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Where is the store search bar?

It seems recently stores have changed, including mine, and I can no longer find any search bars to search within anyone's store?

 

Was there some kind of update I missed or an option I haven't ticked somewhere? It seems ridiculous to have a store with thousands of listings which you can't easily search. Help appreciated.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to card-and-trinket
It's now at the top of the store's page
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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to card-and-trinket
I actually like it this way. Hopefully more unifo across stores on how to search. Sometimes there is a store without search.
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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to djavusydney

For anyone who lost their search bar on their store:

 

Manage my store > Listing Frame >  (tick) Store Search box

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to card-and-trinket

it's okay - I went to your store and I can see the search button.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

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@curraone wrote:

it's okay - I went to your store and I can see the search button.



I can't.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to kopenhagen5

I can Kopes it's up in the search bar.

 

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to card-and-trinket

but what about where it used to have "see other items"(now visit store) and you went in and could search by the list down the left of the screen "completed' "sold" ect.

 

now you have to go in thru the user id and items for sale?

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to padi*0409

Thanks padi, missed that one..........................as you were. Smiley Embarassed

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

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@padi*0409 wrote:

I can Kopes it's up in the search bar.

 

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I noticed that too but, as per usual with changes, when I used it, the search defaulted to a general search of eBay and was NOT limited to the store.

 

That seems to have come good today but I think we'll have to keep an eye on it.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to tennis_store

@tennis_store wrote:

but what about where it used to have "see other items"(now visit store) and you went in and could search by the list down the left of the screen "completed' "sold" ect.

 

now you have to go in thru the user id and items for sale?


This is driving me bonkers. Smiley Mad

 

Especially when it's a large store with a custom template but without normal store categories to use to navigate - anchor stores can also remove the search bar at the top entirely, so getting to an actual list of items in order to conduct a category or keyword search with a specific seller is now a real PITA. 

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to dazzledayz

@dazzledayz wrote:

@padi*0409 wrote:

I can Kopes it's up in the search bar.

 

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I noticed that too but, as per usual with changes, when I used it, the search defaulted to a general search of eBay and was NOT limited to the store.

 

That seems to have come good today but I think we'll have to keep an eye on it.


When you've looked at the item, use the back arrow.

 

That way you're still searching the same store.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to imastawka

Don't like it at all. Used to be a lot more simple, and intuitive with the info down  LH side and then being able to search from there. Unfortunately I think we have to just go with it.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to glenbankloel
There are other problems they need to iron out too. I set my store to away and put a message in but it's a bit lost amongst all the code if I do it the way I really want it (bold, large print, centred). I previewed the message and it shows okay because it shows my old store format, but that's not how it looks in real life.

I just wish they'd fix all the glitches they cause when they bring in something new. I hate the new store format because it's so hard to find the normal list of seller's other items. I rarely search a seller's items, or even view them, via their store.
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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to brerrabbit585
Sometimes I wonder whether ebay want buyers to be able to find things. I used to buy a lot more when they had the old search engine and you could use the * for a wildcard search, eg. if you put in cross* it'd bring up all listings with cross, crossed, crossing, etc, in the title. When they removed that it was almost impossible to find the sort of things I used to buy so I gave up.

With the current search engine you can do a search and some items that should come up, and that you know definitely do exist, don't show at all. Making stores harder to search is definitely a step backwards!!!
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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to imastawka

@ Stawks - Doesn't take away from the fact that we no longer have an internal store search function.

  • I can see buyers getting very sick of hitting the back button very quickly indeed.

@ Glen - I agree, a totally egregious change designed to drive buyers back to general search.

 

@ Brerrabbit - I agree, they seem to be trying to drive the site into the ground.

  • Change for the sake of change.
  • Nobody wants to have to relearn site usage every other week or so.
  • Inadequate implementation testing so far too many bugs (that take ages to fix, if ever).
  • Constantly making life harder for users is not conducive to leisurely browsing so shorter visits.
  • Making search more limited and difficult is just plain counterintuitive.
  • Removal of features buyers like yourself have learned to use and found useful just disaffects people.

I could go on and on but it makes no difference; we'll get what we're given and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

Some "partnership"!

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to dazzledayz

I understand the problem for most stores, but I'm in collectables.

 

I have an established return buyer base, plus newbys arriving all the time.

 

As long as I have categories listed on the left hand side, they know where to look.

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Re: Where is the store search bar?

in reply to imastawka
I personally use the back button as little as possible. I'm more inclined to open listings in a new tab by clicking on the mouse wheel, then I can compare two or three items at once without having to go back and forward all the time. When I've finished I just close the extra tabs.

With the new system I'd have to do one keyword search in a store, open the listings I want, hit Back, then do my next search. It's an extra step and just plain inefficient!