Unformatted text preview: new challenges. 3. Trends have shown that people are leaning towards fixed price bulk retailers, like Amazon. EBay has tried to improve its business base by purchasing smaller companies that they thought would help with seller and buyer communication. They have also tried to re-price the way they do business. 4. In some cases the companies worked out well, and others have not. For example, Skype never caught on as expected. The re-pricing benefited some bulk sellers, but upset the core unique sellers. 5. The most significant roles in EBays response to its problems will be driven by buyers and sellers. 6. I think EBay will be successful in the long run because they will always have a good share of online auctions. PayPal continues to be very successful and they seem very willing and able to change to improve the company....
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- Fall '09
- Auction, Online auction business model, New market entrants, eBay’s business