Archive for January, 2009

Understanding PayPal Holds

Friday, January 30th, 2009

There was a recent blog post on eBay Ink that did a very good job of explaining PayPal holds and how they work. Most folks probably won’t pay attention to the details until it happens to them (color me guilty of this). What are PayPal holds? In a small percentage of cases, eBay asks PayPal [...]

Keys to a Perfect Description

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

All the reading I’ve done about eBay lately seem to focus on the decisions and changes of the day.  Everyone seems to be focused on the state of the market changes and not the state of the seller, which is completely understandable with the current uncertainty. I spent a quite a bit of time this [...]

News from the Post Office

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

A few items to note from the Post Office New Shipping Incentives – Commercial pricing launched on January 18th. To qualify for the lower pricing you’ll need to ship about 25 express packages per day (6,000 per year) or 420 priority packages per day (100,000 per year) and use an approved payment method (Endicia,, [...]

Do you Twitter? Try Twibler for eBay Listings

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

First, we want to point out if you are on twitter, you can find Vendio at For eBay sellers who use Twitter, you might want to check out twibler. Twibler automatically posts your new eBay listings to your Twitter account. It’s a simple and easy way to begin a foray into social media or [...]

eBay Monday Morning Recap – Feedback Removal

Monday, January 12th, 2009

A very interesting post on the 9th from eBay regarding feedback removal. I kind of shook my head at this one as feedback removal can become a slippery slope.  I also had to read the announcement quite a few times to really understand what they were saying. So in a nutshell, eBay will remove feedback [...]

Is eBay’s Latest Sale a Let Down?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

There are a few items to note with the new 50% Off Auction-Style Listing Fee Promotion. First, I know I’m not the only one that feels a bit let down that there was not a free listing day announced. I’ve talked to quite a few sellers who were pretty disappointed that eBay has let go [...]