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Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

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Has anyone seen the new listing layout.

 

I went to one listings and nearly fell off my seat and smashed my monitor.(see pic below).

 

How much more difficult is ebay trying to make sellers to make sales.

 

In this last year they have added

  • A large square ad under your details

 At the bottom of your listing 

  • People who bought this item also bought Ads
  • See what other people are watching Ads
  • Sponsored Links Ads

All the above has the potential to take away a buyer away from your product.

 

Now they added an new panel called "People who viewed this item also viewed"

Placed above the fold and  between your photo, buy it now and your description of your product.

 

This is the most blaunted thing Ebay has done to ruin a seller a chance to making a sale.

 

Not only is it highlighting your opposition products but if clicked on, takes away your potential customer and sale away from you

 

How do you feel about this... losing sales not because the customer didn't want you item but because they got hijacked away.

 

As my mother said "you never get anything for free." Is this the price a seller has to pay because of the free listing?

 

I would rather they say to us.. pay 1% on my FV fees and not have any ads in my listing.

 

But wait.. their answer will be "we want ebay customers to have an enjoyable buying experience"

 

Bye ALL because for the next statement I making is sure to ban me from ebay.and this post will be deleted.

 

 

 

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to valdoe

you have only just seen this?  its been that way for many weeks now ...  no different to advertising in the newspaper / magazine, you have your advert on the same page as many others,

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to putney32

It's a major no no in the media. Sure your ad may be on the same page as other advertisers, but not LIKE advertisers.

For instance you don't have Coles and Woolies on the same page or even double spread. Likewise on TV or radio, you don't put like business's in the same ad break.

They get very snickety and pull all their advertising.

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to kizbear

They get very snickety and pull all their advertising.

 

So you are also free to get very snickety and pull your listings. Nobody is forcing you to use ebay and they have an absoute right to display whatever content they want on their pages, you agree to that when you sign up.

 

A large part of ebay's revenue comes from advertising and I would rather they sold advertising space than raise their fees. I work on the assumption that the majority of buyers are like me and zone out the external advertisements and only look at the listed item.

 

People have been complaining about the advertising for years and it has done nothing but increase so wasting time complaining about it rather than concentrating on improving your selling technique is not a cost effective use of time.

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to phorum_junkie*

Phorum you must be a Ebay lover.

 

"A large part of ebay's revenue comes from advertising and I would rather they sold advertising space than raise their fees. I work on the assumption that the majority of buyers are like me and zone out the external advertisements and only look at the listed item."

 

Sorry but the majority of their revenu comes from selling products and not advertising. Ebay has now moved to the level of GREED.

 

My wife has gone made her listing Easy to read, made her listing appealing to customers and show we care.  She has tuned her lisiting  the most cost effective to maximise her profits while keeping cost down.

 

Sorry but what I consider Ebay has done is graffiti all over her pages.. and ebay wants to make money on advertising then put it all down the bottom..

 

Yes, people have been complaining for years and hopefully one day ebay will see reason. Not complaining does not make change. 

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to valdoe

I work on the following assumption - that although other sellers' items appear on my listing page, there will be links to my listings on other sellers' listings  i.e. eBay promote my item to potential buyers on listings that are similar to mine.

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to k1ooo-slr-sales

There are no ads for other seller's items in any designer stores and sites for department stores .

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to phorum_junkie*

phorum_junkie* wrote:

. I work on the assumption that the majority of buyers are like me and zone out the external advertisements and only look at the listed item.

 

Ebay must know different or they would not put the ads there.


 

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to jameshouseofstyle

That is exactly what I am talking about , duh... designer stores on EBAY, as well as dept stores, large US ones

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to phorum_junkie*

Says phorum: 

 

So you are also free to get very snickety and pull your listings. Nobody is forcing you to use ebay....

 

And if your employer is screwing you, you're free to quit, if the WA govt is screwing you, you're free to move east.

 

We're also free to be disgusted with the degeneration of eBay and speak our minds. If you don't like that you're free to move to somewhere like the US where free speech has gone even further down the tube.

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to beadsandweeds

When you buy an ad in the newspaper, you buy a certain amount of space and even if there are hundreds of ads around yours, there isn't any other advertising in the space you've paid for. If any part of eBay can be compared to classified listings in the newspaper, it's the search results rather than individual listings.

 

Sadly, however, by using eBay and agreeing to the T&Cs, you agree that eBay own the listing space whether you pay for the privilege of using it or not, and that they can carve it up as much as they like to insert advertising. If you pay for listing an item, you're also paying for eBay to have more advertising space.

