Archive for April, 2013

The “Amazon Tax” Saga Continues

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Some say this March wasn’t a great month for Amazon. First they were sued for withholding money from seller’s accounts, then eBay came out with guns blazing by introducing a new seller fee structure, then as the month drew to an end, the New York Court of Appeals rejected arguments from Amazon and Overstock.com that [...]

eBay.ca Says Goodbye to eBay Bucks

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

In Canada, as of March 31 it was “Bye-bye, eBay Bucks” because eBay discontinued the eBay Bucks rewards program on eBay.ca. Ryan Moore, an eBay spokesperson stated that this will not affect the eBay Bucks program in the United States. eBay has been somewhat vague about what drove them to this decision, but a statement [...]

Selling online: How Do I Choose a Niche?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

When a seller first decides to start a e-commerce business, one of the first things they need to do is find a niche. That is not always easy as it sounds, but fotunately, there are some ideas you can use to help you decide. First,consider the old adage “do what you love and the money [...]

Amazon: Bad FBA Sellers Facing Unplanned Prep Service Fees

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

    If you have recently gotten a little lazy about how you ship your items to Amazon’s warehouses, you might want to listen up. Amazon announced this week that it is about to start slapping the wrists of Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers who don’t follow the shipping rules, by imposing a fee for labeling, [...]

The Future Looks Bright for Amazon Sellers

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

    There is a rather strange difference when you compare Amazon and eBay. When people talk about buying on eBay, they are usually referring to buying something from one of its sellers. When people talk about buying on Amazon, however, there is usually no distinction between third-party sellers and buying directly from Amazon itself. While [...]

Sell It Forward: eBay Tests New Consignment Service

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Just in time for your spring cleaning closet purge, eBay has come out with a new consignment program called “Sell It Forward” — and it seems few people have heard about it. The “Sell it Forward” concept is cool on many levels. eBay and Goodwill have partnered up to sell items that you mail in. [...]

Controversy Sells – But Is It Worth The Price?

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Recently, the Weinstein Company (an independent film studio) dropped the production of a line of action figures based on the controversial Quentin Taratino movie, Django Unchained. They did this because they felt the figures were inappropriate due to the movie’s slave-based theme. After this announcement, scores of sellers raced to their local stores to buy-out [...]