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Is it possible that ebay is dead right now ?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by reality250, Jul 23, 2022.

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    The first 6 months this year I was focussed on sales (while having my eBay store still) but now I put more effort, listed new paintings and can't believe no one is buying.
    I am asking myself what else I can do? Where can I found out where to list, online I came across art -price, where I will pay 400EUR per year to list.
    Where else I also can list besides Etsy ?
    Every help is appreciated.
    SEMrush
     
    reality250, Jul 23, 2022 IP
    SEMrush
  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    One word: amazon. Free returns? Free shipping? Yes, sir! It has taken business away from ebay, etsy, fb marketplace. Largely ebay has not changed over the past, I don't know, 20 years? Have you tried to sell with amazon? https://sell.amazon.com/
     
    qwikad.com, Jul 24, 2022 IP
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    cronik Well-Known Member

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    Ebay, Mercari, OfferUp, Amazon, Whatnot. Selling directly through IG/FB. There are more ways than ever to sell your art.
     
    cronik, Jul 24, 2022 IP
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    Gamerseo Greenhorn

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    Right, amazon is a really big competition.
     
    Gamerseo, Jul 24, 2022 IP
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    Gadgetz1 Peon

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    Right, Amazon is a major competitor.
     
    Gadgetz1, Jul 25, 2022 IP
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    MargoFarrel Greenhorn

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    Yes, I agree, Amazon has many difficulties!
     
    MargoFarrel, Jul 25, 2022 IP
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    AyaanAg Active Member

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    Try creating a webpage, do some basic local adverts and try selling your artwork.
     
    AyaanAg, Jul 25, 2022 IP
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    Peter Reinhard Greenhorn

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    Absolutely not. You get great traffic on ebay. The only problem is ebay doesn't really have any customer support so you have to watch carefully you don't get scammed. Basic things like check buyer “feedback left for others” and Google search address if it looks funny. If you take some precautions ebay can be great.

    If you are a us seller dont even think about shipping internationally.
     
    Peter Reinhard, Jul 26, 2022 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    I was an eBay PowerSeller about 15 years ago. Had about 20,000 customers over 3 years. I watched two major things happen with them: 1.) they were overrun with Chinese manufacturers who were listing competitive items for $.01 (to drive out honest competition) and, 2.) eBay took an anti-seller, pro-buyer attitude to extremes like I had never seen. We pulled out after months of fighting both of these changes and stayed away for a few years. I did check back once (still quite a few years ago) and nothing had changed.

    We were invited by Amazon (back when you had to be invited to sell on their platform) due to our eBay PowerSeller status, but only did it half-heartedly because we started to focus more on the B2B market for our products. Sold a little, but not much and they were fine to work with and, of course, back then it was by invitation only, so there were none of the shady Chinese manufacturers on the platform.

    As a buyer, I go to Amazon first and only if I cannot find something there, do I consider eBay as a source, these days.
     
    jrbiz, Aug 5, 2022 IP
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    roald002 Peon

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    In my opinion, ebay is dead, unfortunately it is not as popular as other ebay-like sites, but this is just my opinion, I don't know about other people
     
    roald002, Aug 7, 2022 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I am still doing quite ok in ebay selling trading cards and stamps. I don't think it it dead. In fact, a large part of my business still comes from Ebay
     
    wisdomtool, Aug 8, 2022 IP
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    rick41 Peon

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    I don't think it's dead, maybe fewer people use it, but it's still coping and I think it will stay that way
     
    rick41, Aug 10, 2022 at 10:45 AM IP