Thursday, January 24, 2008

eBay Top Seller Summit - 2008

eBay will be holding its Top Seller Summit (eBay calls it The eCommerce Forum), on Tuesday the 29th of January. My guess is this will be a very interesting meeting. I'm not allowed to attend because I'm now considered the media (although eBay PR never returns my emails), but I hope to get some tidbits from my spies at the conference.

It is widely expected that eBay will announce the new fee changes at the forum, though someone with the user name "In The Know" posted on Ina Steiner's blog that eBay would announce the changes to the community on Friday via the announcements board. Anyway you slice it, its a good bet that we won't have to wait much longer.

At this point I am cautiously optimistic that the changes may actually work, though I see it taking up to 6 months. I know that I have been very critical of eBay over the last 2 years but I'm hopeful these changes are the first sign that eBay "gets it"

What I do know, is that the online seller, after several years at the back of the bus, may be driving the bus sooner than many people think.

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