What Else Is A Digital Download on eBay?


Wednesday, 26 March 2008 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

Following along the lines of yesterday’s post about eBay getting e-book sellers, Evan P of PESA was lovely enough to Skype me and mention that by the letter of eBay’s Digital Downloads law, more things fall under that than just e-books. eBay listing templates, logos, banner ads, and other things that people may sell as stock things or custom things would technically be digital downloads as well as they are delivered digitally.

That means that all the people selling eBay templates, eBay Store designs, and other things like that will have to list those items as Classified Ads, and receive no feedback for it.

I’m actually OK with that. Personally, I think that if you are selling that type of good or service, you should end up with some sort of rating in the Solutions Directory. I really want to see the eBay Stores Design Directory have ratings. To me, people should see how these companies and dealers are rated specifically on these products and services. That should be separate from feedback that may be on how the transaction went.

I’d like to see feedback about how people’s businesses improved when they use a service or template or eBay Store design. I don’t think the current feedback system really covers that anyway, plus it might be hard to find feedbacks just on that if the seller sells other things. So I’m for this, and I hope that the Stores Design Directory will eventually have ratings and comments from customers.


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One Response to “What Else Is A Digital Download on eBay?”

  1. Sally says:

    As a designer who lists services on eBay, I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief today that custom services are not affected by the new digital download policy per Brian Burke’s Chatter article!
    I do, however, like the rating idea for the Stores Design Directory & would like to see that implemented. I’m curious, though, how the average seller could quantify his business increases when his eBay presence is branded with new design. Yes, sales records are telling, but how would Seller A verify to the public that since he got his new eBay look, his sales increased 50%, for example?