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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:06 am 
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Hi Guys,

Has anyone set up and use a ebay store regularly?

I looking at setting one up, but not sure if its worth all the fees.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:43 am 
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Ebay have recently changed their policy on charging for postage, which is weird and you have to adapt your prices to compensate for this !
I haven't recently set up a store although I have downloaded the contents of 1000's for work....

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:48 am 
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Why had you downloaded 1000's for work?

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:48 am 
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I often review the content of stores for work...

The postage thing is very annoying as it doesn't reflect actual costs.

I helped a mate set up a store a while back and it was not worth the fees unless you are selling mad volume

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:52 am 
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Yeh, mad volume isn't something I will be doing anytime soon!

My plan is/was to use it as a stepping stone into the market to gain some market share and drive business to my existing website.....eventually.

Thanks for the feeback

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:32 pm 
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Seems lots of people complain about the stores and you have to keep up a certain % of positive reviews and the 5 star review thingie or Ebay get stroppy.

Still guess people use it ok, pity there are not many alternatives. I'm not a fan of Ebay and especially Paypal but its hard to do without them.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:43 pm 
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Yeh it's a vicious circle. eBay has monopoly and no competition, so they can do what they like. Building commerce into my site is going to cost the better part of £500. So ebay is a logical consideration initially. But after looking into it more I may have to go ecommerce and work on SEO instead.

May be slower but I hate to feed the beast ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:13 pm 
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Do it via gumtree

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay store
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:36 am 
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Isnt Gumtree full of pyschos and murderers ? :)


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No that's Australia

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