Archive for September, 2008

Keywords on eBay, I mean, eBay AdCommerce is baaaack…

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

eBay announced this morning that they were “introducing a new program called eBay AdCommerce.” The current version purports to “allow eBay sellers to promote their stores and listings via enhanced text integrations on eBay search result pages. The ads can be targeted by keyword or category, and eBay buyers who click on these ads will [...]

Best Practices for eBay’s Best Match Score

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In order to encourage sellers to create one listing with multiple quantities, eBay has created a system where items have a carry-over “score”, which increases the Best Match search ranking. This score counts the number of unique buyers – The more unique buyers, the higher the carry-over score. In the past, Best Practices included creating [...]

Tidbits from the eBayVerse

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

A lot of changes are coming rapidly to the eBayVerse and everyone has an opinion. I’ve linked below to a few favorites that got my attention. Last week, while at Inc.500, I was reading a blog post by Brewsnews. There were sessions going on and the exhibit hall was pretty empty. When I read this [...]

Live from Inc.500

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Vendio is onsite in Washington DC at the 27th annual Inc. 500, the leading conference for entrepreneurs. Each year, Inc. recognizes the hard work, dedication and remarkable achievement of this country’s fasted growing private companies. This year, Vendio is a proud award recipient. We are here co-sponsoring the Ecommerce Pavilion with the ECMTA (Ecommerce Merchants [...]

eBay’s Fixed Price and Search – The Basics

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of confusion about the basic differences between the new eBay search and the new Fixed-Price format, so I thought I take a shot at answering some of the common questions. Where is my item displayed? The new search is broken down by ‘All Items’, ‘Auctions Only’ and ‘Buy-it-Now Only’ Tabs. [...]

Thoughts from Rocketplace

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Vendio is attending the Rocketplace conference this week and everything is going smoothly. The airline did not lose my luggage, my plane arrived on time, the hotel has great rooms and there has not been one mix up and no disappointments. The attendees are amazing, the host Debbie Levit of AsWas is great and there is [...]

The Free Shipping Conundrum

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The conundrum of offering free shipping is that it actually costs a seller more than charging for shipping as the seller pays eBay more to offer free shipping. eBay charges a final value fee (which has increased for fixed price) based upon the final selling price of an item. When a seller includes his shipping [...]