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eBay Seller Sphere for Pro & Biz sellers

By Chris Dawson June 27, 2011 - 3:52 pm

eBay UK have just launched a new microsite – eBay Seller Sphere, which aims to keep business and professional sellers up to date with everything you need to know to run your business.

The site will cover the latest e-commerce news, as well as sharing information, resources and hints and tips about doing business on the eBay. The site already has a mix of eBay updates as well as more general news and is worth bookmarking for the future (Although it has to be said that bookmarking is a little outdated – I’m looking forward to the addition of RSS feeds and maybe a Seller Sphere twitter feed to make following the site easier.)

There’s no discussion functions on the site although there are links to the eBay discussion forums or of course you’re welcome to talk about stories on Seller Sphere on TameBay or in the TameBay forum.

It will be interesting to see how the site develops over the next month or so. The site doesn’t replace the eBay Announcement Board posts, but eBay Seller Sphere should be more relevant for professional eBay business sellers.

  • stuart
    10 years ago

    Sounds like eBay copying Tamebay?

    • paddy
      10 years ago

      Not just copying Tamebay, linking the Tamebay ebay book on the same page!

    • 10 years ago

      Aww come on – We’re not going to complain if they send us traffic are we!

      Thing is they can’t possibly copy TameBay because we say what we don’t like about eBay as well as what we do like 😉 However they *do* have better sources than us as they are the horses mouth.

  • 10 years ago

    Think I’ll stick with Tamebay.

  • northumbrian
    10 years ago

    so whats new
    still that geezer with the shocked look trying to tell us how to do multi listings
    10 day old news about canada post problems, some marketing dribble and waffle
    more useful if someone had bothered to find out canada post are actually up and running again today though will take some time to clear the back log
    we need news not marketing

    • northumbrian
      10 years ago

      Alan Sugar been setting tasks again we wonder

  • Gary
    10 years ago

    If the site is covering e-commerce news generally will they cover Amazon and Tesco Marketplace when it launches later in the year?

  • Gary
    10 years ago

    The big difference between this new eBay site and Tamebay is that Tamebay do not charge fees and eBay do.

    The new eBay feature is supported by fees and is one of the many examples of eBay bloatware that is being used or going to be used to justify fee increases.

    I would prefer eBay to return to basics, become lean and mean, cut out all the bloatware, and cut fees.

    What eBay are currently doing is spending my money developing functions designed to appeal to corporates which are of no use to somebody like me who wishes to offer a personal unique service.

  • board_surfer
    10 years ago

    Oh, they have a featured seller

    that’s never good.

    • 10 years ago

      Indeed.

      6. Are you a Top-rated seller? If yes, how has becoming a member of the Top-rated seller programme affected your business?

      Yes, we are a TRS and certainly think that this has helped the business greatly. Having the best customer service results in great sales and highest levels of discounts.

      Erm, your not a Top Rated Seller.

    • Gary
      10 years ago

      They have probably had communications issues in the last few weeks since eBay took over the message service, had scores of 1 or 2, and have lost TRS as a result.

  • John Pemberton
    10 years ago

    A really interesting site, clean and informative. Its a good move by ebay, and should be the central hub for all announcements and general selling related concise information. Its bookmarked 🙂

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