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Top Execs Are Bailing Out Of eBay

The latest to leave is Dan Morales, the chief information officer (CIO), who has been with eBay since 2011.  Top Execs at both eBay US and on eBay’s foreign sites have been leaving at a rapid rate. Other recent departures include: Susana Voces, “general manager of eBay Spain and Italy Laura Chambers, vice president of […]

eBay Mandates GTC on all Fixed Price Orders

eBay sellers used to be able to select the run time for their fixed price listings – but no more.  From now on, all fixed price listings must run for 30-days and be listed as Good Til Cancelled (GTC). I heard from my eBay sources this was in the works a couple months ago –which […]

Is Dropshipping Still a Good Business Model?

You may have some experience with dropshipping – but not everyone does, so let’s take a minute to fully understand it. What exactly is drop shipping? Drop shipping is selling something you don’t own. There are many companies that offer merchandise for sale who will ship the merchandise directly to your customer once you pay […]

Determining Your True Selling Costs on eBay and Amazon

If I asked you how much it costs you to sell on eBay or Amazon, you might know if you would look up the fee schedule and say something like: “Amazon’s commission is 15% or eBay and PayPal fees average around 12 to 13%. If listing and selling fees were your only costs, you would […]

Letter Holds the Key to Getting eBay’s Mojo Back

Letter from a buyer could hold key to eBay’s recovery A letter from an eBay buyer to a seller about his eBay purchase is making the Internet verklempt and may hold the key to helping eBay get its mojo back.  This letter has gone viral to thousands of eBay members. Read the full story here

Is eBay About to Ban Using Amazon FBA to Fulfill Orders

eBay already prohibits listing an item on eBay then purchasing the item with your Amazon Prime Account so you get free 2-day shipping.  When you do this, the eBay buyer gets a gift receipt from Amazon in the box, and when that happens they often get upset and complain to eBay as well as leaving […]

More Big Changes Coming to eBay

Changes will include another re-design of Seller Hub, and eBay will soon start displaying off-eBay “web-based” prices of products (low, mid, high), and it will display prices for the top 5 comparable products on eBay (taking into account sellers’ policies). The new program called Multiple Top Pick (MTP) is launching to a limited audience starting […]

eBay Sellers – Is It Time to Try Amazon?

My wife and I started selling on eBay in 1999.  We started making money and never looked back –until recently. If you have followed my newsletter, then you know I think eBay has become the most poorly managed eCommerce companies in the marketplace.  About 10 years ago (2006) we added Amazon to our sales channel. […]

August 28 Newsletter – Wholesale Product Sourcing Tips for eBay & Amazon

When your funds are limited, you really can’t afford to make any mistakes. There is nothing worse than making a big investment in product and then finding out you cannot sell it at a profit on eBay or Amazon.  See my latest newsletter for advice on how to make your dollars count. Here’s what’s in […]

How Will the Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax Affect Small Sellers?

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision that prevented states from charging sales tax on sales by companies (and sellers) who did not have a presence (office, store, warehouse, etc.) in the state. Before that decision, a small seller like you and me, was only required to collect and pay sales tax on […]

How Long Does It Take to Make Money Selling Online?

Before we get too deep into answering that question, lets look at the types of online income: Active Income – Selling products or services Passive Income – Affiliate income (or advertising) Active Income – Selling Products or services If you want to sell products, or your services online, you are probably looking at venues such […]

October Newsletter – eBay Fall Seller Update and More

I’ve got a new issue of the newsletter ready to go!  There is a LOT of good stuff in this one. Musings from and about eBay, Amazon and The World Wide Web – Check out the special discount to my readers on the 2016 Toy Guide. eBay Fall Seller Update Online Auctions Aren’t Over Amazon Cuts Delivery […]

Outside Advertising Banners on eBay Search Results Pages to be Eliminated

Advertising banners that take users off of eBay are a long-standing sore spot for sellers When eBay announces their new policy changes next week, part of the announcement will make sellers cheer.  I have confirmed with a source inside eBay that the advertising banners that appear at the top of search results will be curtailed […]

Is an annoying eBay security policy a scammers delight?

The trials and tribulations of an eBay PowerSeller trying to work WITH eBay and follow all the policies This story is so typical of eBay’s seller service. I get emails from people constantly expressing the same frustration. This is by eBay Seller, Walt Auctionwally. Walt is a very interesting guy. He runs a website that […]

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 […]




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