 at 7:58 pm in reply to: Don't you love when thrift shops tell you what you can do with your own items? #62219
Yeah, “No dealers”. When I had my electronics store / repair shop, I wanted resellers and “dealers” to come in. If someone is willing to buy the entirety of some slow moving items (or just a decent quantity of merchandise in general), bring it on! The purpose of my store was to sell to anyone who would buy. And if they wanted to buy multiple items and haggle a bit, great. Get it gone so I can order fresh and make even more money.05/21/2019 at 11:27 am in reply to: Don't you love when thrift shops tell you what you can do with your own items? #62181
Jay, un-enforceable, yes. But if they wanted to be jerks about it I suppose they could “ban” you from shopping there, as some Walmarts and Targets have allegedly been known to do. Though that seems extreme, ridiculous and highly unlikely. Maybe they’d just give you the stink eye.