The Financial Times has sellers complaining about feedback and fees and threatening to strike indefinitely… I’m sure I’ve heard that story somewhere before.
Don Reisinger says that the only thing saving eBay is lack of competition. I had some sympathy for his argument until he started having a go at Buy It Now; nearly half of eBay’s sales are BIN these days. Auction sites are old hat, and eBay needs to move forward, not back.
John Jansch from Duct Tape Marketing recommends PayPal as “a serious ecommerce tool”. As indeed it is; what a long way its come since people used to say that offering PayPal on your website made you look like an amateur.
GeekCast talks to Will Martin-Gill, senior manager of internet marketing for eBay, about changes to the affiliate program. In particular, will there ever be an affiliate program for signing up new affiliates?
Craig Newmark, founder of Craig’s List, talks about eBay’s 25% stake, monetising online community, and US recession. [Warning: Sarah Lacy is possibly even more annoying here than she was talking to Mark Zuckerberg.]