Monday, September 15, 2008
Are You Ready to Rumble?
Tomorrow begins a new chapter in the life of eBay sellers in the US, as the new 30-day Fixed Price listing makes its debut. Are you ready?
Sellers have been working diligently on their listing strategies in the face of this new listing format, but there is much uncertainty. My suggestion is to take this gradually so you can modify your strategy as you see what works and what doesn't.
I worry that commodity product sellers will just throw everything into core to see what sticks. Remember you aren't Buy.com or one of the new Diamond sellers coming on board soon -- you still pay listing fees. Because you pay listing fees, conversion still matters.
My guess is the media category will be flooded with product from the big sellers, hoping to stake their claim on CORE. Once one big guy does it the others will have to follow. This is certainly going to be interesting to watch.
My suggestion to everybody out there, is take the next 30-days to learn how things work and come mid-October you will have the right strategy to have a successful Q4. Hopefully there will be enough demand on the site for all of you.
Just my 15%