Foreign media reported that this week, eBay began to publicly display the sales volume of third-party sellers. Any consumer in the world can see this data on eBay sellers' store homepage.
However, Lanhaiyiguan learned that eBay did not inform the seller of this practice in advance, so the seller was completely unaware, which caused a lot of confusion and confusion, as well as the seller's concern about privacy.
What's the problem with eBay showing the seller's sales to consumers?
The first is the privacy issues that many sellers are concerned about.
Some sellers believe that eBay infringesFinancial privacyConsumers don't care how many products an eBay store sells in one day, 30 days, or a year, nor do they need this data.
secondly,This approach of eBay does not seem to cover all sellers.
For example, the shop homepage of CPO Outlets, a major seller of eBay certified refurbishment products, did not display sales data.
Hanes Brands Outlet, another eBay seller, also uses its own customized store template.
Of course, there are also many sellers forced to display the sales volume of the store. For example, the eBay store named "Google" (selling Google products), whose home page shows the sales volume - "179K Items Sold (179000 products have been sold)".
A seller said, "Yesterday only showed the number of fans and reviews, and today added" sales "data. Now the world knows how many products I sell."
Third,EBay sometimes displays sales, sometimes displays sales, and no time is indicated.
Lanhaiyiguan has learned that the "Google" store as an example above actually displayed "179K Sold" at the beginning of the store's homepage, and then changed to "179K Items Sold" two days later. The difference between the words means completely different, one is sales and the other is sales volume.
According to the feedback, some sellers are shown the sales volume of the store, while others are the sales volume of the store.
In addition, eBay did not indicate when these sales or sales occurred, or how long the data was accumulated, last month? Year to date? How about the sales volume since eBay Store was set? Or since entering the eBay platform?
Some sellers reported that their store homepage displayed "13K Sold", but this figure did not match the sales of last month or last year. If it meant sales, they could hardly believe that they had sold so many products. Could it be that sales started several years ago?
Some sellers may be able to speculate, but consumers have no way to know.
Some sellers believe that whether to display the sales volume or sales volume of the store should be decided by the sellers themselves. eBay can provide a "show" or "not show" option.
How did eBay respond?
A seller asked eBay about this question at a weekly online meeting.
EBay's response to this is:
1. To clarify, this figure shows the seller's sales on eBay platform
2. This is the independent sales volume of each sales account, not the comprehensive sales volume of all accounts of a single seller
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