Update On eBay
Just wanted to write a quick update about my eBay account. In April, as promised, they removed all my listings that were weekly auctions, and they suspended my ability to list any new items on their platform.
So far, they have left my “buy it now” items alone; they are still listed. Their most recent email sent to me though states that if I do not give them all of my personal information, they will start removing the rest of my listings beginning June 15th.
I have checked into other selling platforms on the internet, and have found alternatives; all which have lower fees than eBay.
I’ve already been selling on Etsy for several years now. I’ve actually had more success on Etsy than I’ve had on eBay. Their fees are half of what eBay charges, and they’ve never requested the personal information that eBay is asking now of all their sellers.
However, Etsy does limit what you can sell on their platform to vintage items over 20 years old, hand-made items, and craft supplies. Some items I have simply don’t fit into any of those categories, which is when I would turn to eBay to list those items for sale.
I did check into Bonanza, and their fees are only 3.5%, which are lower yet than Etsy. I’m conflicted right now though of whether or not to list my items there, or if I will be better served putting my time and effort into my own WooCommerce site.
One way or another I intend to build my WooCommerce site, and right now I’m feeling that I might as well spend my energy on my own site, rather than listing my items on yet another site. I'm still conflicted though, so any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.