 

Individual websites have little things like "people who viewed or bought this item also bought....", the difference is they're only linking to what they themselves have for sale. I haven't really made up my mind about eBay doing it - pretending that the site isn't made up of many, many individual sellers who have no interest in advertising their competitors listings, nor having their competitors advertise theirs, that is - but at the very least if someone clicks on the link it should open a new tab. 

 

There's also the issue that such a "feature" is manipulable, to a degree. 

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to digital*ghost

If you don't like that you're free to move to somewhere like the US where free speech has gone even further down the tube.

 

Why would I do that, I much prefer living in the UK!

 

Talking about free speech why are you allowed to express your opinion but I am not allowed to disagree with you?

 

As for being a lover of ebay! I don't ascribe any emotion to ebay, it is a tool I use for buying and selling items. If I can buy cheaper/better there then I will use it. If I can sell more items at a higher price then I will use it. If either of those cease to be true then I will go elsewhere.

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

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in reply to k1ooo-slr-sales

NO NO NO these links are designed to take your sales away and give them to the super sellers try clicking them and you will see!! YOU WILL ALSO SEE THIS DOES NOT APPEAR IN SUPER SELLERS LISTING PAGES!! > People who viewed this item also viewed< THESE MUNGRLE DONT GIVE A CRACKER WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO PEOPLES LIVELY HOODS AND RUINED PEOPLES LIVES!! MY SALES HAVE PLUMMITED AND SO WILL YOURS!!! I am cleaning up my listing finish last stock and get the heck out of this waste of time place!! Its Pathetic!!

 

AND WHAT MAKES ME SICK IS THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WONT PICK UP THE **bleep** PHONE AND COMPLAIN!! IF ENOUGH PEOPLE DEMAND THIS STOP IT WOULD!! YOU FORGET PEOPLE WE PAY FOR THAT SPACE THATS OUR GWARD **bleep** SPACE!! WE ALSO PAY FOR A STORE AND PAY MORE TO KEEP STUFF IN OUR STORE EVERY MONTH!! SO GET ON THE PHONE AND OPEN YOUR MOUTHS PLEASE!! Man Mad

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to party_stuff_online
WE DON'T HAVE TO STAND FOR THIS!!
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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to beadsandweeds

Nah, not the US, but whence she came, all the same.

 

 

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to valdoe

bm62 wrote:

If you check phorum junkies feedback there hasn't been feedback left in nearly 4 years.

Not an ebay lover by the looks of it, just another troll.


Wrong bm62, that is PJ's posting ID, and is used to help people on these forums.

 

A troll????? NO, just another member, like you.

 

BTW it's not a crime to have more than one eBay ID...............................

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to padi*0409

And the thread is seven months old.

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to party_stuff_online

party_stuff_online wrote:
WE DON'T HAVE TO STAND FOR THIS!!

True.

 

At the top of the page, where it says "People who viewed this item also viewed", there is a question mark symbol.

 

If you mouse-over it, a little speech bubble pops up which contains a link to "Learn More" about cross-promoting items.

 

Click the learn more link and you will arrive at an eBay help page. I will copy/paste the most relevant information here...

 

Cancelling cross-promotions

If you want to cancel your cross promotion:

  1. Go to My eBay.

  2. Move your cursor over  the Account tab until you see the pull-down menu.

  3. Select Marketing Tools.

  4. Select the No check box near the top of the page. Your selection applies to all of your active listings.

Your items will still be shown on pages and emails directly related to your listings, and other sellers' items won't be displayed in your listings.  

 

 
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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to davewil1964

davewil1964 wrote:

And the thread is seven months old.


Dave, I just got **bleep** off that a new member had a go at PJ,

 

Hey, we all know that PJ can be confronting sometimes, but the advice that's given is by her and older members is worth its weight in gold.

 

 

 

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Oh, 7 months old post dave...................FMD.................

 

 

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Re: Check out what ebay doing to sellers and their listings

in reply to padi*0409

padi.0409.0409 wrote:

bm62 wrote:

If you check phorum junkies feedback there hasn't been feedback left in nearly 4 years.

Not an ebay lover by the looks of it, just another troll.


Wrong bm62, that is PJ's posting ID, and is used to help people on these forums.

 

A troll????? NO, just another member, like you.

 

BTW it's not a crime to have more than one eBay ID...............................


Here's the original from bm62, since the first post was killed..........................

 

Sigh............................

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