Everyone here is typing in caps saying "ECREATER IS A SCAM!!!!1111" and just blaming the company. If you haven't noticed, They're not doing anything wrong to you all, they're doing their job -- Providing a marketplace for sellers and shoppers to use.
Well, for starters you guys are buying from a, now repeat after me, a SELLER. Not the SITE itself. This works just like eBay, Etsy, Amazon Marketplace, etc. So, you need to look at it that way instead of whining to the site. It's the seller you need to keep an eye on. The site and the people isn't doing anything wrong. Don't end up getting all pissed at them, now.
For those of you that obviously have no idea how to work things like this, Here is a good way to figure out of a seller is legit or not:
1. Look at the reviews. They're there for a bloody reason. They're not there because they just are. They're there so you can know what to expect out of your order and experience.
2. Look at the satisfaction rate. What I do for sites like these is that if it has a rate of being around at least 90 or higher, then I go with it. If not, then I skip it and keep looking until I find a seller with good reviews and a good rate.
And plus, someone even said that there is a buyer protection with PayPal. Why not use those instead of whining like a baby? Like, aren't half of you adults or something?
Now, with all honesty, I have NEVER used eCreater before, but I know what to expect. It's simply like eBay, so I treated as if it was eBay or even Taobao because of the amount of Chinese sellers.
That's another thing. Sellers from China. Now those, you REALLY need to look out for. Some are terrible scammers and if you aren't paying attention they'll take your money and you will never get your item. This site is mainly Chinese sellers anyway, so it really isn't any different from eBay and other sites.
Now, I'm not saying this site is trustworthy, just try to do research on it a bit more and actually pay attention to the seller's information (Like the satisfaction rate, where the item is shipping from, etc.) instead of the super duper shiny things you see. Heck, contact the seller if you're not sure about it. That's why it says CONTACT THE SELLER.
Now, if all this fails and you (Apparently) STILL end up getting scammed, then I don't know what to say.
And also, about the thing where they're making you pay to have a store, it's their way of getting money and keeping the site up and running. If you don't want to open a store that costs money, that's why Storenvy was made. Use it.
I joined eCRATER a couple months ago i added over 1500 items that took me a long time and a lot of work to do this as anyone that sells online fully knows. I have hundreds of hits but not 1 sale nothing at all, So i figured with it being free would just keep my items up to date and if i get a sale i get a sale if not i have my other sebsite jwwholesalegifts.com that i own, Well now comes the real problems i bought a PS4 and listed it on my sites and here on eCRATER, after a day or 2 i get a letter telling me to show a receipt or i am commtting Fraud, I took this as a personal insult in the way they asked to see a receipt and replied in kind with a copy of the receipt but told them they should really look at other people selling the same items from the same supplier that i was since i was seeing items that have been out of stock and discontinued for months still listed for sale and if someone buys one of those items the seller can not fill the order that it would be considered Fraud also.
I was then sent an email telling me how i should list my PS4 and my other items i told them to buy my PS$ and relist it if they wanted to see it listed the way they said would be better, I then get another email telling me that i was in violation of policy since i was selling items from a dropship network and that i would have to remove all items from that supplier or have my account suspended, i asked them if everyone was going to have to remove items they are selling from the same supplier or was i special and i never got a reply.
Well today they suspended my account and will be allowing all the other sellers that sell from a dropshipping network as they call it to keep selling anything they want to sell.
I guess they just do not like the idea of having a Disabled US Army Veteran selling on it's site that will stand up to them and fight back when falsely accused of something that was not true to start with.
Join them if you dare
This site is not worth it and i am hoping it will fall flat and go offline.
These guys are creeps. This is what they did they offered a free service waiting until thousands of merchants load all kinds of items on their site. Then they tell the merchant we are going to start charging a fee for the service. So what is the merchant suppose to say after loading hundreds and thousands of items on their site. So the merchant excepts the fee. I believe this was a planned by them. Then after years of annoucing your site which has part of their name on it all over the web and on t'shirts, etc. They send you email and after loading thousands of products on their site. They send email we don't want your service anymore. The merchant did nothing wrong and their is no customer complaint. Just some crazy new rules they got. And they just drop your service without any warning at all to the merchant. This was the only email we got from them.
