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eBay Partner ToysRUs Launches Its Own Marketplace

eBay has enjoyed a special relationship with ToysRUs, giving it prominent placement on its site including in search results, and even running TV commercials exclusively featuring the ToysRUs eBay ...

Cooking the Books Gives eBay Sellers Indigestion

There s a mystery in the eBay book category, online seller and AuctionBytes blogger Bob reports. See why this glitch is a recipe for disaster. Take a photography art book, mix in a cup of ...

Will Amazon Refurbs Impact eBay Sales?

eBay is more typically accused of copying Amazon than the other way around, but Amazon recently rebranded a little-known program that may cut into a piece of eBay s business. Amazon Renewed offers ...

Etsy Changes the Way It Tracks Sellers Ads

Etsy is changing the way it tracks ad performance for sellers who use its two advertising programs. There s no change in how much a seller will pay for Promoted Listings as a result of the ...

Etsy Sellers Irked by Changes to Listing Layout

Some Etsy sellers are not happy with changes to the layout of their listings. Over the summer, sellers began noticing that only partial descriptions were displayed inside their listings - shoppers ...

New Developments in Online Sales Tax Debate

States looking to collect more revenue are frustrated by Congress inaction on online sales tax legislation and are looking to make their case before the Supreme Court. They may soon get their wish ...

Amazon Duped by Bogus Law Firm Says CNBC

Amazon was tricked by a fake law firm into removing a seller s hot product from its marketplace, costing the seller $200,000, according to this article in CNBC. The merchant said Amazon kicked ...

Amazon Launches New Fashion Brand in Europe

Amazon launched its own fashion brand in the UK and plans to aggressively promote it across Europe. Amazon UK s homepage presents shoppers with a new option: Find, a private label brand of clothing ...

No ETA on a Fix for AbeBooks Outage

AbeBooks has been down since Friday evening due to a hardware issue, Geekwire reported . Visiting AbeBooks currently brings up the following message: We are currently experiencing a hardware ...

Etsy Kicks Off Its First Labor Day Sale

Etsy is trying something new - it s holding its first Labor Day Sale that kicked off today and runs through Monday - you can visit the temporary sale page and browse items that are discounted ...

eBay Closes Half.com This Week, Sellers Prepare

It looks like eBay is hoping no one will notice that its media site Half.com is closing its doors this week. It notified sellers in June, as we previously reported , but visitors to the site ...

Sellers Should Brace for USPS Rate Hike in January

You can count on shipping costs to go up each year, and January is the favorite month for USPS, UPS, and FedEx to raise rates. Blogger D. Eadward Tree (a pseudonym for a magazine-industry insider ...

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