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Would You Miss Your Post Office If It Closed?

Kenneth Corbin attended hearings in Washington DC this week on the USPS plans to close over 3,652 post offices ( see the Newsflash article ). In defending the plan, a USPS representative told the ...


eBay Puts Dupe-Listing Warning System in Place

Be warned - eBay is rolling out new functionality to the site next week to prevent sellers from listing duplicate items. eBay prohibits sellers from listing duplicate items as part of its Fixed-Pric ...


eBay Disputes IPS Claims of Tax Dodging

eBay made the IPS list of top corporate tax-dodgers. A new report says eBay paid its CEO John Donahoe compensation of $12.4 million in 2010 while receiving a federal income tax refund of $131 ...


eBay Denies the End of Auctions

eBay denied it was ending the auction format in October after a report surfaced on its Seller Central discussion board today. After being inundated with emails about the report, I checked in with ...


Are You Ready for the Holiday Shopping Season?

If you re not yet ready for the holiday shopping season, you re in trouble, according to a panel of retailers at the recent Etail East conference moderated by Michael Hayward, CEO of ROI Labs. And ...


Etsy to Open Site to Some Form of Advertising

Etsy sellers were abuzz over the possibility that the online marketplace will launch a seller ad program. Speculation began when Etsy released a landing page and video with the message: In the ...


eBay Strikes Gold with Bullion Sweepstakes

eBay knows a PR opportunity when it sees one. As Brian Cohen wrote for us in April, gold is heating up on eBay, and it s not just coins - there s also an increasing number of dental scrap and ...


What Would Bad-Buyer Detection Look Like on eBay?

If you sell regularly on eBay, chances are you ve encountered what s known as a bad buyer. This is someone who leaves negative feedback for most of the sellers with whom they transact, or who ...


How Will the Economy Affect Online Sales?

Several articles were published over the weekend about how a bad economy could affect sales growth. For most retailers, the fourth quarter provides a major part of their revenue for the year, so ...


eBay Messaging on Fees Not Really that Simple

An alert reader from Europe pointed out an error in eBay Australia s notice about fee changes. eBay wrote in the announcement under the heading Changes to non-Store fees: Final value fees will ...


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