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eBay's committed to announcing all the big seller-impacting (the stuff that changes your business and requires you to edit listings) changes in our twice-annual seller announcements. That isn't changing - we had our second one of 2012 in July.
That said, we are constantly evolving our marketplace to offer our customers a cleaner, more contemporary and consistent experience (such as our brand new logo here today.) We'll continue to communicate with all our users on a regular basis about changes to our brand policies and guidelines.
You'll start seeing the logo itself roll out on to the site in mid-October.
I think the new logo is 'cleaner' if you want to look at it graphically. The part in your reply about making the site more 'consistent' is the part small sellers notice, as our presence, although valued somewhat at this point for our fees, is somewhat dwarfed by the new corporate sellers (who also get preferential lower fees, and placement). Are we dinosaurs due to a shift by ebay's business plan? may be the real question small sellers are asking. just like the logo, it may be debatable whether that is necessary, but it won't be our actions or choice at that point, it will be Ebay's if they want to go for the blander "mall" shopping experience that is already available everywhere else on the web.
Until eBay, ebay, EBAY etc gets its collective act together and stops its jihad against sellers - the logo change is nothing more then lipstick on a pig.
Instead of taking the time to make meaningful reforms in how eBay, ebay, EBAY works - its meaningless.
Curb VERO - put a leesh on that puppy and at least get it to operate within US trade law(s). As it is, it generates more false DMCA violations than anyone else on this planet ..... LMAO "MC019 Picking Your Nose Violation" ... that one is as good as any of the other false/illegal ones they choose to send.
Remove/revoke the silly returns center. Sellers arent manufactorers. We dont warranty products unless they are DOA, and we cant bare the costs to do so. eBay, ebay, EBAY love manufactorers SO much (thanks NOAH) - let them deal with it. If eBay, ebay, EBAY wants to help with returns, let them partner with Squaretrade and watrranty all items sold by default for what ever time period eBay, ebay, EBAY is trying to force us to do now.
Get some control on Paypal and thier business of stealing funds from sellers based on chargebacks. "Seller Protection" should actually mean that and not come back to haunt sellers MONTHS later. Either be in the payments business or dont be - but dont do 1/2 a job. You dont see that happening with Amazon payments do you? (hint: no you dont).
Require IMMEDIATE payment. After its "IN Cart" you cant check out with out payment. STOP making us chase after your crooked buyers and messing up our inventories - to get YOUR deadbeat buyers to pay.
Theres PLENTY more - and a new logo doesnt cut it.
Ill gladly help you FIX eBay, ebay, EBAY for 1/2 of Noahs salary ...!
Thanks for your insights. eBay has been a home for sellers and small businesses for 17 years and counting. We’re very proud that shoppers can find virtually anything in the world on the site. That isn't changing at all.
We're committed to developing innovative new ways to help sellers of all sizes attract new customers and grow their businesses. We need to offer a consistent experience for buyers, but that doesn't mean we expect all our sellers to be the same in size, product offering, etc.