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Online Retailer Apologizes for Slang Swear Word

Someone in the marketing department at online retailer ThredUp tried to have a little fun in an email to customers over the weekend, but crossed the line as far as some customers were concerned ...

The Yelp Trap: Educate Your Staff

Yelp can help or hurt your business, and sometimes it can happen in unexpected ways. National Jeweler describes such a case that took place in Massachusetts. A jury has ordered a ...

Staying Safe while Selling on Craigslist

Thinking of selling through a classifieds site like Craigslist? In today s column, online seller and blogger Bob offers some common-sense tips (with tongue in cheek) on trading safely ...

How Much Buyer Frustration Is Too Much for eBay?

If your customers told you they were unable to pay for their item this week because they were unable to redeem their eBay Bucks rewards , they were likely telling the truth. We heard from a ...

Reality TV Meets Crafting Thanks to Amy Poehler

Call it Survivor for crafters - the website Deadline says a new reality TV program will tackle crafters in a series called The Handmade Project. Actor/comedian Amy Poehler ( Saturday ...

Brands Find Another Way to Limit Online Sales

We ve discovered another way big brands are limiting sales of their products on ecommerce platforms: they re calling on credit card companies to act as enforcers. A reader said that when a ...

Amazon Program to Help Crackdown on Fakes

Amazon is expanding a program it began working on last year to crack down on counterfeit goods. According to this article in CNBC: As early as next month, any brand can register its logo and ...

When eBay Global Shipping Doesn't Make Sense

Would you pay $14 in shipping for a $6.99 purchase on eBay? Many people wouldn t. But eBay is charging buyers shipping costs that are out-of-whack for certain items thanks to its Global Shipping ...

Etsy Tests Bot to Rearrange Seller Home Pages

Etsy announced it is running a test in which it uses an algorithm to rearrange listings on sellers Shop home pages. An excerpt from the announcement explains: We re starting a test that ...

Etsy Shows Off Its Newest Ads

Etsy is showing off its newest ads that are part of its ongoing Difference Makes Us campaign. Last year, we invited you to recreate a favorite scene from the campaign videos using products ...

eBay Rolls Out More Changes to Community Boards

eBay is making changes to its community pages tomorrow. It gave an early heads-up to a certain group of sellers, inviting them to participate in a secret pre-briefing. But when those members ...

eBay Hosts Sketchy Listings from China

A seller noticed that a valuable vintage item they had sold several months ago for a winning bid of over $150 was resurrected on eBay with a Buy It Now price of under $30 from a zero-feedback ...

Etsy Adds Much Needed Features to Pattern Stores

To say Pattern wasn t ready for Prime Time when Etsy launched the store-hosting service last year would be an understatement, but the company been adding features that make it more appealing ...

The Rise and Fall of an eBay Seller

Can you find success off of eBay? One reader hailed a business called Nasty Gal in 2010 when it left the eBay platform for greener pastures. The founder, Sophia Amoruso, found success as she ...

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