eBay e-commerce forum live blogging Keynote I

January 29, 2008

Marketplaces ChannelAdvisor By ChannelAdvisor

In the previous post, I outlined the large number of changes that eBay is announcing todays.  In this series of posts, I’ll attempt to capture some of the nuances that come from a live announcement.

Most important is going to be audience reaction to the eBay fee changes.

John took the stage and thanked Pierre, Meg and Bill.

The announcement board posts on the changes are live.  The biggest change I didn’t capture in my first post is that store FVFs for the lowest tier are going from 10% to 12%.  Also for fixed-price listings, the first tier is free.

Here’s a quick guide for you:

JD talking about an eBay playbook. It’s been successful for the last 10yrs.  eBay was top ecommerce site in Q4 with 80m visitors.

But sometimes the world changes and if the game changes your playbook can be outdated, so you need to throw it out or look at bold new plays.