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Amazon Creates Marketplace Developer Council

Amazon is working more closely with developers of seller tools - the company confirmed the existence of the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council, an invitation-only program for software developers ...

Paying to Drive Traffic to Your Amazon Listings?

Amazon may expand its ad platform by running merchant ads off-marketplace. According to Bloomberg , Amazon sellers will be able to buy ads that follow people around the Internet to lure the ...

eBay Promotions Prove Challenging These Days

We need a scorecard to keep track of the issues that have been plaguing eBay promotions recently. Here s what we re hearing from sellers (and buyers) about the latest issues. (We ll provide an ...

eBay Upsets Buyers over Flash Sale Snafu

eBay extended its latest buyer promotion by 3 hours after a glitch on Friday, but many buyers complained they were never able to take advantage of the promised savings. The flash sale offered ...

Payment Delays Now a Possibility on Amazon

One of the advantages to selling on Amazon is that buyers must pay immediately, and sellers get the funds right away, subject to their disbursement schedule. That s changing to some extent thanks ...

Sellers Stuck with eBay Guaranteed Delivery

eBay sellers are reporting that they are unable opt out of the Guaranteed Delivery program. In March, we wrote about a letter eBay sent many sellers telling them they would be entered into the ...

Amazon Change Hurts Small Sellers

Amazon removed an important feature without warning that has small sellers asking, what happened to my storefront? Amazon removed the Products tab - but only for sellers on the Individual plan ...

Amazon Raises Annual Prime Membership Fee to $119

Amazon is raising the cost of an annual Prime membership in the US from $99 to $119 effective May 11th for new members and beginning June 16th for renewals. The company announced the fee change ...

eBay Alternative Addoway to Shut Down in May

Another alternative to eBay is closing. Addoway is an online marketplace launched by two college students in 2010 and is shutting down in May. Fredrick Nijm and Anthony Saia launched Addoway ...

SmugMug Buys Yahoo's Flickr Image Hosting Site

Numerous times we ve written about photo-hosting sites making radical changes or closing down to the dismay of online sellers who sometimes lost their entire libraries of product images. (PhotoBucke ...

Sellers Fume over Etsy Billing Changes

Some sellers are fuming over changes Etsy will make in how it collects fees. Beginning in June, the online marketplace will start automatically deducting taxes and fees from their Etsy ...

Reports eBay Is Forcing Buyer Remorse Returns

Pointing to this thread on the eBay discussion boards, readers said eBay is running a policy test requiring sellers to accept all returns, including instances of buyer s remorse. They were ...

South Dakota Refers to Small Sellers as Pint Sized

South Dakota came out swinging against Wayfair, Overstock.com, and Newegg in its reply brief to the Supreme Court on Monday, but it may have disrespected small sellers when it referred to them as ...

Etsy Tests Limited Time Offers to New Buyers

Etsy is running a test to see if offering new buyers limited-time offers will help increase sales and get them to return for a second purchase. It described the test as follows: We re ...

Amazon Gains Entry into Your Home

Remember when you had to put a physical piece of metal (otherwise known as a key) into your car-door keyhole to unlock your car? Despite initial skepticism, keyless entry systems for cars are now ...

eBay Hampers Negotiations of Luxury Goods

When you re shopping for items that cost tens of thousands of dollars, you expect to be able to communicate with the merchant and perhaps engage in some haggling - especially if it s on a site like ...

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