Archive for the 'Ecommerce News' Category

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 that [...]

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 [...]

USPS Changes Causing Stress for Ecommerce Sellers

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Neither rain, sleet, nor snow will keep U.S. Postal Service mail carriers from making their appointed rounds, but proposed plans to cut expenses at the post office just might. As you already know, on January 27th, 2013 the United States Post Office implemented a hefty price increase that knocked online sellers for a loop. Not [...]

USPS Rate Hike Affects Amazon Sellers

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Button down the hatches, folks! It looks like Amazon and eBay sellers may be in for a bumpy ride. It looks like more and more that the United States Post Office (USPS) rate hike that is goes into affect on January 27th is going to affect sellers at both “The River” and “The Bay.” First, [...]

Welcome Changes Coming to PayPal Hold Process

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Good News from PayPal PayPal is very active in watching for and preventing fraud on its site. Once while out shopping my card stopped working (!) and when I stepped outside and called PayPal they explained that when they saw all this unusual activity on my debit card they were concerned I was a victim [...]

How the Supreme Court Could Affect Online Sellers

Friday, October 26th, 2012

I read an interesting story the other day that hasn’t gotten much attention in the eBay community yet, but I think it is one that we should all probably pay attention to. It involves a case that is working its way through the federal court system and is expected to be heard by the Supreme [...]

Is Our Right to Sell In Jeopardy?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

I’ve recently come across some troubling news. There is a case being fought right now (Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons) in which someone who purchased goods made in Thailand and sold them on eBay is now being sued by the company for “copyright infringement” simply for doing so. The gentleman, Supap Kirtsaeng, countered that [...]