They are also creeps because stores like ebay ,amazon stand behind the merchants and customers on the site. They just don't leave it up to Paypal to resolve the matter in hand.
I wouldn't recommend a service like this to anyone. I got a feeling it just some computer nerd in some apartment suite trying to be famous.
If you have complaints about this service you should report them to the better business bureau and also you can report them to the federal Trade commission.
Unfair business practice like this one people should speak out so no one else gets to be a victim of their unfair and unlawful business practice.
These people are CREEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. We are going to go legal with them. This is a horrible way of doing business. You don't treat people that way and then just don't care. Businesses work hard to try and make a buck and they just don't care. They just care about themselves. They don't even care about the customers. And you can clearly see that with all the negative replies about them. Customers work hard also to make a living. We don't know what the outcome will be when we proceed with this but hoping to shut them down. We are trying to find their address: We have the address on their site, but unsure this is real. The phone number 949-378-2444 doesn't work. We can't find that street name nowhere in Ca. Also when you type in Ecrater for the better business bureau a company comes up that's been closed. But when we type in ecrater 1373 spectrum we find them. It's funny but this one has no complaints and I find that hard to believe. So if you want to file a complaint with the better business bureau thats the way you have to type it in to find them. I have a feeling this somehow was planned by them.Maybe thats why their are two ecraters on bbb. One that is closed and one that is open. We tried to contact them to get their address but they now just ignore me. Maybe they are laughing at all the merchants they hurt and all the customers.
I have been trying out all these new selling sites and found this one impossible, eCrater is not easy to use not free and for the life of me I cannot seem to get an item listed.
Poor user experience :(
Frank Adswalluk Young found this review useful
All the reviews that are dated before 9/1/13 stating that Ecrater is free is false. They no longer apply on the web if your looking for info. regarding Ecrater.com. Yes! It is no longer free. They are now charging 2.9% for anyone that goes to ecrater and makes a purchase. That is the same amount that the credit card companies charge. They will tell you that you do not have to pay however, you will become invisible in search.
Here is the quote I received in a email from Ecrater
ISN'T ECRATER FREE?
(Paying your marketplace cost is recommended but not required. If you choose to not pay, we will not suspend your account for this. We will decrease your ranking in the marketplace or may completely remove your products from there and we may not feed your items to Google Shopping. However your store will remain active and operational.)
Anyone that sells on the internet knows that this basically means Lights Out for attracting new customers. It means that existing customers can still buy from you on ecrater. Your site will be buried in search!
The reason for charging according to the email that I received is to cover advertising cost. I have searched items on the net many times in the past 2 months and have not been directed to Ecrater. in a search. Seems to me a explanation is forth coming.
I hate to say it, but it looks like it is the old bait & switch. Once you get many people signed up, the rules somehow change and they start charging.
It looks like they adopted a page out of Ebays playbook.
LET THE SELLER BEWARE!
Well all I can say it works for me! Selling on eCrater for about four months now, with 2-4 sells per month. All though it is, like trying to promote a personal website and takes time and WORK a direction of force , it does help pay for my high speed internet and it is a challenge. Read the forums on ecrater, it helps with the learning curve.
I think a lot of us sellers on ecrater come from big selling venues like ebay and amazon. I cannot expect to get the instant gratification on ecrater. Like the selling I did with the big guys and auction sites. But none the less if you work it some profit will come out of selling on ecrater. Remember the old saying delayed gratification. What I realized is this, it is a store and in the store I need to have inventory, always adding, updating and the big one promoting my store. Yes, it is a lot of work and it is starting to work. The gratifying moments will come in time if you work it.
Also I had to do a mind set. On eCrater, I am on my own! There is no Big Brother ( ebay or Amazon) promoting my listings for me, but at the same time using Big Brother to my advantage when I can.
