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Another eBay seller promotion, another glitch. The company acknowledged and apologized for the "issue" in a follow-up email on Friday, but eBay customer service reps told at least one seller he was out of luck as a consequence of its own shortcomings.
In one version of the promotion, eBay encouraged sellers to list with the Best Offer and it promised a $20 Final Value Fee cap for items listed between June 1st and June 5th. On the eBay discussion boards, a seller asked for help from an eBay moderator because he was having trouble activating the promotion: "When I click on ... Read More
Walmart is a go-to store for many busy parents looking to save money. But its new Jetblack service is targeting a very different demographic: urban parents who are willing to pay $50/month for the convenience of concierge shopping and delivery.
The appeal is not just being able to text an order and have it delivered quickly - Jetblack wants to become intimately acquainted with their customers, keeping detailed profiles, so it can offer personalized service.
Jetblack "onboards" customers to learn their preferences and will even send someone to your home to scan barcodes and take photos of your products, if you desire.
That takes personalization further than any ... Read More
Etsy has been helpful to sellers trying to get their products into the hands of retailers and boutiques, but on Wednesday, the company announced it's shutting down Etsy Wholesale.
"Unfortunately, running a separate marketplace built around the needs of wholesale sellers requires a big investment of resources," it wrote. "So we've made the tough decision to close the Etsy Wholesale platform."
Etsy had acquired Trunkt in 2012 and launched its wholesale initiative later that year, allowing wholesale buyers to connect with vetted Etsy sellers. Etsy Wholesale officially launched in 2014.
However, in Etsy's eyes, there isn't enough business generated through the platform. "Of our nearly 2 ... Read More