Get better Leave feedback going at ebay,
this page is basically for Seller's who want to prompt Buyers to Leave feedback.. I recommend just plain text links in emails, anything else tends to get mashed up in the email systems.. Learn more
1. general feedback list, text link or button link:
what i keep finding in eBay Seller's emails to me are text links, and i will copy and paste the link into my browser and even though there was some thought put into the writing of the link - the writers try and write a link to their specific item feedback - but what ends up happening is a sort of eBay's safety net approach where the URL resolves to the general Leave feedback page... without specificity to the item and (we dont want a list of items either)...
2. specific item feedback, text link or button link:
you can get a very specific feedback button for your item...
however this one is tricky,,,, there is the Seller and there is the Buyer,
only the Buyer is able to go to the URL that you might provide to the customer as a Seller..
to get the specific merchandise feedback page (which is not the general list Leave feedback page), you will need to have three bits of info:
1. useridto - you know this one it is your user id at eBay
2. item - this is a unique auction number, which is held for your records for X amount of months by eBay, it is not eternal eventually the number will be thrown back into a pool of numbers and reused, but for now and the foreseeable future your item number is yours
3. transactionid - this one is a little more elusive, as a Buyer you can find out this number by going to the general list Leave feedback and clicking on a button on the right which says Leave Feedback, then when your browser goes to that page the transactionid is in the URL in the address bar
I have never been a Seller at eBay, but somewhere in the Seller part of eBay when you hover over the My eBay at the top of any eBay page, and scroll down the list to Selling: - the transactionid number MUST be under the Seller page somewhere, anyway to achieve the specific merchandise Leave feedback goal you must have the three bits of info: useridto, item, transactionid
ok let's start with a bogus mock-up address, i will use my name (useridto) rather than you using your name (useridto), you are wanting Feedback sent to your account as Seller,,,,
so what i am saying is that only the Buyer has any opportunity to look at the feedback page where they input the feedback, but YOU as a Seller can provide the Buyer with the URL of their specific item Leave feedback page, it works i have tested it one time even though i am not a Seller, i cant see what the Seller sees,,,,
at some point though, eBay is kinda obliged to let you (however briefly) see the item number and also the transaction id number
so where do we get these numbers,,,,, well first let me start with the green item number,, i took that off of an auction i just completed for a Gerber MP 600 utility knife, it is a good one and didnt cost me any $85 bucks,,,,, but the URL for that is:
and i am using that one because it is a semi-working example, even though the auction is closed, the syntax is correct for the item number, to find your own item numbers go to:
while you are at your Purchase History page or your Selling History page, click one of the blue buttons at the right for Leave feedback,
your browser will then go to the feedback page for that specific item,,,
now look at the URL in the address bar of your browser
it has the useridto and the item as well as the transactionid, it also has some (i suspect) tracking numbers for eBay to be able to track where users came from and where they go, possibly... anyway there are some unnecessary numbers which i omit from the URL syntax - because they are not needed to provide your buyers with the links to Leave feedback, whether those links are text links or button links,,
what this means is i can provide a button to the Seller's specific item, meaning not the general list of items at PurchaseHistory, BUT the Seller is going to have to write in the proper useridto and the item as well as the transactionid or else it will not work,,,,, so here is a mock-up of the specific Leave feedback button:
this is an [item specific] mock-up bogus url, get your correct numbers and plug them in:
i sent to myself an email,
in which i used both text link and button link,
these were the specific links not to the general page,
i clicked on them both and they both worked,
i have not yet tried to signout of eBay and then tried the same test,
but i bet that all that is required is for me to lick the link and then signin and i will arrive at the page i am meaning to see..
$ WARNING $
a lot of people use a lot of different types of email, so just because you send somebody a big wonderful button which happens to be correctly linked to a page that you as Seller are never allowed to see - the point is it makes a whole lot of sense to just send a plain text link which gets the customers where they need to go, namely the Leave feedback page,,,, basic and simple is better than glamorous and complicated in this context (Mary Ann not Ginger)
if you want to test this out, get a partner and sell,, whatever sell a twisty-tie or sell a piece of notebook paper to each other through eBay,,,, use BuyNow, and then compare and contrast the success or failure of your attempt(s) to properly link your 'customer' to his/her specific page to Leave feedback, i think you will find that the indigenous eBay email is very limiting, trying to send pics or buttons back and forth using eBay email is its own challenge...
4. very carefully transcribe the useridto, item, and transactionid below: