Did you know that eBay is starting an experiment or a test on eBay Australia? Beginning on June 1, all eBay buyers in Australia must pay for their purchase with Paypal!
That’s right, there will be no option for cash payment, a check in the mail or any other online payment system, the buyer MUST use Paypal.
Did you know that Paypal is owned by eBay? So, it would seem that eBay is using this method to increase their take on the items that you sell! I mean, they get a percentage from virtually every payment that goes through Paypal, so this is a money making decision for them.
I don’t begrudge anybody making money, after all that is what this blog is all about. But, in this day and age, the goal for any company should be to give their customers choices. The more choices the better. This move, though, is limiting choices.
eBay has been making a lot of moves lately that are wrong, in my opinion. Are they hurting for cash? It would not seem so, but the moves they have been making seem to indicate that they are. Why?