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Etsy Takes Pulse of Sellers with New Survey

Etsy is surveying sellers, and the type of questions is telling. Josh Silverman, Etsy s CEO, is very data driven and measures everything - Etsy did extensive testing of its TV commercials before ...

Etsy Considers Prime Like Shipping Program?

Etsy may be considering a shipping program similar to Amazon Prime. An Etsy seller reported last month that Etsy sent a survey to customers asking if they would pay a yearly subscription fee in ...

eBay Blames Deals Sites for Payments Confusion

eBay shoppers are getting confused over the coupons eBay has been offering as a reward for buying from sellers enrolled in managed payments, and in some cases they are complaining to sellers ...

Seller Boycott Against Amazon Unit Succeeds

Antiquarian booksellers banded together to protest a decision by Amazon s AbeBooks marketplace, a rare show of solidarity among independent third-party sellers that worked - at least for now ...

Are You Tired of Being Reminded to Go Vote?

Ads on TV, phone calls during dinner, and now, even the Google doodle is reminding us to vote - and it s only the midterms. This level of fervor is usually reserved for presidential elections ...

Is eBay Feedback Still Relevant?

Many of us still remember when you could leave an eBay user feedback even if you weren t involved in a transaction. So much has changed over the years, but the biggest change occurred when eBay ...

Amazon Survey: Are We Good for Small Business?

Can Amazon mold public perception so it s seen as a platform supporting small businesses and avoid being seen as a faceless corporate giant swallowing everything in its path? A survey adds to the ...

Ominous Sign for Small Sellers Who Import

The owner of a small family-owned business in Texas said she is feeling the financial impact of US tariffs against China. She told CNN that 84% of the products currently in the store come from ...

Etsy Sellers Describe Bumpy Ride with New Billing

Etsy sellers are confused as the marketplace rolls out changes to the way it bills sellers. In April, Etsy announced major changes that would be coming in June, spinning it as a simpler system ...

Unfortunate Consequences of Etsy Cropped Photos

Some sellers are upset that Etsy has cropped their photos that they ve worked so hard on to show their products in the best light. For some users, visiting shops now show thumbnails of listings ...

Etsy Lets Shoppers Filter Reviews in Latest Test

Etsy announced a new test it is running to help shoppers dig in to seller reviews. Concerned about the quality of a seller s items, or want to see if a seller has high ratings when it comes to ...

Etsy Popups: Irritating or Enticing to Shoppers?

Clicking on a seller s listing on Etsy yesterday, I was startled when a pop-up appeared. It showed a picture of the item I was looking at with the message in very large type, This could sell out ...

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