Anyone hear anything about the upcoming changes to Ystore and Yshopping?
From what i understand, they will be dropping the 3.5% network revenue share for Ystore owners.
Also, they will be strictly PPC as of Feb. 2nd. No more free listings for Ystore owners. If you don't do the PRODUCT SUBMIT PPC program, your Ystore will be removed from Yshopping. It is a set ppc amount. In my case, it was .19 cents for my category. However, Ystore owners get a 20% discount, so it came to .15 cents. It kind of reminds me of Looksmart.
I don't get too many sales from Yshopping, so I'm happy to hear that they are getting rid of the 3.5% thing. The 3.5% was quite expensive for me every month, and also was not fair. I would get charged 3.5% if a customer clicked on my Overture ad on Yahoo Search, and would also get charged by Overture. So, in this situation, I would get charged the normal Ystore fee of 1.5% + the 3.5% Yahoo Network Fee + .20 cents or so for the Overture click (Yikes!).
Also, Yahoo Product Search rankings are based on relevancy - not business size or brand names. Large and small retailers have the same chance to achieve high search rankings.