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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 […]

Setting Yourself Up For Success

This is something I have wanted to get off my chest for a while. So please forgive me if this sounds like a rant –I don’t mean it to be. Have you ever seen a forum post that went something like this: “eBay and PayPal are just out to screw us. They are the only […]

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

Buyer Scams eBay for $300,000+

I get emails all the time from sellers who have been screwed by eBay –or by a customer, and eBay will do nothing to help. Well, recently, eBay got a taste of their own medicine to the tune of over $300,000. It seems that a buyer discovered a glitch or hack that allowed him to […]

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 this happens they often get upset and complain to eBay as well as leaving […]

New FREE Wholesale Sources for eBay & Amazon Sellers

Remember – not all of these websites show wholesale products and pricing.  When you run into that situation, first look to see if there is a link to register.  If not, use the Contact Us form to request wholesale information. Indo Trading USA is a closeout company that carries merchandise specifically for online (incl. eBay […]

Slow Growth Ahead for eBay?

This from Ina Steiner’s  eCommercebytes blog – Click the link at the end to get the full story: A Wall Street analyst sees more stagnant growth ahead for eBay. CNBC reports that Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak downgraded the stock over concerns of low growth in the coming year. But it isn’t shareholders’ teeth-gnashing that […]

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 […]

FREE Wholesale Sources Now Available on MY Site

I have just finished uploading our FREE Wholesale Search Engine on SkipMcGrath.com.  Finding reliable wholesale sources for eBay, Amazon and website sellers can be a major challenge.  I have been researching wholesale sources for over 19 years: My source criteria are as follows: They are happy to work with small online sellers (eBay, Amazon, Website, […]

Open Letter to eBay from Long-time Seller

If you want to know why I really gave up on eBay –this letter from an anonymous seller is one of the best explanations you will find. The only thing I can add is that e Bay used to be a “community.”  When management made the decision to do away with that aspect of eBay […]

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. […]

Save money with USPS instead of UPS

Even with the rate increases, I find I can save quite a bit of money shipping by mail instead of UPS or FedEx. I am running this special offer again because Stamps.com just renewed their offer for my readers. Simplify Your USPS Shipping with Stamps.com Get almost 39% discounted rates on Priority Mail Import your […]

Final Sale on two of my popular books

I’ve been selling online since 1999.  I’ve sold on eBay, sold on Amazon and made money with affiliate marketing.  In short, I’ve made a living working from home by selling things online.  I’ve written about it all.  The result is that I’m currently maintaining and updating about a dozen books about how to make money […]




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