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July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

eBay Official Appointed to Retail Council

eBay VP will advise Australian gov't on retail issues.

An eBay official will be an adviser to Australia’s government on retail matters—and help retailers voice their opinions, as part of the country’s Retail Council. Deborah Sharkey, eBay Australia’s vice president, was recently named to the Retail Council of Australia. According to eBay’s Main Street blog, the council is expected to work with the Council of Australian Governments and give members of the retail industry the opportunity to voice their concerns. Read More

July 5, 2012 · No comments

eBay to Protect Sellers Impacted by Storms

Marketplace will monitor seller ratings, asks for patience.

eBay will protect the performance ratings of sellers who are in areas impacted by the long power outages that struck the Midwest and East Cost late last week. The marketplace made the announcement on Tuesday, noting it is contacting buyers and sellers who may have been affected by the severe summer storms that left millions without power for several days. Read More

July 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

eBay UK Restricts Use of 3rd-Party Listing Tools

Unannounced policy change forces new sellers to use eBay's listing form for first 90 days.

eBay U.K. appears to be restricting new private sellers from using third-party listing tools in an effort to let them learn more about its listing features. The marketplace recently showed the following message to a new user who was trying to list his items through Auctiva, in the user’s Auctiva account: “To help new private sellers like you get used to selling and delivering the level of customer service you need to succeed, we do not offer bulk editing and listing tools to new private sellers… In the meantime, please use the Sell Your Item form or Easy Lister to list your items.” At the top of the note, customers were encouraged to contact eBay support if they had questions about this policy. Read More

June 29, 2012 · No comments

eBay UK Honors First Seller to Hit 1M Feedbacks

Electronics merchant hopes to keep going strong on eBay.

eBay U.K. has its first seller to reach a feedback score of 1 million. Ken Emechebe, who owns Universal Gadgets, achieved the milestone back in April. eBay recently honored Emechebe and his team of 13 employees with two plaques for the achievement. Read More

June 28, 2012 · No comments

Customs Operations Delay Imports into Brazil

eBay asks buyers, sellers to be patient.

Sellers who ship items to Brazil should know that packages sent in the last few weeks may take significantly longer to reach their destinations. According an eBay General Announcements post, deliveries to Brazil have been delayed in recent weeks because of “ongoing customs operations.” These operations include increased customs inspections as part of Operation Crimson Tide, which began in March and aims to combat fraud. Read More

June 19, 2012 · No comments

eBay Issues Olympic Trademarks Warning

Listings that break the rules may be removed.

With less than 38 days left before the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, eBay U.K. is reminding sellers that the Olympic Games has several trademarks and terms regarding the use of logos, mottos and phrases associated with it. eBay U.K. Read More

June 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

eBay Delays New Top-rated Seller Rule

Marketplace will begin considering tracking requirement July 20.

eBay is giving sellers one more month to upload tracking information for 90 percent of their transactions to comply with a new Top-rated Seller requirement and get a discount on their final value fees. Michael Jones, eBay’s vice president of Seller Development, made the announcement on eBay’s General Announcements page today. Read More

June 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

eBay Opens Exclusive Wholesale Deals Site

Site is only accessible to top sellers with invites.

eBay has introduced a shiny, new wholesale site meant for top sellers that is accessible by invitation only. eBay Wholesale Deals offers wholesale merchandise in a variety of categories, including Electronics, Home & Garden and Fashion, according to this forum thread, where a seller posts the invite he received from eBay that announces the site. Read More

June 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

eBay Raises Fee Caps for Private Sellers

New final value fee maximums take effect July 10.

Private sellers on eBay U.K. and eBay Ireland who list high-ticket items may have to pay more in eBay fees starting next month. eBay announced the change today, noting it will increase the final value fee cap for private sales on eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie starting July 10. Read More

June 8, 2012 · No comments

Olympics May Delay U.K. Deliveries

Events in connection with the summer games will cause road closures.

eBay is warning sellers well in advance that the London Olympic Games this summer will cause road closures and could affect delivery times. Noting potential delivery delays from mid-July to mid-September, eBay advises sellers to make plans now to avoid unhappy buyers later. Read More



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