Archive for June, 2010

Redeem up to $100 in Free Merchandise from Vendio and AliExpress

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Update: For those of you who haven’t taken advantage of the AliExpress.com, please do so soon because the coupon expires by 7/8 (midnight, so technically 7/9) or upon reaching the budget threshold (whichever comes first). http://www.vendio.com/vendable/2010/06/24/redeem-up-to-100-in-free-merchandise-from-vendio-and-aliexpress/ After you redeem the Vendio2010 coupon, you’ll be issues five $20 coupons.  You will then have until 12/31/2010 to [...]

Press Release: Alibaba.com Acquires Vendio

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Alibaba.com Acquires Vendio, Continues to Advance Global E-Commerce Platform Acquisition integrates AliExpress and Vendio e-commerce services into a complete solution for small businesses in the U.S. SAN MATEO, CA, June 24, 2010 — Alibaba.com (HKSE: 1688.HK) (HK.1688), the world’s leading e-commerce company for small business, has entered into an agreement to acquire Vendio Services, Inc., a [...]

eBay Changes Position on Feedback Filtering

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Remember, once the negative is left, you are not dealing with the original customer, you are dealing with an audience, so don’t phrase your comments to the one buyer, but to the thousands of potential buyers.

Press Release: Vendio Wins 2010 eBay Star Developer Awards

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Vendio Rapidly Evolves to Claim First Winner Prize
at 2010 eBay Star Developer Awards

Employees Found Designing Intelligently

Sans Loser, California.   June 16, 2010 — Vendio Services, Inc. today stood a little more upright and taller while being named the winner in the Rapid Evolution category at eBay’s Developer Conference. In an ironic twist, Vendio sent two of their shorter representatives to claim the physical prize while the tallest of the group met additional obligations to extend the selection bias to the next generation.

Some on the ever humble team credited the repeated Stuart Smalley affirmations that were instituted before each meeting after last year’s First Loser showing. Most, however, noted the sharp turnaround in fearful productivity when Producer Les Grossman came on board to literally, “&^%* our #^%$ up and turn us all into Playas.”

Other team members noted that winning in the “Rapid Evolution” category perhaps provided not the highest bar since most developers are men and therefore generally not evolved at all. CTO Greg McNutt was heard saying, “Hunting for bugs in the middle of the night don’t exactly scream ‘evolution.’” Two potential recruits from Geico, however, still cancelled their Vendio job interviews upon hearing the news.

Back at the office on Monday, the team was led in a “We’re Number One” chant with fingers held high. A couple of the teammates actually used their index fingers during this chant, with most others following the executive guidance to “show me the finger” a bit more creatively. One crafty employee had even purchased a San Francisco Giants foam finger, scissors, and a glue gun, “just in case the opportunity ever arose.”

Speaking of crafty, the eBay developer program went all out and provided Vendio an amazing hand-crafted Garfield Chia pet trophy. He’ll serve as a constant reminder that, “The meek shall inherit squat.” Also, that we’re all really, really hungry and hate Mondays.  Upon seeing a cat that looks like a bush, both Chief Morale Officers Angelus and Storm circled for minutes trying to figure out the proper order of chase, eat, and pee. Most succinctly, Angelus stated simply, “Arrroooooooo!”

Finally, in honor of the World Cup, it was naturally one of the European team members who noted that Mia Hamm once said, “There are always new, grander challenges to confront; and a true winner will embrace each one.” The women immediately understood the significance. The male team members, upon realizing Mia is a chick and therefore probably more evolved, similarly took it upon themselves to strive ever further for each goal in the year ahead.

About Vendio

Founded in 1999, Vendio Services, Inc. helps small – to medium-sized merchants (SMM’s) manage their sales seamlessly across online sales channels including their own branded Vendio storefront, Amazon.com, eBay, Google, Shopzilla, and more. Over 80,000 merchants use Vendio’s award winning multi-channel Platform, Store, and Applications to sell nearly $2 billion in merchandise. The company also operates Dealio, a shopping and online coupons site for consumers. Vendio is a venture backed, privately-held company headquartered in San Mateo, California with an office in Bucharest Romania.

eBay DevCon 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

What did we get out of the eBay Developer Conference 2010 (aside from a cool eco-friendly ChicoBag, over $500 in eBay gift cards, a hot new Netbook and a wry Garfield Chia Pet? – We got to hear eBay’s official word on how they’re doing:  growing the Top Rated Seller percentage to over 1/3 of [...]

Why doesn’t Google like me?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Google Product search can be a finicky partner to dance with. Sometimes you’ll get stood up and sometimes you’re the bell of the ball. Sellers can never know the ins and outs of the Google algorithms, but there are some rules of thumb to try and get Google to like you. You might want to [...]

Free Webinars Friday, June 2nd – Getting Started with Vendio and Building Vendio Stores

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

With so many great features and benefits, we know the Vendio is the right choice for your business. To help you get off the ground, we would like to invite you to attend our Getting Started Webinars. You can attend one or both of these Free Webinars! This week, we are offering two Webinars – [...]