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January 23, 2013 · No comments

Build Your Own Online Store, Part 3

Buy a custom domain name to build trust among buyers.

When Shelly Coby was ready to take her doggy boutique online, she bought a domain name through GoDaddy. For the owner of PupRwear, buying a domain so her store’s URL would be made sense. She knew it would make her store more memorable, help her stand out and build trust among shoppers, especially when she contacts buyers via email. Read More

November 13, 2012 · No comments

eBay Style Connects Top-Rated Sellers with Chinese Buyers

New site features clothing, handbags, shoes, other items.

eBay will put some items from U.S. Top-rated Sellers in front of a growing Chinese buying audience with a new website. eBay Style launched on Monday and features clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, health and beauty products, and other items from about 5,000 brands. Read More

November 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

eBay International Shipping Program to Debut

Global Shipping Program to open to millions of sellers soon.

It’s official; the eBay international shipping program rumored to debut in September is a done deal and will be available to sellers soon. The marketplace officially announced the launch of its Global Shipping Program on Thursday, noting that a small group of sellers is testing the eBay international shipping program and that it will be available to millions of merchants “in the months ahead.” With the new program, participating U.S. Read More

November 1, 2012 · No comments

eBay, PayPal Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Sites open donation pages; eBay says it will protect affected sellers.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect that Hurricane Sandy also affected North Carolina and Ohio. As people in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States deal with the floods, power outages and devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, PayPal and eBay are trying to help those affected. Read More

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

eBay Discusses Resale Case

Marketplace notes that extreme copyright ruling could affect many.

eBay is spreading the word about a future Supreme Court case that could impact merchants who import items for resale. The case, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, involves an eBay seller, Supap Kirtsaeng, a graduate student at the University of Southern California in 2008 who asked relatives in Thailand to buy textbooks in the Asian country and send them to him in the United States, so he could sell the books online to help pay for tuition, according to eBay’s Main Street blog. Read More

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