Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Looking for Diamonds!
Imagine being a large Diamond eBay Seller, that launches 800K listings and finds that a great many of them never got indexed in search, so their sales are down just like regular eBay sellers. I wonder how they reacted to the recent news from eBay about listings not being indexed.
Well yesterday, it looks like Buy.com took most of their listings down, only to launch new listings within hours. I would have loved to have listened in on that phone call from Buy to eBay.
With more Diamond sellers already on the site but not quite up to speed and new ones coming in the next couple of weeks, how do you think they will respond to eBay glitches?
My guess is that Buy.com is reevaluating their involvement with eBay. They had to double Customer Service to deal with the demands of the eBay marketplace, they are just as vulnerable as other eBay sellers to glitches, even with the lower fees they have to think that their Website sales and even affiliate sales have to be a lot less work for the money.
These new Diamond Sellers who are coming to the site, will find some of the same problems and I'm sure they will soon calculate the amount of work required into the ROI calculations and many of them may come to the same conclusion as regular eBay sellers, it just ain't worth it.
Just my 15%