Ecrater is just another selling venue I can use and learn. And at very little cost to me!
Fred… Just Google it! “itsmygaragesales”
Les Lemley found this review useful
I've been selling, trying to that is, for a few years on ecrater.
Ecrater sellers listing pages don't accept or allow HTML of any kind.
It's like v1.0 BETA or 1990's era OLD software that nobody has taken the time to improve.
The owner has made a few very minor tweaks and additions but overall the entire site is very OLD and Disfunctional at best.
Page hits are few, ecraters current system news is always old, the rediculious shipping "matrix' IS BEYOND BROKEN and if you ask why you get barked at by the owners "tool" excuse makers.
Buyers probably can find some deals here because sales are slow.
The only good thing is it is free to list and only a fee if ecrater bring you the customer directly.
I'm looking for alts to ecrater - its just not worth the time it takes to do listings there.
I have sold there for several years and love it. It is easy to understand and if you read and follow the rules, things are fine. They recently just started charging for sales made in the marketplace, but having to pay a minimal fee is fine with me. It certainly beats other marketplaces in that area. No listing fees, no final value fees, just the one fee only if it happens in the mp. If they buy in your store, you just have pp fees.
Of course there are bad sellers everywhere. But if you take the time to look at the store you are buying in, check to see if it is completely filled out, see if it has been updated recently.. You wouldn't go into a store in the mall that has laptops on folding tables with no registers. Just use common sense and don't let one bad seller turn you off of the site. There are many quality sellers there, and I am proud to be one.
Came across eCrater a year ago while looking for a specific collectable item. That seller has better than fair price on most of his products and accept PayPal. So I gave it a try and paid with credit card thru PayPal for the extra buyer protection. The purchase came through flawlessly.
Recently with all the fees hike on eBay and Amazon, I decided to take a look at what does eCrater really offer and found out that there is barely any fee for sellers so I opened an account and listed everything I got on eBay onto eCrater with a small discount (huge discount compare to my Amazon listings). The shipping set up took me more than a while to get it right, but the result is quite satisfying.
Currently I am getting about the 15 to 20% of my products sold thru eCrater, another 20% thru Amazon which has the most illiterate, ignorant, or downright retarded customers in the world. While the rest still move thru eBay. But consider that each month I pay both eBay and Amazon over $100 each (not counting PayPal fee) while only cost me 10 bucks a month on eCrater (not counting PayPal fee also), opening this account was the smartest thing I've done in the last few months.
Other than the shipping setup, there is another short coming on eCrater. In order for me to have my listing to show up on eCrater UK or eCrater AU, I must accept their currency which means I must let PayPal gouge me another extra fee. But to be honest, I rather pay that extra fee to eCrater than PayPal if they allow US$ on UK and AU site.
Ok, this is getting a bit long... ciao.
Buy Discernments found this review useful
I have had one transaction with ecrator,.. Needless to say this will be my last ,.. I paid for a laptop on one of their store sites ... I paid for it thru PayPal ... I sent the seller requests for estimated ship date and never heard response so after 4 days I called the merchant directly and the phone was disconnected ... I immediately contacted PayPal and ecrator ,.. PayPal immediately opened a claim and is helping me get my money Back ... I got a email from ecrator saying that although the store was active when I placed the order it was now inactive and under investigation ... Contact PayPal and my bank ... Good luck ......
I have actually used the site to buy plants and garden decorations for my home and I have NEVER had a problem with the site as far as a buyer goes with product or with the sellers.
I mostly use the site as a seller and I have had a WONDERFUL time using it! It takes a few things to really get the site and items going but that is just technical like google key word thing. Its a free site and it allows you to choose what form of payment you accept. If you don't pay using paypal then buyers can't leave feedback at the moment. I am hoping that they make it so all buyers reguardless of how they pay for items can leave feedback at some point. Once that happens it would be a better selection of proof that the sellers are being reliable.
