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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 ...

Are You Checking Your eBay Fees?

We received yet another report about eBay incorrectly assessing selling fees. The latest report: The eBay Bulk Editor Tool is generating and showing users erroneous fees for simple listing ...

eBay Is Overcharging Sellers Today

eBay is charging sellers for listings that should be free. It s 5PM on February 28th, I have 47 of 50 free listings still available (and a ton of new store offers that don t apply), and (eBay s ...

eBay Disappoints Store Owners with Spring Update

eBay disappointed some of its best sellers - those who pay monthly fees for Stores - by announcing a fee increase. eBay also introduced two new tiers to its Stores subscription program today ...

eBay Riles Sellers with Warning about Returns

Sellers are upset about an email eBay sent them on Monday about their return rates, in some cases couched as warnings. There are various versions of the email depending on the recipient s rate of ...

Sellers Dismayed at Disappearance of DSR Reports

eBay sellers can no longer generate DSR reports, though whether it s a glitch or by design isn t clear. Despite the fact Detailed Seller Ratings are no longer counted as defects against a seller ...

USPS Catches eBay Seller Paying Incorrect Postage

The US Postal Service is now checking packages sent using online postage providers (eBay, Stamps.com, ShipRush, Pitney Bowes, USPS Click N Ship, etc.) to see if the sender paid the correct rate. A ...

Beware the PayPal Money Request Scam

Virtually anyone with an email address can request money from someone with a PayPal account. That s the double-edged sword with PayPal - it s simple to set up and use for legitimate purposes, but ...

eBay Runs Another Rare Sitewide Coupon Sale

eBay is running another sitewide coupon sale, the second this month. While coupon codes and sales are not unusual, what makes this sale rare is the fact that it isn t limited to a small number of ...

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