Frequently, sellers will threaten to leave Amazon for eBay when a big TOS change hits.
In a sense, those sellers are like North American voters who threaten to leave the US for Canada when the election doesn’t go their way–they usually stay.What we’re trying to say is, the point of this post isn’t to make an apples-to-apples comparison of two online marketplaces.
eBay is not a substitute for Amazon, nor should it be considered one. eBay’s CEO Devin Wenig has said before that he’s not trying to compete with Amazon. He’s just trying to create a better eBay. Instead, this post should give you a better sense of the major differences between these two marketplaces, and what you can expect from each one.
In the end, you may find that a strategy involving both platforms is necessary–or you’ll just confirm that you’ve already chosen the right marketplace for your products. If you want to jump to any subject in this post, simply click the links for that section.