Archive for the 'eBay Marketplace' Category

New Email Scam Targets Ebay Sellers

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

If you’ve been doing business online, I’m sure you’ve encountered a few “phishing” emails claiming to be from eBay or PayPal. These are the ones that tend to look surprisingly like the real thing, but are actually designed for the purpose of stealing your identity. Click the link in the email, and you’re taken to [...]

Good News from USPS!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

It’s no secret that the rising costs of shipping have given eBay sellers reason to grumble over the last few months. Recently, however, the United States Postal Service actually gave sellers a reason to celebrate when they rolled out information about sweeping changes to their Priority and Express Mail shipping services. While shipping costs haven’t actually [...]

PayPal and Coinstar Team Up – Great News for Sellers!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Most of us have a change jar lying around the house somewhere. Do you have a jar, counter or drawer where you keep your change? Have you ever used a Coinstar machine? If not you’ve probably seen one, because Coinstar machines are located in stores everywhere. For the most part, they are located in large [...]

Got a Dongle? Sell it on eBay!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

It seems that people have been laughing over the word “dongle” ever since it emerged in the world of tech-talk. Lately, it’s mainly eBay sellers who are doing the laughing over dongles (specifically Chromecast dongles) — and they are laughing all the way to the bank.   I have to confess that I am not [...]

eBay Announces New Coupon Policy

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

eBay recently announced some new guidelines for coupon sellers which restrict the sale of coupons on their site. eBay may have some valid reasons for making these changes, but it’s clear that this change is going to affect what sellers can list, and also what will be made available to buyers.     The most [...]

New eBay Photo Requirements: Now in Effect!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

A picture speaks 1,000 words, but starting July 1st if you’re posting a photo on eBay, it also has to meet their new requirements. While these new requirements have been a bit problematic for some Bay sellers who have large quantities of items listed, many of which have multiple photos, eBay has been fairly lenient [...]

Discussion Boards: eBay is Making More Changes

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Before I address eBay’s recent announcement about a revamp of their discussion boards, please allow me to paraphrase a popular quote once made by former President Ronald Reagan — “Well, there you go again.” We knew something was up last month after eBay announced that they would no longer be using LiveWorld to manage and [...]