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Is Etsy Pattern Worth $15 a Month?

Would you pay $15/month for a store that was limited to exactly what you already had listed on the marketplace on which you sold? That s what Etsy expected its sellers to do last year when it ...

Etsy Updates: Good News - Bad News

Online sellers are always adapting to marketplace changes, and Etsy sellers are no exception. First the good news - Etsy has finally changed its multi-shop checkout launched in January after ...

Spring Cleaning at eBay

eBay is cleansing its site of old listings, saying they clutter the site and are unfair to other sellers when their listings are difficult to find. Online seller and AuctionBytes blogger Bob takes ...

Sellers Hurt By Amazon's Latest Crackdown

Amazon is cracking down in the Music category to the dismay of third-party sellers. Amazon just blocked me from selling CDs just like they did DVDs a year and half ago, a reader told us today ...

Etsy Market Pages Plagued by Risque Tags

Etsy sellers are furious to learn that risque tags, some characterized as vulgar and even pornographic, are populating market pages. Those are the pages that Etsy shows to visitors coming to ...

eBay Bucks Encourages Participants to Sell

eBay is running a promotion through its eBay Bucks loyalty program - be sure to look at the details. Those invited to the promotion receive 8% in eBay Bucks on every Qualifying Purchase - as we ...

eBay Jalopy Needs a Kick in the Fender

Selling on eBay can be like taking a ride in an old jalopy, according to online seller and AuctionBytes blogger Bob, a columnist who isn t afraid to write what many sellers are thinking. eBay ...

USPS TV Commercial Features Online Retailers

The USPS began airing a new TV commercial on Monday featuring online retailers. The 30-second spot shows a mail carrier picking up packages at several businesses and delivering mail to customers ...

Tradesy Raises Fees for Selling Low-Cost Clothing

If you sell on Tradesy (often compared to Poshmark), you ll want to pull your low-cost listings before Wednesday. The fashion marketplace is changing its selling fees effective May 10th. The ...

eBay Takes Ownership of Promotion Snafu

eBay is running several free-listing promotions, but one is not working as it should. Sellers invited to participate in one of the promotions are finding that they are required to use up their ...

What Happened to Etsy in February?

Etsy said on Tuesday it had a challenging February that contributed to lower than anticipated first quarter results. (It also announced a management shakeup and layoffs, see the previous blog ...

Shakeup at Etsy as CEO Steps Down

Drama surrounded Etsy today, nearly obscuring its first-quarter earnings release. First, an activist investor issued a press release pressuring the company to make some big changes, even ...

Small Number of Shoppers Unable to Access Amazon

Some people are reporting they can t access Amazon, an intermittent problem that has been occurring since Friday or longer. On Down Detector , people are reporting a message ERR_SOCKET_ NOT ...

Is Amazon a Foe or Friend? Survey Says,...

Many online sellers benefit tremendously from Amazon, yet at the same time, the ecommerce giant is a competitive force for online and offline retailers. A new study from SLI Systems conducted a ...

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