Getting eBay feedback - What is the best way?

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sarhuy
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25 Jul 12 05:40:21 am
I am considering on moving from an amazon store to ebay.

so i have a couple questions.

Should i purchase the ebay store?

does ebay still count your feedback as a buyer in your overall feedback when you list items?

will it work just as well if i use a regular ebay seller's account rather than an ebay store?


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richelle_salehoo
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25 Jul 12 11:32:08 pm
Hi Sarhuy,

Unless you have a good running seller's track on eBay and have sold there for at least a few months opening an eBay store upfront may not be so ideal.

Here's a guide of some sort to help you check if now is the right time for you to start an eBay store -

eBay's official recommendation on this is that sellers should not even think about opening a store until they have at least 25 or more listings on eBay at all times, but I would venture to go a bit further. Based on my 8 1/2 years of experience working at eBay and being an eBay Powerseller, I recommend that new sellers wait until they have been selling for at least 3-6 months on eBay as well, and until they are already generating at least $500 a month in sales.

Additionally, once you have met all of the above requirements, if you're still struggling with obtaining enough exposure for your listings and/or getting enough sales, you should hold off opening a store until you've made more progress in these areas.


You might also finding these guides helpful -

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I'm not entirely sure if your buyer feedback would matter as much as y our feedback score as a seller. Here are a couple of guides to help increase or improve your seller feedback -

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If this is your first time selling on eBay it might be best that you start out by listing products just like most sellers on eBay and progress from there as your sales progress too!

Hope this helps :) All the best!


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benwatto
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9 Aug 12 07:42:59 am
Hi Sarhuy,

I've been selling on eBay for a little while so I may be able to offer some help.

Non store holders can list 30 things a month with no listing fee, then its about $1+ ea. With a store its 20c for buy it now or 50c for an auction. You will still be charged a final value fee based on ur selling price with or without a store. When you're starting out you may only be listing 20 - 50 things/month, so this can be handy.

Pictures are now free for everyone. Store or no store.

A lot of the special features have been removed, such as featured listing and appearing on the home page.

As far as I can see all these recent changes make it easier for small or new sellers to compete, especially while we're trying to find our feet in the first few months. I sold without a store for about 5 months before I found a good product that gave me enough sales to justify it.

I would suggest you sell for 2 - 3 months without a store, then re-visit it.

Oh and feedback's feedback! Discerning buyers will be able to see how much of your feedback is for buying, but many just look at your score. As you can only receive positive feedback for buying its a good way to get a high score with 100%. I was maybe a little bit cheeky and bought 50 VERY CHEAP things in a short period to boost my feedback score. Sales went right up ;)

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benwatto
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14 Aug 12 06:34:44 am
I take it all back. This month eBay will be making it impossible for small or hobby sellers to sell with a store.

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fm1234
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15 Aug 12 10:27:46 pm
LOL, what did they do this time?


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richelle_salehoo
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16 Aug 12 03:29:06 am
Ben might be referring to the latest 'Best Match' search algorithm update released/implemented by eBay, as featured in one of Alice's blog's - Link hidden: Login to view which is sure to affect how new/small sellers get search rankings.

Cheers!


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benwatto
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16 Aug 12 07:06:15 am
As well as the changes to best match they have doubled the price to hold a store.

The reason they have given is to force small sellers to close their store. Not quite in those words, but yeh

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