Until then I would look at the selection and when the update happened. Just because the seller doesn't have a lot of feedback doesn't mean they aren't selling or people aren't happy. I send a message after every transaction asking if when item arrives if they would please leave feedback for items they purchased and let me know their items arrived. Alas even with that people just aren't courteous about leaving feedback good or bad anymore. They buy the item and then are never heard from again.
I would research your sellers, check out their pages, see what they are or who they are, read reviews/feedback, check for last update, things like this. From there ask yourself a few questions. Do they have links to other places with current or a bunch of feedback that you can see what kind of track record they have? If so, check those links, feedbacks out. See what they have for reviews. Are they known online..? Would people recommend them? From there make an informed decision. I list all my places of feedback as I am active on a few other places and not just here since I have so many items for sale. I had personally been selling items on ebay and the other places for years before I ever heard of ecrater.
I am one of the honest sellers that are out there and there are many of us. Do NOT lump us all in the same boat and label ecrater as a bad site just because you didn't research enough on your seller.
BMF found this review useful
If you LOOK you can tell if a store owner sucks almost right away, no terms, or no contact, no logo, really bad descriptions of items, terrible pictures, bad or no feedback. Follow that and you will be finding some of the best sellers on the net,
Take a look at the bottom of the page to see "last updated" if they havn't worked on their store for more than 1 or max 2 months, click away.
BMF found this review useful
i have bought a coffee machine of this website for a good price, good communication and very fast delivery will buy from again
I have had my ecarter for a few years now. I have had two actually! The first one I had, I didnt make not one sale! I had that open for 2 years! I decided to close it down only because I found it becoming a waste of time for me! I have had another store before, from another website, which I was getting a lot of sales on, but it got too expensive to keep up and running, so I had to find something else! Later on down the line, I reopened a new ecrater only because I changed what I wanted to sell and decided it was time to give it a try again!
I hand make hair accessories and body accessories. Of course I add some other items here and there... I have made 2 sales since reopening! But now ecrater is charging a fee if the sale came from their market place! But I guess they need to make their money some how too! And then I get an email saying that google checkout is no longer going to be come November 20th!!!! I dont use Paypal, I have had bad times with them and wish not to deal with them!!
But ecrater is simple! It works if you know what you are doing! If you think youre going to become a millionaires over night, think again! And like most have said before, ecrater is a marketplace, not a seller!
If you are interested in viewing my store, just tell me you saw my posting here and Ill throw in a mystery bow or flower clip!
BMF found this review useful
I have been using Ecrater now for about 9 months. I have not found any major problems with this site. I am using this site to help me clean out my house with all the accumulated items I have collected over the years. It is easier to list on the computer then to try to run a yard sale weekly. I am an honest seller and will not "scam" anyone. I will list my items as a fair price for other listings but I am always open to suggestions. Please look at my site on Ecrater.com at Nearlynewconsignments.
I purchased a Hoover FloorMate SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner from this seller(Anna2368). Thus far, I have not recieved any confirmation or Order status from the seller. I sent many emails asking for a status and got no response. I sent another email asking tthis seller to cancel the order and refund my money back and still no response.
Finally I filed a complaint against this seller to eCrater and this is the reply I got from them,
"Thank you for your email. While the store was active when your order was placed, unfortunately, themerchant's store is currently inactive and pending review. Please visit thePayPal Resolution Center in order to file a dispute with PayPal. You can do this by copying and pasting the link into your web browser and following theinstructions:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/User/customerservice/GXOLogin-outside If your purchase was completed with a credit card through PayPal, anotheroption is to file a dispute with the financial institution that issued your card.."
This was the first time I purchased through eCrater and this is first time ever I got cheated buying online.
Anyway I have opened a dispute with Paypal and hope I get my money back.
So please do not buy anything through this site or risk losing your money.
I purchased a product from a seller who received nothing but good reviews. However it seems the seller no longer exists and ecrater failed to remove their listing. They, however, did not fail in taking my $450. Not a reliable source for purchasing products. Stick to ebay and amazon.
