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CEOs Blame IPO for Etsy Woes

Even before the latest round of layoffs at Etsy announced this week, some sellers were looking for alternatives, expressing dissatisfaction with the direction of the company. The marketplace is ...

Sellers Who List Shipping Boxes Separately

An Etsy seller is listing items that they say will ship in an envelope, unless the buyer purchases a shipping box in a separate listing. A reader, Pennyemporium, shared the listings with us ...

New Post Office Kiosks Provide Proof of Shipping

Getting packages scanned is vital to online sellers who need proof for customers showing their item is on the way. We reported last year that the USPS was testing a new system designed to ...

Pay $30,000 to Learn How to Sell on Amazon?

Sellers, beware - there is a company that is giving free and paid seminars around the country promising to teach people how to sell on Amazon. They want participants to purchase inventory from them ...

Etsy Is Testing Changes to Search

Etsy kicked off several tests on Tuesday to spur sales. One experiment, as it calls such testing, is a change to its Search feature . During the experiment, some members may notice that we ...

Amazon Panics Sellers with Warning Email

Amazon sent an email to sellers warning them it s against its policy to use multiple selling accounts, and warning them that if certain circumstances warranted them doing so, to make sure they ...

Amazon Email Opt-Outs Cause Havoc for Sellers

Sellers on Amazon are facing a serious challenge when trying to communicate with buyers. Amazon has put in place an option for buyers to opt out of receiving seller emails, and an EcommerceBytes ...

Etsy Responds to Social Linking Controversy

Some sellers were upset to learn that Etsy was displaying ads for rival sellers at the top of listings when visitors came from social networking sites. We wrote about the issue here yesterday ...

Is Etsy Pattern Worth $15 a Month?

Would you pay $15/month for a store that was limited to exactly what you already had listed on the marketplace on which you sold? That s what Etsy expected its sellers to do last year when it ...

Etsy Updates: Good News - Bad News

Online sellers are always adapting to marketplace changes, and Etsy sellers are no exception. First the good news - Etsy has finally changed its multi-shop checkout launched in January after ...

Spring Cleaning at eBay

eBay is cleansing its site of old listings, saying they clutter the site and are unfair to other sellers when their listings are difficult to find. Online seller and AuctionBytes blogger Bob takes ...

Sellers Hurt By Amazon's Latest Crackdown

Amazon is cracking down in the Music category to the dismay of third-party sellers. Amazon just blocked me from selling CDs just like they did DVDs a year and half ago, a reader told us today ...

Etsy Market Pages Plagued by Risque Tags

Etsy sellers are furious to learn that risque tags, some characterized as vulgar and even pornographic, are populating market pages. Those are the pages that Etsy shows to visitors coming to ...

eBay Bucks Encourages Participants to Sell

eBay is running a promotion through its eBay Bucks loyalty program - be sure to look at the details. Those invited to the promotion receive 8% in eBay Bucks on every Qualifying Purchase - as we ...

eBay Jalopy Needs a Kick in the Fender

Selling on eBay can be like taking a ride in an old jalopy, according to online seller and AuctionBytes blogger Bob, a columnist who isn t afraid to write what many sellers are thinking. eBay ...

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