Short- Cheating: Electronic shipping info received means the USPS has received the shipping label to send your item has been printed and the USPS has received this info. The seller is 'tricking' you into thinking they shipped it fast!
Medium- Cheating: With eBay sellers if you ask them why did it take 3 days for my item to finally be shipped? The sellers answer is "USPS being so slow", but that is NOT true 99.97% of the time! So when you go to leave feedback you will feel 'sorry' thinking it was the post office being slow, but this is NOT TRUE 99.97% of the time. The sellers trying to deceive you, cheating to receive a 20% discount on fee's, & to be completely honest LAZY!
Long- Here's why: Over 2013 eBay has instituted multiple changes to hold eBay sellers accountable to their customers by providing fast & reliable service all to make eBay the #1 online e-commerce site, mainly to compete with Amazon. Sellers receive a "Top Rated" status that gives their products higher search results when a customer wants to find an item. The seller receives this status by:
1- Uploading tracking within 1 business day
2- Delivering 90% of orders on time as stated on the purchase page. The shipping info says- Expected arrival is between Jan 1 to Jan 3.
3- Maintain a +98% positive feedback with an average of 5 DSR Stars
When a seller prints out the shipping label the electronic shipping info tells eBay the seller has printed the label #1 defeated. When you ask ?'s or go to leave DSR feedback either you were told the USPS is slow or you think it was the USPS being slow because the seller printed the label fast and the tracking message you received proves this #2 defeated. As long as your item was as described, your going to leave all 5 Stars thus in turn the seller receives positive feedback #3 defeated. BAM 20% discount for selling fee's and they didn't ship a single order within 1 Business day, in stated handling time, etc!
Above is basically how sellers cheat and still get their discounts. But that can be avoided right, your the buyer and customers are always right? Think again!
When you go to leave your Feedback with DSR Stars you won't be able to leave low scores for most categories! Here's how:
Described: This is the only one you'll be able to give 1 to 5 Stars on, and then a seller can get this changed for many reasons but only a few times usually. Not affecting DSR scores & getting discount.
Communication: If you & the seller didn't send each other a message while being delivered the seller gets an automatic 5 STARS....You can't adjust this!
Shipping Time: If the seller printed the label in time, 5 Stars....Yup no changing this either!! It does still need to be within the handling time frame so if they used Next Business Day or Priority 2-3 days you can adjust this. If it was Media Mail, Parcel Select, or Economy shipping it more than likely will arrive in time even though they waited days to actually ship it!
S/H Cost: If the seller shipped it with "free" shipping, seller gets an automatic 5 Stars.....WOW no changing this either!!!
If you don't know any better your going to leave Positive feedback with 5 Stars, this isn't what the program was designed for. Only about .03% of the time is the post office really slow to ship, but it will NEVER take them 3 days to scan a package! Out of the last 7 years I've sold on ebay (over 2800 orders) I have never has one single order take but a few hours to get scanned in. I print my labels the same day I ship them, drop them off and within a few hours the post office will scan them and then tracking is updated!
I told you this was long, but now you know exactly why it takes 3 days or longer being 'stuck' in electronic shipping info received. Good luck!