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Brands Find Another Way to Limit Online Sales

We ve discovered another way big brands are limiting sales of their products on ecommerce platforms: they re calling on credit card companies to act as enforcers. A reader said that when a ...

Amazon Program to Help Crackdown on Fakes

Amazon is expanding a program it began working on last year to crack down on counterfeit goods. According to this article in CNBC: As early as next month, any brand can register its logo and ...

When eBay Global Shipping Doesn't Make Sense

Would you pay $14 in shipping for a $6.99 purchase on eBay? Many people wouldn t. But eBay is charging buyers shipping costs that are out-of-whack for certain items thanks to its Global Shipping ...

Etsy Tests Bot to Rearrange Seller Home Pages

Etsy announced it is running a test in which it uses an algorithm to rearrange listings on sellers Shop home pages. An excerpt from the announcement explains: We re starting a test that ...

Etsy Shows Off Its Newest Ads

Etsy is showing off its newest ads that are part of its ongoing Difference Makes Us campaign. Last year, we invited you to recreate a favorite scene from the campaign videos using products ...

eBay Rolls Out More Changes to Community Boards

eBay is making changes to its community pages tomorrow. It gave an early heads-up to a certain group of sellers, inviting them to participate in a secret pre-briefing. But when those members ...

eBay Hosts Sketchy Listings from China

A seller noticed that a valuable vintage item they had sold several months ago for a winning bid of over $150 was resurrected on eBay with a Buy It Now price of under $30 from a zero-feedback ...

Etsy Adds Much Needed Features to Pattern Stores

To say Pattern wasn t ready for Prime Time when Etsy launched the store-hosting service last year would be an understatement, but the company been adding features that make it more appealing ...

The Rise and Fall of an eBay Seller

Can you find success off of eBay? One reader hailed a business called Nasty Gal in 2010 when it left the eBay platform for greener pastures. The founder, Sophia Amoruso, found success as she ...

Good News, Bad News: Amazon Runs One-Day Sale

Amazon is running a site-wide sale today in the US, offering a discount of $8.62 on orders of $50 or more. Sellers immediate reaction might be glee at the prospect of more sales. However ...

FedEx Billing Issues on eBay Bog Down Sellers

Sellers should be very careful when using eBay to print FedEx shipping labels, a reader warned us. The seller recommended opening a FedEx account as a way of comparing eBay rates with FedEx direct ...

Where Is eBay's Poshmark?

eBay recognized the importance of mobile shopping early on, but that hasn t stopped other mobile commerce platforms from springing up and finding success. The Wall Street Journal ran an ...

Etsy Eases Handmade Disclosure Policy

Etsy is streamlining the process for disclosing production partnerships for items listed in the Handmade category on its site. The company made other big announcements today, but this one has the ...

Real Fakes on Amazon Are Hard to Swallow

Yesterday we blogged about the challenges eBay and marketplace sellers face in dealing with false claims that they re violating brands intellectual property. Now here s a look at how real ...

eBay Seller Successfully Fights False VeRO Claim

Sellers of legitimate goods acquired in a legitimate manner can face false accusations nevertheless, and when selling goods on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, can have their listings pulled ...

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