In the face of rampant rumors that e-Bay will soon be introducing a newly restructured fee system for auction listings (raising eBay fees); it might be a good time for sellers to address the unfair star system that allows buyers to rate sellers according to the services provided. The two stars most relentlessly left tarnished are the star ratings for shipping time and shipping costs. That's ironic because it is the one service that sellers have little or no control over. Sellers do not set shipping rates nor can they control shipping time once the item is delivered into the shipper's hands.
There has to be a way to address both the good sellers who receive unfair blemishes for shipping times and costs and those really rotten apples who make it difficult for both buyers and sellers.
I am going to drop this suggestion into the eBay Suggestion Box:
Dear eBay Decision Makers: As a seller, I may be "wishing upon a star"; however, if eBay could grant me, as a seller, one wish - it would be that eBay drop the unfair stars that currently rates Shipping time and Shipping and Handling charges in favor of a star that would benefit both seller and buyer:
After all, eBay, isn't this the heart of what all sellers and all buyers really hope to learn from feedback?
If you would care to wish upon a star with others, feel free to copy and paste the above request and drop it into eBay's suggestion box HERE.
It isn't even necessary to include your seller id.