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Amazon Seeks Brand New Products from Sellers

Not only does Amazon want to be the source for repeat purchases such as household staples, it also wants to showcase new products to entice shoppers. This month it kicked off a promotion to ...

Etsy Tests Buyer Photo Section in Listings

Etsy is testing a rather radical feature this month: displaying photographs on sellers listings pages that buyers have uploaded when they submit product reviews. While a standard feature on ...

eBay Wants to Be Seen as the Merchant

When you buy something on Amazon, it feels like you re buying from Amazon even if a third-party seller owns and fulfills the items you order. Buyers typically have little if any interaction with ...

Returns Are the Achilles Heel of Ecommerce

Walmart may leverage its physical stores to facilitate returns of items sold by third-party marketplace sellers, according to CNBC, which could help it compete against Amazon. Marketplaces are ...

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman Tries Some eBay Moves

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman is trying out some moves that will be familiar to eBay sellers. That can be viewed as a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective. The company published its ...

eBay Continues to Fight Flea Market Image

When John Donahoe took over from Meg Whitman as CEO, he displayed his disdain for eBay s flea market image. The struggle to fight those perceptions lives on under Donahoe s successor, Devin ...

eBay Buyers Unable to Pay with PayPal

Buyers are unable to checkout on eBay using PayPal, with reports starting yesterday evening and continuing this morning. For most items, PayPal is the only form of payment buyers can select. eBay s ...

eBay Gets Bad Press over Fee Avoidance Policy

Two major newspapers wrote about eBay s policy of charging sellers commission fees even when they haven t sold an item - if they provide buyers with their contact information. The Daily Mail ...

Spammers Hit the eBay Forums Friday Night

Spammers hit the eBay forums overnight, linking to off-eBay websites purportedly selling health supplements. That s against eBay policy . Do not click on the links, as they may be phishing ...

Etsy Treats Vintage Differently on Navigation Menu

An Etsy seller wrote to us today sharing concerns that the marketplace appears to be putting sellers of vintage goods at a disadvantage over those selling handmade goods. There are three categories ...

eBay Turns to Sellers for Help with Catalog

eBay asked sellers for help in building a product catalog on Wednesday as it transitions to a Product Based Shopping Experience. But with its launch of the Product Experts Program (PEP ...

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