lbej wrote: yourplace2 wrote:
So how are your sales doing? Nuf said!
Not sure if this is targeted at me, but if so, it's way off-base. I don't sell here or anywhere else, and I've never claimed to represent that side of the market. My CCL purchases are consistently fantastic, though, and I don't have issues with CCL's functionality on the buy-side. That's why I'm still here.
The best sellers, selection, and prices are here, too. The problem is that this site is too hard to find. CCL will not grow at a rate that attracts more sellers and allows management to fund the changes the existing base wants. Mile High, mycomicshop, Newkadia, TFAW, Midtown and Westfield dominate search engine results, and beyond the first two I listed, the back issue selection and shopping experiences those sites offer are much weaker than what's available here. If management is going to spend money on CCL, I'd want it to be focused on buying search keywords and other steps to move CCL from the fifth page (at best) in Google search results to the second or third. Make the pie bigger and the problems are easier to address.
It was directed at the whiners.
The success of each store and seller on here is their own issue, but they blame CCL. They want CCL to bring buyers, and the whiners suggest ways they should be doing that.
I have made this point before to the complainers on here. They are looking at the CCL relationship improperly. It should be looked at the same way you would look at a relationship with a brick and mortar landlord. You rent the space from the landlord. You and the landlord agree to specific terms of what comes with the rental fee. You get space, electricity, heat, security, things to make your storefront work day to day. The land lord provides what is agreed. THIS IS NOT MY OPINION, IT IS THE WAY IT IS!
You can't say to the landlord, "Now that I pay a monthly fee to you, advertise my business for me to get more customers here!"
CCL is a software database application you get free, it comes with upgrades, like a storefront way to sell and trade. No where did I ever agree that CCL would bring my customers to me, nor did I expect that. There is a natural connection that aids selling and buying, but it is not the driving agreement for my monthly upgrade fee.
Being the owner of a storefront (or a tenant renting space there) it is my own responsiblility to my own goals, to find buyers of my product. Just as it is for each other seller on here. If there are 1000 stores here, each one should take it on their own to bring traffic here. Not the 1 landlord.
If 1000 stores drive traffic here, we will all do very well I'm sure.
Now that sure was a huge difference from "nuf said! Forgive me.
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