Yeah! Free from the yoke of being an ebay seller
For the last few months, ever since ebay announced it's latest "improvements" for us ebay sellers, I have been working daily to clear my inventory off of ebay. Their marketing sweet words were deviously crafted to say that we would get "volume discounts" and this was what "we had been asking for" ... but for those of us who took the time to work the numbers, it was pretty clear that unless you were some kind of sugar daddy with deep pockets and a Titanium seller to boot, you were going to end up paying more and more fees to ebay. Again.
So today I finally managed to clear up all my inventory off of ebay (so that my local stock control database is up to date) and:
* canceled my ebay store subscription (whose monthly fees are also going up with ebay's new "improvements")
* cancelled my Selling Manager Pro subscription
and I am FREE!
I do confess that I still have a couple of auction items running on ebay but no store. Which is where the killer fees are from hereon in. My ebay fees at one stage were in the thousands per month and that was really hard to take. With their latest "improvements", it would have turned me into a charity - me paying "charity" to ebay and working like a dog.
As you can tell, I am happy to be away from ebay now.
Another confession: I have "left" ebay before following their multiple controversial behaviour in the last few years. But like a sick dog, I always returned. But this time, I am quite determined that this is my final farewell.
And as it turned out, in the intervening years, some sites have grown and flourished. And I have joined them by opening an Etsy store and an ArtFire store. And I have yet to read or hear from anyone about how disgruntled they are with the management of either of those 2 big outlets. Fingers crossed.
Ta-ta for now from a contented ebay leaver :)
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