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December 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

eBay Textbook Copyright Case May Impact Online Sellers

U.S. copyright's first sale doctrine questioned for imported goods.

A copyright case that’s before the U.S. Supreme Court could have a big impact on online sellers and several others who import items made abroad. Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons involves an eBay seller, Supap Kirtsaeng, who sold authentic textbooks on eBay to help pay for his graduate-school tuition at the University of Southern California. Read More

November 26, 2012 · No comments

Online Buyers Flock to Thanksgiving, Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is the biggest online holiday spending day so far this year.

Once Americans had their fill of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, many headed for the couch, but it wasn’t for the usual Thanksgiving Day nap. Instead, on the day that used to be reserved for friends and family, and the day after, consumers were busy gobbling up online deals and spending a lot of money. 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 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

High-end Fashion ‘A La Carte’

Former mystery buyer named eBay Canada's 2012 Fashion-preneur of the Year.

Tina Kastana started off her high-end fashion sales on eBay as a small venture, selling about 40 items in the auction format in 2002. Fast forward 10 years, and the one-woman operation is close to 2,000 feedbacks on eBay, and has been named eBay Canada’s 2012 Fashion-preneur of the Year. Read More

November 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dealing with eBay Returns Starts with Planning

eBay experts discuss strategies for handling returns.

For some online sellers, accepting eBay returns works. For others, it just doesn’t. They may find the cost is too great, or that items aren’t returned in the same condition as when they were shipped. If our recent article on eBay returns is any indication, it seems safe to say that returns are controversial in the online selling world. 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

October 18, 2012 · No comments

eBay Revenue Up 15 percent in Q3

PayPal, Marketplaces, new users spur growth.

eBay reported a strong third quarter on Wednesday, with revenue rising again by double digits. According to officials, third-quarter revenue jumped 15 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2011, reaching $3.4 billion. That was in line with what company executives expected at the end of the second quarter. Read More

October 17, 2012 · 12 Comments

eBay Sees to Bad Buyers, Top-Rated Sellers

Reporting hub more accessible; new Top Rated Plus badge to debut in November.

eBay is giving sellers an easier way to report problem buyers, and it’s encouraging Top-rated Sellers to shoot for a shiny new emblem that will help them save on final value fees. The marketplace has made its seller reporting hub “more accessible” by placing more links to it throughout the site, and has enhanced the hub, eBay reports. Read More

October 12, 2012 · No comments

eBay Changes Reflect the ‘New’ Marketplace

New logo debuts; more updates to take effect in coming weeks.

eBay’s contemporary new logo design made its debut this week, but it isn’t the only change users should expect in the coming weeks and months. Devin Wenig, president of eBay Marketplaces, reports the marketplace will unveil several changes soon. U.S. eBay users will notice them as soon as the end of the month. Read More

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