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online seller
April 25, 2013 · No comments

Letter From the Editor: We’ve Moved!

The Online Seller is now on Auctiva EDU.

Over the last few years we’ve had a lot of fun sharing expert insights, selling tips, and the latest ecommerce news with you to help as you establish and grow your online business.
We’ll continue doing that, but starting May 1 we will be returning to our ecommerce roots at Auctiva EDU. Read More

onlinesalestax-no
April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

eBay Urges Users to Fight Online Sales Tax

Marketplace Fairness Act pushes on, will be brought to Senate floor.

eBay is asking its users to tell Congress they don’t want an online sales tax.
In a letter sent to users on Sunday, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe encourages customers to join the marketplace in telling Congress “No” to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force some online merchants to collect and pay sales tax on the items they sell. Read More

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April 19, 2013 · No comments

eBay Posts 14% Revenue Surge in First Quarter

More sales, customers fuel growth.

More eBay sales, an increase in the number of PayPal accounts and more mobile shoppers helped eBay Inc.’s revenue grew by double digits during this year’s first quarter.
eBay posted a 14-percent year-over-year increase, with its revenue reaching $3.7 billion, officials announced on Wednesday. Read More

ebay seller cruise
April 12, 2013 · No comments

eBay Seller Cruise Sets Sail in February

Registration now open for five-day affair.

eBay sellers will have the chance to sail to Mexico, mingle with fellow merchants and learn how to grow their businesses next year thanks to a new eBay seller education event.
The SeaBay Cruise sets sail on Feb. 8, and registration is now open, say event organizers Stephanie Inge, the founder of The Dallas eBaybes & eMales, and Joyce Banbury, the organizer of the annual Kansas Jubilee eBay conference. Read More

saturday delivery
April 11, 2013 · No comments

USPS: Saturday Delivery Is Back On

Congress blocks switch to 5-days-a-week delivery schedule.

Americans will continue to get their mail six days a week, the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday, reversing an earlier decision to limit Saturday deliveries to P.O. Boxes and packages starting in August.
USPS officials say “restrictive language” in a resolution recently passed by Congress that will fund the U.S. Read More

mother's day
April 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Email Subject Lines May Lift Mother’s Day Sales

Firm finds the right subject can draw in more buyers.

Want to grab buyers’ attention as you get ready for Mother’s Day? Send out a promo email and focus on the subject line.
Research from Experian Marketing Services notes that personalized subject lines in emails translate into a 54-percent increase in unique open rates and a 66-percent increase in sales. Read More

etsy2
April 8, 2013 · No comments

Etsy Adjusts Customer Service Stats

Seller concerns prompt changes to response, processing time stats.

Etsy’s Customers Service Stats were meant to help sellers gauge that part of their business. However, several merchants reported the stats weren’t displaying the right information, prompting the marketplace to update the feature.
Heather Burkman, a member of Etsy’s product marketing team, announced officials made two changes to stats on Wednesday. Read More

conference in las vegas
April 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sellers: ‘Party’ at Conference in Las Vegas

Event full of eBay seller education, expert tips.

eBay sellers, are you ready to party—and learn about selling on the marketplace? Registration is now open for this year’s eBay Radio Party & Conference.
The seller conference in Las Vegas kicks off June 18 and lasts through June 20 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Read More

retail sales
March 25, 2013 · No comments

4G Service to Revitalize Retail Sales in UK

Faster, more reliable service expected to lower mobile shopping barriers.

Making 4G cell service available to everyone in the U.K. will give retail sales a shot in the arm this year.
A study by researcher Conlumino, which was announced today by eBay, says 4G service should increase mobile shopping by 113 percent this year compared to last, and it could help retail sales in the U.K. Read More

ebay listings
March 21, 2013 · No comments

Glitch Removes Thousands of eBay Listings

Officials say issue has been resolved.

A software issue that removed thousands of eBay listings on Wednesday has been resolved.
The glitch impacted about 10,000 total merchants in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and Australia, removing their listings from the site, according to a post in eBay’s General Announcements. Read More