Last month I was looking for a a DTG printer. I came across ecrater and Makis Tzakis, his ablity to answer questions and genral care for me was second to none. He work with me not against me until I found what I needed and then went one step furthur by giving me a great deal. Hands down I would do business again with him.
Here's what I think is going on. Scammers take stuff that was PREVIOUSLY LISTED, but SOLD, and then somehow are able to take over the listing. I was going to order a baby swing a couple weeks ago, and I believe that sale was legit. However I didn't pay right away, but had contact with the seller, and was requested to pay through Pay Pal when I first was ordering.
Later, I went back to order, and couldn't find the listing but searched for it. This time, when I went to purchase it, I wasn't asked to pay but to pay COD- who does that anymore?? SO I emailed the seller, NOT the same seller it turns out, who replied with a shoddy-English type, "Yes you pay us first and then we are shipping to you." Um, no thanks.
Maybe try to contact your seller to see if it's legit (i.e. check their grammar) before ordering, that would be my advice.
Unlike some of the people here, I like Ecrater. I have been both a buyer and a seller. One thing that people forget is that Ecrater is a marketplace, like Ebay. If you order an item, you are ordering from a specific seller, not Ecrater itself. As with all marketplaces, whether they are Ebay, etsy, ecrater, or Bob's Bargain Board, scammers exist.
Ecrater help sellers by providing a digital storefront to place their products. I follow the rules, terms, and conditions when I sell. And I do my due diligence when I buy. If customers place an order with a scammer, Paypal or credit card companies will issue a refund. Just remember, if it looks too good to be true.......................
I worried now after reading these reviews. I've been on eBay forever and their fees are just crazy. Plus with all the junk for sale form China for 99 cents, it's hard to compete and make a profit anymore.
If anybody wants to check out my store, I'd appreciate it. I just opened it a few days ago so it has limited products right now but I'm adding new items all the time. I have also put a link to my eBay account in my "about me" section on eCrater so you can check me out before hand.
I also made a Facebook page so you can like my store.
I'm a very honest person, I've never ripped off a customer. I'm sorry about everybody's bad experiences.
I have free shipping to mainland US on everything I sell too!
P.S. I gave a 4 star rating because so far, the site seems fine. The only thing I don't like is the shipping setup.
Just at the moment when I got an order of about $ 2000 I had put my hope on, eCrater suddenly interfered on my site. First they cleared the shippingmatrix which I had so painstakingly filled in...all my work gone....! When I wanted to got hold of them to question about this...there was no reply. Instead soon afterwards, I found I could not even log into the shop (tstore shoptube.ecrater.com), nor into the admin panel, it was blocked!
Now until this very day, no reason whatever is being given why this all had happened. But there is more to it.
I happen to live together with a relative in the same house. Nevertheless we use different pc's and are not acquainted with each other's doings. Little did I know until recently, that she was also having an eCraterstore (vifdfashion) for quite a while. She's a perfectionist and artistic in all her works, and when she does, she gives all of her heart. as she did in setting up her store. She had put a lot of effort in and I believe there were even articles listed, that were of her own intellectual make.
When she was all in tears and near to a nervous breakdown, she complained to me about eCrater, how her trust which she had put in this enterprise had been so betrayed, she was deeply hurt
So, eCrater.... why are you such a bunch of assholes? First you invite people to make a shop, give them a lot of bullshit and hardtime like with the shippingmatrix, supplying no or no adequate explanation on the use of your site...,and then just strip them off when money begins to roll in? I do believe it's not any hacker, but you yourself who's taking shops out of the air, using your harsh rules.
Because that's what had happened with her...she began to earn with the shop (just like I did!) No accidental circumstance, just a villain's action.... No wonder there are so many negative reactions on your site...you don't come up to what you promised us. First you say we can trust you, than you betray us...without giving us any reason whatever. The world must know, which people are the real criminals.
