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Amazon Leads in the Race to the Bottom

AuctionBytes blogger Bob says Amazon s pressure on booksellers to lower their prices has an unintended consequence: sellers are exaggerating the condition of their books to try and squeeze enough ...

Happy Anniversary to eBay Shipping Supply Coupons

Happy anniversary! It s been nearly 2 years since eBay began providing sellers who opened Stores a coupon for free, eBay-branded shipping supplies. AuctionBytes Blogger Bob takes a look at the ...

Amazon Gives Sellers a Wakeup Call on Using FBA

Amazon is using fee and policy levers as it seeks to optimize space in its warehouses, and it s a wakeup call to sellers who rely on FBA fulfillment services. As we reported in Newsflash this ...

Beware of Selling New Goods Online

Seller beware. Marketplaces are growing increasingly reluctant to allow the sale of new goods on their sites unless sellers can prove they are authorized dealers. A reader says he fears the ...

eBay Will No Longer Be Hands Off Says Executive

In a public relations misfire, eBay gave a reporter access to some of its top executives, but her story that came out today : Nobody Thinks About eBay. Even with 171 million users, the online ...

How UK Vigilantes Target eBay Scammers

Read about a group of vigilantes who identify fake eBay listings and take action to shut down the scammers bank accounts. Interesting story from The Guardian newspaper today, Buster Jack ...

Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

Hurricane Nate is making landfall in Mississippi this evening with watches and warnings in effect between Louisiana and Florida. It is expected to pass over portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and ...

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 ...

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