Are sales on eBay Up, Down, or Steady?

scream featHere at Tamebay HQ we’ve received a number of conflicting emails regarding the missing shop categories on eBay listings. The Listing Frame has been absent a month and some sellers are saying that it’s damaging their businesses.

David wrote to say “For the last couple of weeks there are thousands of reports of business seller on eBay, both big and small, reporting 90% drop in sales“. He added “It’s clear that something is wrong with eBay. They keep denying any problems but we all know that’s not true“.

However another seller, Andre also complained that the listing frame is still absent but told us “Interestingly enough our sales on eBay have been very good for the last two weeks, up about 30% compared to last month“.

It’s worth pointing out that for buyers using mobile platforms to access eBay the Listing Frame with shop categories wouldn’t be visible anyway.

With the clocks about to change this weekend, the evenings will be longer and people are likely to start enjoying evenings outside instead of cuddling up on the sofa with the eBay app on their iPad. It’s always worth remembering seasonality of selling, not to mention that we’re currently in the second half of the month with many people’s pay day still a week away.

So how are your sales? Are they up, down, or averaging around the level that you’d expect?