Archive for March, 2013

Amazon Faces Lawsuit From Small Online Sellers

Monday, March 25th, 2013

    It looks like is in hot water again after a lawsuit was filed against them in the U.S. District Court in Seattle last week (March 15th, 2013). The Seattle Times is reporting that a group of small online merchants have filed the class-action lawsuit, claiming that Amazon is violating its own terms, as [...]

eBay’s Spring Seller Update Brings Big Changes

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Remember the post from a while back about some sellers wondering what eBay was up to with their free listing invitations? Well, the cat appears to be out of the proverbial bag because on March 19, 2013, eBay announced some very big changes to their listings that are going to benefit both store sellers and [...]

eBay Paid Search Ads on Google: An Interesting Experiment

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Have you ever noticed that if you perform a search for eBay on Google that they don’t have a paid search ad? On the other hand, if you search for Amazon, you will see that they do. Well, there’s a reason you don’t find any paid search ads and it is pretty interesting. Back in [...]

Amazon’s Inbound Compliance Report Just Got Easier

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As any experienced FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) seller probably knows, the Inbound Compliance report provides information about the inventory that they have shipped to an Amazon fulfillment center. If there is a problem when the shipment arrives at the fulfillment center, Amazon sends an email to the seller and flags the problem in the “Shipping Queue” [...]

Social Media: Don’t Spread Yourself too Thin

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Whether you sell on eBay, Amazon, and/or your own website, you know that you have to do some advertising to get the word out about your products. For many people, the cheapest and easiest way to do this is by utilizing social networks.  That means they have accounts set-up on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest. [...]

Amazon Fee Increase for Media Categories

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Riding in on the coattails of the recent postal rate hikes and the increase in FBA fees, Amazon recently announced that they plan to increase fees in some of the the media categories starting in April. This will push the Variable Closing fee for Music, Video, and DVD products from $0.80 to $1.35 – an [...]

Do you have a contingency plan in place for bad weather?

Friday, March 8th, 2013

While some areas of the United States have had a relatively mild winter for the first two months of 2013, as we roll into March another major storm hit the Mid-West and East coast hard. Heavy snow and icy roads will no doubt cause problems for eBay sellers in both package dispatch and delivery, and [...]