Archive for the 'Selling Policies' Category

Best Practices for eBay’s Best Match Score

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In order to encourage sellers to create one listing with multiple quantities, eBay has created a system where items have a carry-over “score”, which increases the Best Match search ranking. This score counts the number of unique buyers – The more unique buyers, the higher the carry-over score. In the past, Best Practices included creating [...]

Tidbits from the eBayVerse

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

A lot of changes are coming rapidly to the eBayVerse and everyone has an opinion. I’ve linked below to a few favorites that got my attention. Last week, while at Inc.500, I was reading a blog post by Brewsnews. There were sessions going on and the exhibit hall was pretty empty. When I read this [...]

eBay’s Fixed Price and Search – The Basics

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of confusion about the basic differences between the new eBay search and the new Fixed-Price format, so I thought I take a shot at answering some of the common questions. Where is my item displayed? The new search is broken down by ‘All Items’, ‘Auctions Only’ and ‘Buy-it-Now Only’ Tabs. [...]

Red Flag on Free Subtitles..

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

On October 1, eBay will begin offering the subtitle option free for items when you use free shipping. This promotion ends at the “end of the year” (which I am assuming is December 31st). I’m raising a big red flag on the use of this promotion. If you use auto-relist, have your items scheduled or [...]

eBay Search Changes—What you can do to react

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

At the end of July, eBay’s Jeff King announced the latest series of changes to the eBay finding experience. Significantly, eBay will be limiting the number of items available from a single seller in Search results in two ways: eBay will display only a single item from a seller even though the seller may have [...]

Keeping (up with) the Change

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

After attending several eBay conferences this year, visiting their offices, sitting on the eBay Developer Council and eBay Business Council, and generally getting insight into the pace of change we are led to expect from them, I’m reminded Marcus Aurelius once said, “The whole universe is change, and life itself is what you deem it.” [...]