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August 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

eBay, Verisk Partners in Crime Analytics

Companies will share data to fight retail crime, fraud and theft.

eBay is teaming with a provider of risk assessment solutions to fight retail crime, counterfeiting and online fraud. Verisk Crime Analytics announced eBay’s partnership with its Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network on Tuesday. It reports that the two companies will work on developing ways to share and use data to provide retailers and police with “crime fighting analytics.” Each company will have staff working on these, but no details were given about what analytics will focus on. Read More

July 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

eBay Looks to Young Buyers

Marketplace considers allowing minors to open limited accounts.

eBay may allow minors to set up limited accounts on the marketplace—and it may do so within a year. Devin Wenig, president of Global Marketplaces, tells The Wall Street Journal that eBay is considering the idea. The marketplace would allow shoppers under the age of 18 to buy vintage T-shirts, jewelry, school supplies and other items on, but it would require parental authorization for minors to create accounts. Read More

April 28, 2011 · No comments

Recalls: The No-Man’s Land of Selling

How to avoid liability when selling new or used items online.

Your day is going well. You got up and exercised for 45 minutes, ate a healthy breakfast; you’re pumped up and feeling good. You sit down to your computer and open up a browser to your eBay Store and your e-mail program. Read More

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