Cross Promotions disappear from eBay UK

CATEGORY: News

eBay UK sellers may have noticed this morning that their cross-promotion connections with other sellers have disappeared. eBay did announce the removal of this feature from the .com back in May, but have made no corresponding announcement about .co.uk.

According to eBay, the feature saw “very low usage” and hence was removed. Without traffic figures, it’s difficult to argue with this, but cross-promotions were certainly popular amongst sellers. The question now is what will replace them: with third-party advertising appearing elsewhere on the site and underneath hit counters on the .com site, one has to wonder if it’s also going to appear on top of your paid-for auctions.

7 Responses

  1. ………as it happens, we are in the process of writing the scripts for a nice slick cross promote gallery, I am pretty sure we can do it so that seller A can create a gallery for seller B, as well as auto add that gallery for seller B to the auctions of seller A

  2. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm ?

    So it was OK when eBay provided the functionality, but now not OK if the ‘lost’ functionality is provided by a third party service ?

  3. …….going to set it up that way any way thinking about it, as the same seller (person), may have more than one eBay ID and wish to promote their secondary selling ID from the auctions of theor primary selling ID and vice-versa 😉

  4. So it was OK when eBay provided the functionality, but now not OK if the ‘lost’ functionality is provided by a third party service ?

    Correct. That part of the links policy was never changed even while cross-promos were functioning.

Comments are closed.

RELATED POSTS..

News-UK

eBay and News UK team up to push targeted content

overstock

Overstock.com takes $1m Bitcoin payments in 2 months

Paralympic-Torch-on-eBay

London 2012 Paralympic Torch for sale on eBay

Brightpearl

38 Tips to help you make more money on eBay

London-2012-Olympic-Flame-lighting-ceremony

London 2012 Olympic Torches attract £100k bids on eBay

ChannelX Guide...

Featured in this article from the ChannelX Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business.

Latest

Take a look through a selection of the latest articles on ChannelX

Register for Newsletter

Receive 5 newsletters per week

Gain access to all research

Be notified of upcoming events and webinars