QuickRewards has been notified by eBay that cashback for eBay purchases will be discontinued starting on June 16 and running through September 30th. Their email states that this is a temporary move and that it will apply to ALL cashback / points programs.
They’re doing this to “quantify the incremental value of these (cashback program) partnerships.”
eBay counted their sales coming from cashback sites like QR for twelve months, and now they’re shutting us all down temporarily to see how much their sales decrease, if at all. The drop in sales will show them how many more sales they got because of cashback programs like us.
If sales don’t drop, and people continue to shop at eBay as much as they used to, they’re going to think they didn’t need to offer cashback in the first place.
So here are the two points I wanted to make:
1. If you want to earn cashback for eBay purchases, make them on or before June 15th. If you had been considering a large purchase and had been counting on cashback, now’s the time to buy!
2. If you want cashback for eBay to return to QR at the same percentage or higher in time for the Christmas shopping season, let eBay know how important cashback is to you… and the way to do that is to show them a drop in sales from June 16 through September 30th. Shop elsewhere — most merchants pay a higher cashback rate anyway! I’ll be happy to help folks individually if you’re looking for a good deal on a specific product — just shoot me an email.
After September’s over, eBay is going to reevaluate and they say they will “continue working together” with us but at a rate that reflects what they feel our “incremental value” is. Let’s show them our incremental value! Get your eBay orders in now through June 15th, and then please join me in shopping elsewhere through September!