Archive for October, 2008

Amazon Windowshop Beta – Not a Rave Review

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Amazon has introduce a new shopping mode – Windowshop Amazon frequently deals itself a good hand. Examples off the top of my head are Kindle, AmazonMP3 and the sticky customer shipping service, Amazon Prime. However, I have to vote this a missed deal. First, turning on the sound will have sound blaring out at you [...]

eBay Featured Sellers – Keywords in your title count

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

When using eBay’s Home Page Featured option, it pays to understand that eBay displays only a fraction of your title on their home page. Sellers who opt to pay the home page featured fee ($59.95 for 3, 5, 7, or 10 days or $179.95 for 30 days), may have their items displayed in a small [...]

eBay Changes – 10/27 Monday Morning Recap

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The announcements coming from eBay this week are more about tweaking a few items, than the grand sweeping changes of the past few months. I’m hoping for our sellers that the mentality of “leave things alone for the holiday season” has finally arrived at eBay. On October  21st eBay announced the new Paperless Payments requirement. [...]

Buyer vs. Seller – We are all losers

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

If I could pick one defining moment of change in the mindset of the eBay user from the spirit of buyer/seller cooperation, I would pick the day eBay introduced their Power Seller Program. Up until that point, it seemed that there was a spirit of cooperation between the buyer and seller – forgiveness for small [...]

New PayPal Option can lower fees

Monday, October 20th, 2008

PayPal has introduced a new pricing structure for those accounts who typically sell lower priced merchandise. The new method reduces the per transaction cost, but increases the percentages. If most of your items are under $10.00, you can realize a significant savings.

eBay Changes – 10/20 Monday Morning Recap

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Here’s the Monday Morning Recap of eBay Changes this week (and here is hoping there is nothing to talk about next week!!) First up is the October 15th Announcement, which is really 4 announcement in one (you know it spells trouble when changes are coming in bulk!) 1. New Look for Product Pages – Its [...]

Easy eBay DSR Fixes

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

If you find your DSRs tumbling, it may be time to reinvent the way you do business on eBay. Here are a few quick fixes. If you have a 4.3 or lower in ANY area of your DSRs, your eBay account is in serious jeopardy. 1. Re-write your item description. Be concise and be clear. [...]