You make believe as if our sites are hacked, but you've done this yourselves.....going down on what? You've not even given a reason, not a sound... I bet the money from the orders standing, you've by now put in your own pocket.....Your 'disciplinary rules' are not disciplinary if you don't communicate about it on a personal level. Never heard about ethics..or some lenience? Why can't a husband help his wife with her shop? Because if for any reason that's basically what happened in the case of my relative. And yes she made some mistake mistyping her emailaddress.... but why so harsh, so....soulless, so non-communicative?
People who are thinking of setting up a store with eCrater, watch out......! I can only talk out of my own experience....but I do believe there are people behind eCrater who have set their eyes on your profits, watching like vultures. it's not about your gain, you are being used... Ok, and if it's not the people, than it's the system..., systems are still made by the brains behind it....
So, work your shop till it shines, many customers come to buy from...But beware, while you have put so much energy, emotions and hardship in it. All done with the best of your intentions in all honesty. To find out that they are most unfriendly and even intimidative when asking for help. Finally to be shot down by 'suddenly-mr-anonymous-with-your-bs-rules'.....
Ok anyone, go ahead sign in maybe you will experience what I mean.....But I personally agree with so many gone before me: where has honesty gone....? There still are people who are honest and sincere in their intentions! And what about the people who did buy and are waiting for their products....don't they in the end also become victims of your attitude?
The eCrater policy should be reviewed. It cannot be compared with eBay or Amazone....because what stands behind is soooooo evil...., so not trustworthy!
I have never worried too much about being ripped off- and people have tried to. I tried 4 times to buy genuine 7 For All Mankind jeans on eBay and received counterfeit jeans everytime. Because I have always used a credit/debit card or PayPal, I am protected as a buyer and have never lost money.
Ecrater undoubtedly has its share of conS but you must be naïve or just plain stupid to think they aren't operating anywhere else. They is buyer protection- use a card or PayPal!
BMF found this review useful
At 10a.m. I ordered a digital downlaod of software from an eCrater seller that sounded almost too good to be true, but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. The transaction was processed and I made payment using PayPal. Soon an email receipt from PayPal confirming the funds had been sent was received followed shortly after by an email acknowledgment from eCrater that my order had been successful. But then nothing from the seller. I waited and waited but no comunication from the seller until finally the following day an email appeared with clear and concise instructions. The software was exactly as described with full links and instructions on how to register with the software manufacturers. The download, entry of the product key and registration process all worked as advertised by the seller. In the end I was pleased with my purchase but due to some poor experiences noted in online reviews I felt anxious until the software was installed and fully registered.
I feel stupid for ever trusting an eCrater site and will never purchase from one again.
eCrater is great for sellers, no fees what-so-ever. But buyers have to really check the websites sellers use in order to configure if it's a scam or real seller. Since eCrater is free and almost rule-less, it's easy for buyers to be scammed. But buyers should be more responsible and look for buyers with good reviews and a nicely put together site.
BMF found this review useful
Sales are so very low on this site & if you go to the forums trying to inquire about what is going on with the site or to offer some suggestions to improve things, the seller pile-on will turn you off of ever asking for help or offering suggestions again. The forum contributors will make you feel very unwelcome for any post.
Every single thread I looked at had a bullying vibe to it. The weird thing is, there is a section set up to offer suggestions, but all suggestions are immediately shot down by the forum regulars. I even had one woman tell me that I looked fat in one of my pictures that I modeled some jeans in & that she would never buy a pair of jeans that would make a person look so fat!
First off. I am not fat at all. I have a healthy, curvy, hourglass figure that Hollywood actresses pay lots of money to plastic surgeons & trainers to emulate. I weigh 121 pounds if I am retaining water & I am 5'2". The jeans I was modeling fit me perfectly, are a size 27 & they are a very high-end pair of jeans with a designer-qulaity cut that works well for my body-type.
Secondly, the thread I started had NOTHING to do with my items, my sales, my pictures, my store, or anything that would invite such an insult from anyone. I was simply making a suggestion about a way to improve the ease-of-use of the site for sellers, because this site is glitchy & buggy. The moderator completely ignored the insult & actually attacked me for responding to the woman who insulted me & reminding her that being rude was unnecessary. All other respondents to the thread were supportive of the rude woman. This is a very negative site.
