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January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

eBay Revs Up Enhanced Motors App

Updated app allows shoppers to search with photos.

eBay Motors released a new version of its mobile app that makes finding the car or part you need as easy as taking a photo, eBay announced on Friday. The updated app makes typing in the search field unnecessary. Now shoppers simply need to take a photo of the car or part they’re looking for in order to search for it on the marketplace, eBay reports. Read More

January 27, 2012 · 45 Comments

Seller Files Suit Against eBay

Complaint says Featured Plus! service was 'nonfunctional.'

eBay is facing a class action lawsuit that claims the marketplace’s Featured Plus! service failed to give sellers who purchased the service higher placement in search results, as the feature is meant to do. In the suit, which was filed on Monday, lead plaintiff Custom LED claims Featured Plus!, which cost the seller up to $39.95 per listing, did not help listings that used the feature get higher rankings in search results. Read More

January 24, 2012 · No comments

eBay Mobile Sales to Reach $8B in 2012

Company pushing for improved coverage in U.K. to boost mobile usage.

Shoppers are expected to continue reaching for their mobile devices when they buy on eBay, fueling major growth of mobile sales on the site, one company official says. In a keynote speech last week in Las Vegas, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe said he expects mobile gross merchandise volume on the marketplace to increase by more than 60 percent. Read More

January 19, 2012 · No comments

Q4 Shows eBay is Still Going Strong

Holiday sales boost numbers, but continued growth is expected.

A strong holiday season helped eBay sail past revenue and profit projections for the fourth quarter, and company officials see that growth continuing in 2012. Showing it remains a force in e-commerce, eBay ended the fourth quarter of 2011 with $3.4 billion in revenue, a 35-percent increase over the same period of 2010. Read More

January 12, 2012 · No comments

eBay Partners with USPS, Singapore Post

New ePac delivery service expected to boost trade between Singapore and the U.S.

A new shipping service has been announced that will offer cost-effective deliveries between Singapore and the U.S. eBay has collaborated with the U.S. Postal Service and Singapore Post to create ePac, a shipping service developed to provide more efficient delivery of lightweight goods between the two countries. Read More

John Lawson
January 10, 2012 · 48 Comments

Rev Up eBay Sales in 2012

Part 1 of an interview with e-commerce maven John Lawson.

John “ColderICE” Lawson is a bona fide e-commerce expert. Now, folks toss around that term pretty freely these days, but Lawson is the real deal, as genuine as they come. Not only has he been operating a successful eBay business since 1999, but he also thrives on Amazon and has his own successful store on the Web. Read More

January 9, 2012 · 26 Comments

Suit Targets eBay’s Proxy Bidding System

Plaintiff claims sellers are being cheated.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against eBay, claiming that eBay’s bidding system defrauds sellers of potential income. Since its launch, eBay’s bidding system has allowed bidders to privately place a maximum bid they are willing to pay for an auction. Read More

Stand Out on eBay
December 28, 2011 · No comments

To Stand Out on eBay, Change Your Shoes

Think like a buyer and you'll sell more.

One of the most asked questions from eBay sellers is, “How can I stand out and get my items noticed?” Considering there are more than 2 million products available worldwide on eBay at any one time, that’s a challenge. The first step to overcoming this challenge is to put yourself in your buyers’ shoes. Read More

December 27, 2011 · No comments

eBay Adjusts Best Match

Marketplace extends holiday promotion into the new year.

eBay sellers who want to rank high in Best Match searches should consider offering expedited shipping, longer return times and free shipping. That’s because eBay recently announced it would extend into 2012 a holiday promotion that gave sellers better search placement when they offered free shipping, one-day handling times, expedited or one-day shipping, and a return policy of 14 days or longer. Read More

eBay Acquires BillSAFE
December 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

eBay Buys Remaining Stake in BillSAFE

Company will pair invoice service with PayPal.

While shoppers were busy crossing off the last people on their holiday shopping lists, eBay was busy finalizing the acquisition of a German purchase-on-invoice service. On Dec. 22, the marketplace announced it had acquired the remaining shares of BillSAFE, a purchase-on-invoice service in which eBay bought a minority stake in October of 2010. Read More

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