The Voice of Online Marketing | MEDIA KIT | NEWS TIPS
The latest practical news and developments at the intersection of search, email,
social media, mobile marketing, web analytics, online advertising, ecommerce and more.
Marketing News on Twitter Interactive marketing RSS newsfeed
Advertisement
Advertisement
MARKETING JOBS

eBay Wakes Up, Smells Coffee, Recommits to Users for New Year


eBay homepage meets Flash

eBay has announced it will dedicate itself to improving the user experience in 2008.

And it's getting a head start on this resolution: The homepage just received its first makeover since 1999.

To reinforce its long-dormant commitment to users, eBay is also adding a rating system that rates seller shipping costs, which began gathering from users last year.

Many sellers profit by drawing buyers in with low starting prices, followed by exorbitant shipping costs — something buyers oft neglect to check during the bidding process.

Shipping cost ratings will also be integrated into the search algorithm, so high-priced shippers don't show up in the first page of data.

Search

Related Topics

Advertisement
Related stories:

Subscribe to MarketingVOX|News

Latest interactive marketing news Latest media planning news & facts Latest marketing data & research