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Digmen1



Joined: 12 Feb 2010
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject: Does anyone know how many members ecrater has ?  

Is there a way to find this out on their site ?
Total members, or current members, or number of stores?

They will soon be hitting 4 million listings!
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portocall



Joined: 05 Jun 2009
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:34 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know how many members ecrater has ?  

There's a directory of some of ecrater's stores at http://ecratermall.weebly.com/
This list has 409 listings now, but it is voluntary for the ecrater sellers to be included on the list, and I'm pretty sure the real number of stores is way more than 409.

ecrater considers the site as just a platform/tool to build a store and tends to keep store stats quiet. I believe that a seller runs the above directory.

ecrater has a facebook page, you could ask there, or on the ecrater site's community pages
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slythorne



Joined: 01 Jan 2009
Posts: 215

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject:  

Your link doesn't work - I get redirected to Wikipedia ??
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norabrabham



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 1023

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:35 pm    Post subject:  

I have been selling on eCrater for a couple of years, and presently have about 2000 listings in my store. I am pleased with the site and my sales numbers.

I regularly update my listings. If items aren't updated, they will fall down the search ladder.

eCrater is on scheduled down time this morning. Thankfully, they don't interrupt the site often.
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*blazinggrace*



Joined: 26 Sep 2008
Posts: 50

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject:  

How exactly do you update your items on ecrater? Thanks in advance!
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xbaystores



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
Posts: 687

Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject:  

There are a total 197444 members right now, that's actual registrations.
Here's the latest one:
http://www.ecrater.com/view-feedback.php?storeid=197444
Keep in mind most of the accounts are inactive also.
My oldest one was around #16000 and it's 3-4 years old.
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Digmen1



Joined: 12 Feb 2010
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Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject:  

xbaystores

Thanks for that.
That's a lot lower number than I thought it would be.

Do people have to join up to buy from ecrater ?

(is there a way to find out the number every few months without joining and opening a new store ?)
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xbaystores



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:25 am    Post subject:  

You don't register to buy there, and I don't think you get automatically registered like Bonanza does. I think most of the 197000 accounts were registered as an intent to be a seller account, but likely there were only 1/4 of those as unique registrations. Many had test stores, duplicates, and extra stores over the years.
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hblt46



Joined: 28 Jul 2007
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject:  

xbaystores wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")you get automatically registered like Bonanza does.

Sorry about bringing another site into this thread, but just to correct the above, registration is not required at Bonanza.
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Digmen1



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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject:  

@hblt46

No, thanks, that's good info.

So both ecrater and Bonanza allow buyers to by without registering.
But my favorite site ebid does make buyers register!
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norabrabham



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
Posts: 1023

Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject:  

Hi blazinggrace,
You simply click on Create Similar Listing option by the chosen item on your products page. That duplicates the listing, then you delete the original.
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gifts101



Joined: 28 Jan 2011
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject:  

norabrabham wrote: › docWrite("quote")Hi blazinggrace,
You simply click on Create Similar Listing option by the chosen item on your products page. That duplicates the listing, then you delete the original.How often should you update the listings? I have had one store for three months, is it time to update already?
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xbaystores



Joined: 31 Oct 2006
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject:  

hblt46 wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")
Sorry about bringing another site into this thread, but just to correct the above, registration is not required at Bonanza.

Sorry, I should have been more clear... You don't have to register to buy on Bonanza.
Bonanza's system registers you and emails your user id and password to you when you purchase without registering. The shipping info is passed back to Bonanza and you are assigned a random username and password. The buyer doesn't realize they are registering.
Ecrater doesn't do this which makes their numbers seem much lower, but in reality the Ecrater membership numbers are more impressive for that reason.
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gifts101



Joined: 28 Jan 2011
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:18 pm    Post subject:  

gifts101 wrote (View Post): › docWrite("quote")
norabrabham wrote: › docWrite("quote")Hi blazinggrace,
You simply click on Create Similar Listing option by the chosen item on your products page. That duplicates the listing, then you delete the original.How often should you update the listings? I have had one store for three months, is it time to update already?


I just tried this type of editing. But when you copy the item you loose the pics. I don't have the pics anymore. Does just editing the title will help?
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norabrabham



Joined: 03 Feb 2008
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:33 pm    Post subject:  

Hi Gifts101,

Yes, you can just edit the listing. It will be updated and moved up in Google Search, but it won't be moved up on eCrater site search.
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