The site is full of really dumb requirements like shipping matrix & attributes. Really? Shipping matrix? It isn't accurate though ecrater lovers swear up & down that it is. Some things are so buggy & glitchy & annoying, you just have to ignore them. Basically, because shipping matrix is so off, I can't even offer shipping outside of US & Canada. Kinda lame for the rest of the world. :(
Anyway, I leave items up there that I am basically "dumping". I sell all my good stuff somewhere else.
It's a free site but you get what you pay. Nothing.
I sell on Ecrater and have had good experience with buyers. Their feedback system could be improved but over all - I am satisfied with my selling experience on the site. I sell antiques and collectibles - vintage Tupperware, cutlery, bottles, jars, tools, glassware, etc.
You can check out my store at - http://mrcobaltblue.ecrater.com/
I have sold on this site for a long time despite the fact that they have an unbalanced bias towards the buyers.
There is no way for a seller to leave feedback for the ridiculous buyers that purchase from this site & all it takes is 1 or 2 nutcase buyers to get your store suspended.
I have met some VERY sweet buyers on this site but it seems like for the most part only the nutjobs leave feedback & rant & rave & sellers have to just take it & be scolded by their poor excuse for "customer service" when trying to find out why the h%ll their stores been shut down with NO NOTICE>
I would like to thank ecrater for being so crappy that they gave me the push to open my own site where I have a more level playing field.
Lisa Nobodywalksinla Heine found this review useful
I gave this company 3 stars because I've neither bought nor sold on it. I've only browsed and didn't really like the way it is set up. But it is free, so I guess a seller can't complain, but a buyer may be put off.
I haven't heard much about eCrater, good or bad, at all. I am an occasional seller and buyer on eBay with only one bad selling experience (no pay but relisted and sold for same price). I stick primarily to selling on Etsy, which is great for 20+ year old stuff and handmade things. I started buying (gifts) over a year ago and have 100% satisfaction. I've been selling my vintage items for a few months and have had a great start with my shop. More people that I talk to have heard about Etsy (but it isn't free to sell, but still cheaper and better experience for me than eBay) than eCrater, especially those interested in vintage/handmade.
Hope this helps someone.
For some sellers, it's not an option It all depends on what you are selling.
Lisa Nobodywalksinla Heine found this review useful
I ordered a gift from convenient gadgets through ecrater 12/16. My order has not arrived, and I have sent several emails to convenient gadgets, and they are yet to contact me back. The shipping was supposed to be 1-3 days, while I can understand that it may take a bit longer during this holiday season, this is just bad business. Christmas has come and gone and I have paid for the item, and have not received anything, not even an email from convenient gadgets and gifts. The problem with e crater is I cannot contact them until 14 days, and only if I have not heard from the merchant. I feel as though e crater only protects its merchants, and the consumer can easily get scammed.
Beware of this website. I bought a videogame for Christmas from a seller that had great reviews. However, upon further investigation, they somehow posted 400+ positive reviews without any comments to support it. It looked as if they were legit and had great feedback, but in fact they had fraudulently posted those as well. Long story short, I never got the item and now I am having to file a claim with PayPal. I will never buy from eCrater.com again. They don't care if you get scammed. They just send you onto hassle with PayPal.
Ecrater is very user friendly. I print out all my shipping labels with Paypal and can easily retrieve customer's emails if I need to contact them.
My complaints are that the sales are infrequent. I've also had people try to scam me more often because they assume because I am on ecrater I am not a seasoned seller. Also some orders do not go through. So I will be excited over an order notice and no payment. I would rather not know about the order at all if that is the case.
google is also a problem. It's telling me my home made candy is not labeled correctly because I don't have the right serial number or company. It has
completely removed it. I had to repost it. It's also tried to get me to join adword again and again. I do not want to join adword. I hear it is a waste of money.
over all an ecrater order is really worth it. It's got me through tough times. It just needs some work.
If you are interested in lipgloss, bath items, or adult items feel free to take a look
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