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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 ...

USPS TV Commercial Features Online Retailers

The USPS began airing a new TV commercial on Monday featuring online retailers. The 30-second spot shows a mail carrier picking up packages at several businesses and delivering mail to customers ...

Tradesy Raises Fees for Selling Low-Cost Clothing

If you sell on Tradesy (often compared to Poshmark), you ll want to pull your low-cost listings before Wednesday. The fashion marketplace is changing its selling fees effective May 10th. The ...

eBay Takes Ownership of Promotion Snafu

eBay is running several free-listing promotions, but one is not working as it should. Sellers invited to participate in one of the promotions are finding that they are required to use up their ...

What Happened to Etsy in February?

Etsy said on Tuesday it had a challenging February that contributed to lower than anticipated first quarter results. (It also announced a management shakeup and layoffs, see the previous blog ...

Shakeup at Etsy as CEO Steps Down

Drama surrounded Etsy today, nearly obscuring its first-quarter earnings release. First, an activist investor issued a press release pressuring the company to make some big changes, even ...

Small Number of Shoppers Unable to Access Amazon

Some people are reporting they can t access Amazon, an intermittent problem that has been occurring since Friday or longer. On Down Detector , people are reporting a message ERR_SOCKET_ NOT ...

Is Amazon a Foe or Friend? Survey Says,...

Many online sellers benefit tremendously from Amazon, yet at the same time, the ecommerce giant is a competitive force for online and offline retailers. A new study from SLI Systems conducted a ...

Amazon Shipping Plagued with Glitches

Online seller and AuctionBytes blogger Bob says preparing shipping labels through Amazon has become excruciating as various problems have plagued the system this year. A few months ago ...

Should Etsy Warn Sellers Before Running Tests?

Imagine getting into your car and finding out that overnight, the manufacturer had switched the position of the windshield wiper and directional signal without warning. That s how it can feel for ...

PayPal Ad Promotes Purchase Protection

PayPal is running a new ad campaign called PayPal Can Do That, according to some media trade publications. One such ad promotes PayPal s purchase protection. Letting customers know they are ...

Online Retailer Apologizes for Slang Swear Word

Someone in the marketing department at online retailer ThredUp tried to have a little fun in an email to customers over the weekend, but crossed the line as far as some customers were concerned ...

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