Slow sales after eBay update in April 2018

by livfc
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Hello guys,

I'm dropshipping on eBay for about 2 years now. Everything was running smoothly with a progress every month until this April. After the last eBay upgrade (store and catalog) I started losing sales. I have a great drop of something around 50%. Do you experience the same?

I've tried a couple of fixes but nothing helped till now:
1) Changed shipping from address to be the same as the one on the listings
2) Made all listings promoted with 1%
3) Change the promoted listing percentage to 3-5.
4) Add a lot of product to the buybox

While I still keep listing new items on daily basis and removing the ones which does not sell. No results till now. Actually I'm starting to wonder if I will manage to beat the problem?

Do you have any other suggestions on how to get the sales back to normal?
#2018 #april #ebay #sales #slow #update
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Have you checked to see if any new competitors have arrived in the market? Or whether an existing competitor has upped their game?
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    • Profile picture of the author livfc
      Yes. I have around 1000 items and made a regular sales before they released the update. After that the sales dropped and I have no sales on items which were selling regularly before that.
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    • Profile picture of the author livfc
      They changed the store subscription plans and they introduced the product catalog along with a buybox. Obviously there is also a change in the search algorithm - Cassini - as there can't be such big loss of sales and visits.
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Originally Posted by livfc View Post

        They changed the store subscription plans and they introduced the product catalog along with a buybox. Obviously there is also a change in the search algorithm - Cassini - as there can't be such big loss of sales and visits.
        Well, unless global demand for your products has suddenly dried up, someone is successfully selling them. Try using eBay's sold listings search for the same or similar items and see what the sellers are doing differently to you.
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        • Profile picture of the author livfc
          Thanks for the replies Frank but I don't think that it could happen suddenly for 50% of my products. I have days with 2-4 sales which is a lot of regress.
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          • Profile picture of the author Excel Fields
            I can attest almost nothing is selling now. You could list hundreds of items for free. Now it's only 50. Could be the beginning of the end for this platform.
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      • Profile picture of the author johnlandon
        Thanks for letting us know about the changes. It helped a lot.
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