eBay Sales

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  1. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 9 years ago

    On the eBay account page there are some columns such as RPM, Views, Sales and Revenue.

    The numbers displayed in the sales column, do they mean that some one has bought something from ebay though my link or are they just clicks? I they are just clicks why not state clicks instead of sales?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ebay is a hard one to figure. I do believe that those reflect the actual sells that were made after a click. Of course we get no revenue from the sales, just the clicks as far as I can understand.

      If, in fact, we just get paid for clicks, then they should just show clicks, lol.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      eBay used to pay commission on sales, so it's not that silly. 

      Unfortunately, they now have a complicated system of payment called Quality Click Pricing.  So you're paid on clicks, but what you get paid depends on how good the "quality" of your clicks are.

      What that means is, if you're sending lots of clicks from people who don't ultimately buy, your percentage drops and you get less per click.  If most of your clicks result in sales, your percentage goes up and you get more per click.

      This is why I'm so disappointed HubPages took over the eBay program.  When we each had our own eBay accounts, we could each make sure our ads were well-chosen and likely to result in sales.  Now, we're all lumped in together, we're probably suffering from other people who may be sending non-buying traffic.

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that Marisa, that cleared things up a bit. I have been earning a few dollars so now I understand.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image92
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure I explained it very well.  I use a program called phpBay on my own blogs, so I use eBay a lot, but I still don't fully understand how eBay arrives at its payment figures.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Marisa do you think, that our CPM varies depending on every hubber? Don't we all have different id's? However, I had a larger CPM when I had just 10 sales in 3 months. Now when I'm getting sales almost everyday, the CPM is fallen to almost nil!

            1. Marisa Wright profile image92
              Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              We used to have different ID's when we each used our own eBay affiliate program.  Not now.  So the CPM can't vary per Hubber as far as I can see.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Hmm, but on the settings page I have an affiliate code. I'm guessing it's different for everyone. Because, unlike the HP Ad Program, you have to be accepted into the eBay program by the eBay staff. If it were the HP code that we use, I guess HP would let everyone use it.

                1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                  Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  I still have an affiliate code showing on my account page, but I think it's my old one, from the days when we used our individual account.  If so, it doesn't mean anything.

                  You don't need to be accepted into the eBay program by eBay staff now. It's part of the HP Earnings Program.  You apply to HubPages.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh! I didn't know that...

      2. Dale Hyde profile image86
        Dale Hydeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Always good to learn how it was prior to my arrival to HubPages. Thanks Marisa.

  2. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 9 years ago

    I thought that the CPM for the clicks was based on the number of sales. But, the number of sales increased and my CPM crashed by 50%!!

    1. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have ceased to try and understand Ebay. I make a few dollars here and there with them over time. Not enough to try and figure it all out, lol. At least Amazon takes me to my affiliate page and I can see that a compact fridge was bought by someone after clicking my review hub and I made a small Amazon commission.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  3. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 9 years ago

    Thanks guys. I thought we got a commission for eBay sales....silly me hmm

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No we don't, I wish we did! For some reason I get more sales on eBay than Amazon, maybe because they have a 30 day thing rather than amazons 24hr period.

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I get more ebay sales but I do get Amazon clicks. Now I am wishing that Amazon paid like eBay so I could pick up a few cents there as well.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I got 90 Amazon clicks this month but 0 sales... That's a bit surprising. Previous months were better and I've not added any new hubs or changed anything just that people aren't buying this time.

          1. Cardisa profile image91
            Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I only got 28 clicks this month but I don't have a lot of hubs with Amazon capsules and I don't really write hubs specifically for Amazon items, well neither for eBay. I only got 4 clicks on eBay this month...lol

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              smile I got 10 clicks from eBay yesterday alone. I was surprised though as I get just 2 -3 each day. But, the amount I received for those clicks was less than what I received for just 1 click 2 weeks ago. But, I'm also getting eBay plenty of sales. I'm not happy with them. I guess I'll replace eBay with amazon on those particular hubs to see how they do. I'm going to join Randy I guess and get eBay off permanently.

              1. Cardisa profile image91
                Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Brandon, what do you mean get eBay off permanently?

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  Replace all my eBay capsules by Amazon as those hubs are getting sales smile

                  1. Cardisa profile image91
                    Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh,  I thought you would replace the Amazon with eBay since the eBay pays per click and Amazon doesn't get paid per click, but if you get Amazon sales the commission will pay more than the clicks I guess.

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 9 years ago

    This is the first month I have received more sales on ebay than Amazon. Yet I know the commission rate is vastly different.sad

  5. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 9 years ago

    The eBay report is showing me what items were clicked on my hubs and I must say I am surprised to see a very irrelevant item clicked on. I don't understand since I obviously did not place a dog collar on my jerk seasoning hub....makes no sense.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What about a fridge on a tomato fertilizing hub? big_smile

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol That's funny too.....I don't undertsand because I have only jerk seasoning capsules on those hubs!

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I have just compost capsules smile eBay keeps the cookies for a month so any sales after people click through your capsules results in sales for you. Provided they don't click another referral first - I guess smile Amazon on the other hand has a cookie period of just 24 hrs which is really bad.

          1. Cardisa profile image91
            Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            So if the person clicks then goes back and buys something else I get paid? BTW what time is it in India? And I just realized I am not following you.....sheesh!

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Its 1am now smile Got a study holiday tomorrow as my finals are going on. Getting up late by 7 or 8am. Off to bed now. Haha, you were always there to comment on some of my hubs, I thought you were following me smile You're one of the 10 people I follow.

            2. Marisa Wright profile image92
              Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              That's called a cookie and yes, you do. 

              Most affiliate companies do that - if someone clicks on your ad, then goes back and buys something (anything) within 30 days, you get commission.

              In fact, Amazon is the only one that doesn't!  That's why I prefer to use other companies on my websites if I can.  Of course I'm limited on HubPages although I occasionally use text links.

              1. Cardisa profile image91
                Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks Brandon and Marisa......now I understand.

                Brandon I was wondering what you were doing up so late!

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                  This sem my exam was up to 5 so, I reached back to my room around 7 (After talking to friends in col for sometime). I fell asleep so I got up around 11 and realized I didn't have my dinner smile

 
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