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!
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.
I bought a nutribullet from you and I noticed it is not durable at all. I used it for only 3 month and it started leaking badly. Oh What a product. Now I cannot not use it any longer. What should I do?
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!
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.
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.
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.