jwolthuis - 10:58 pm on Dec 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
MrFewkes; in our case, no. We opened an eCommerce store 7 years ago, and have worked hard to build traffic ofer those years. The lack of traffic the first year was brutal, but it steadily increased.
We recently opened our first eBay store (3 months ago), and new sales were instantaneous. Generating traffic on eBay was no work at all.
The challenges that eBay presents are quite different: lots of (mostly) meaningless questions, several claims of "broken" items that were "so broken we can't return it", endless offers of lowball deals... the kind of mickey-mouse stuff we rarely (if ever) saw in 7 years of running our own eCommerce site.