Christa Quarles@TWP is hosting a call that’s probably of most interest to the Wall St. folks that read the blog, but I’m sure some sellers may like to hear it as well. We’ll be talking about the eBay changes announced earlier this week and I’ve invited two sellers to participate as well. One seller is from the media category and the other is more of a fixed-price type seller so we should have two good points on the fees/feedback and seller protection changes.
Details follow (sorry if the formatting doesn’t come across very well)
– ChannelAdvisor Conference Call
by TWP Media and Telecom Analyst Christa Quarles
Friday, February 1
11:00 AM ET
/ 8:00 AM PT
of the Call:
are hosting a call
with Scot Wingo the CEO of ChannelAdvisor and some of his merchants to
discuss the reaction to the eBay pricing changes that were announced on
Tuesday, January 29.
that we hope to have answered from a merchant perspective:
you increase your eBay budget now that insertion fees have decreased?
What percent of your budget did Amazon get in 2007 and do you expect that to
increase in 2008 even with the fee changes at eBay?
Given eBay’s fee changes will really centre on conversion rates, how have they
improved (or not) in the past year?
Do you feel the Best Match search is working sufficiently well to ensure
listing spam gets filtered out?
Would category based pricing be a good or bad thing for you?
Do you think the management changes will be a good thing for eBay? What are the
biggest changes you expect to see within the next 3-6 months?
If you were given the CEO role at eBay, what top three changes would you make?
ChannelAdvisor Corporation provides technology and services that
enable leading online retailers to maximise their products across multiple
e-commerce marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon.com and Overstock.com, comparison
shopping engines such as Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Nextag and Google Product
Search and search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN. In 2006,
ChannelAdvisor managed over $1.6 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) on
behalf of its customers. ChannelAdvisor solutions combine best practices,
on-demand software and integration technology to help retailers sell more
products, faster, by automating labor-intensive, manual functions so they spend
less time optimising campaigns and more time solving marketing and business
issues. ChannelAdvisor’s customers include GSI Commerce, Sears, Brookstone,
Abebooks and Motorola. ChannelAdvisor Corporation is headquartered in Research
Triangle Park, NC with offices in Atlanta, Seattle, the United Kingdom,
Australia and Germany. For more information, visit https://www.channeladvisor.com/.
Companies: Companies that we provide research coverage on that could
be discussed include eBay( EBAY), Google (GOOG) and Yahoo! (YHOO).
About the Analyst:
Christa Quarles follows Internet Services at Thomas Weisel
Partners. Previously, she was a summer Equity Research Analyst at
Morgan Stanley Institutional Investment Management, where she covered the Media
& Entertainment industry. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Vice
President at Merrill Lynch & Co., where she worked in the Fixed-Income
Research Department. Christa received a Bachelor of Science degree from
Carnegie Mellon University, where she was named Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of
Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.