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eBay Sellers; Are You Ready for The Changes Coming to eBay Next Week?

eBay policy and site function changes announced on April 14th, take effect next week on June 15th eBay will effect the changes they announced in April next Monday.  If you haven’t revised your listings by then you run the risk of your listings being cancelled and/or not found in search. The two biggest changes are […]

Auctiva Comes To Their Senses

Leading auction management company backs off from their complicated & pricey fee plan and adopts simple $9.95 per month pricing. Auctiva’s complicated and pricey fee schedule announced a couple of weeks ago had upset users and was driving business to competitors InkFrog, Vendio and others. Jeff Schlicht, CEO and founder of Auctiva, the largest eBay […]

Money Saving eBay Tips and eBay Announces Fee Discounts on Collectible Books

When business is slow you need to watch your pennies. Here are some tips from our readers. Mark from Connecticut, eBay ID Skyboss, has two eBay money-saving tips. If you host your images on eBay it can get expensive. eBay gives you one photo for free, then charges 15¢ for each additional image. If you […]

eBay Reaches Out to Small and New Sellers with Free Listing Promotion

Starting June 16, 2009, Sellers will get 5 free Insertion Fees every 30 days for Auction-style listings I have been fairly critical of eBay lately as they seem to be ignoring new and small sellers. But here is a great promotion that will benefit this group.   Here’s how it works: Regardless of your start […]

Deconstructing eBay, Part Two of Three

We continue looking at the big changes eBay announced last week and their impact on eBay sellers This is part two of the post I started yesterday about the changes to the eBay platform and the new policies announced by eBay that will take effect in June. You can scroll down to see part one. […]

Deconstructing The Largest eBay Announcement Ever. Part One

eBay latest announcement will have a large impact on eBay sellers. Here is my take on the new features and policies. eBay latest announcements  cover a lot of ground –too much for one blog post, so I am going to break them down into three posts. today is part one of three. I am going […]

Are eBay Sellers Deserting The International Marketplalce?

I asked this question of several sellers and got different answers, but in general the news is not good. I would love to know what eBay’s stats show, but I suspect that cross border sales between the US and Europe and Japan are down. Why? Because I got a call from eBay last week wanting […]

Do eBay Stores Have a Future

With the introduction of the new eBay Fixed Price Listing fee and GTC format, eBay Store sales have plunged Here’s a snippet from an email I received today from a long time reader and eBay PowerSeller: “….my ebay store for the first time since starting in 2005 may end the month without ONE sale.  I […]

Are eBay Feature Fees Still Worth the Money?

The New Best Match Algorithm puts a big question mark around the Featured First (formerly Featured Plus or Category featured). In the past, this featured option used to place you listing at the top of the first search page that came up with your listings on it. For example, even if you were on page […]

eBay extends 5-cent Listing Fees in Books, Movies and Music Through the End of The Year

This is a good deal and good news for book sellers. From now through the end of 2009, pay only 5¢ Insertion Fees when you list books, music, movies, and video games on eBay.com in Fixed Price with product details. Your listings will show up on both the new eBay product pages and in search results. […]

eBay Kills Dutch Auctions and Extends Free Shipping Fee Discounts Through June

Are more fee discounts coming? eBay announced they will be killing the Dutch Auction format effective in May.  Since eBay expanded and reduced fees on Fixed Price Listings, the Dutch auction format has been used less and less by sellers where it was once the favored  format for listing multiple items.  Sellers have until May […]

Ten Secrets to Making Higher Profits on eBay

Here are ten great eBay tips to lowering your costs and increasing your eBay profits Here are ten eBay tips to help you make more profits on eBay.  Many of these are very simple and easy to implement. If you do all of them the savings and profits can really add up. 1. Use Free […]

eBay Puts One and Three Day Listings on Sale Through the Month of January

In more proof that eBay lacks pricing power in the current economy, Dinesh Lathi announced today that eBay would give a 50% discount on 1 and 3 day auctions Here is the announcement from Dinesh Lathi, VP of Seller Experience "Starting January 3 through January 31, sellers who list 1 and 3 day Auction-style item(s) […]

eBay Extends Fee Discounts Through March

In case you missed it, last week eBay announced extended holiday fee discounts through March 31, 2009 I mentioned this in passing in my last post, but though some of you would like the details and links to the actual fee promotions. Here is a quick summary of the promotion: If you list with Free […]

Final take on Holiday Online Sales and eBay to hold steady on fees

Amazon and Apple did great but it will be a while until we hear from eBay Online sales held up better than the rest of the retail market during the dismal holiday period, but the season is still likely to go down as one of the worst on record for the traditionally booming eCommerce sector. […]




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