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Ina Steiner EcommerceBytes Blog
News and insight focusing on ecommerce.
by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Thu Apr 23 2015 16:18:52

Amazon Releases First Quarter 2015 Earnings

By: Ina Steiner
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Amazon's conference call with analysts is at 5:30 pm EST today, here is the company's press release announcing fourth quarter 2015 earnings, you can view the full release with tables on Amazon's investor relations website.

Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 15% to $22.72 Billion
Amazon.com, Inc. today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

Operating cash flow increased 47% to $7.84 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2014. Free cash flow increased to $3.16 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $1.49 billion for ... Read More
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Wed Apr 22 2015 16:26:12

eBay Reports First Quarter Earnings 2015

By: Ina Steiner
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eBay's conference call with analysts is at 5:00 pm EST today, here is the company's press release announcing first quarter 2015 earnings, you can view the full release with tables on eBay's investor relations website.

eBay Inc. Reports First Quarter Results
Global commerce platform and payments leader eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) today reported that revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 increased to $4.45 billion. GAAP earnings were $626 million or $0.51 per diluted share, and Non-GAAP earnings were $943 million or $0.77 per diluted share, driven by transaction growth and expense control.

eBay Inc.'s commerce ... Read More
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Tue Apr 21 2015 15:46:13

eBay Fee Rollback Part of UK Spring Seller Update

By: Ina Steiner
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eBay announced its Spring Seller Update in the UK today, 5 weeks after having announced the spring update in the US. Among the changes - eBay UK has changed its mind about introducing a new seller fee.

eBay had announced last month it was going to begin tacking on a fee for renewing a listing that hadn't sold within 18 months. "We've listened to your feedback and have decided not to go ahead with this. However, we still encourage you to avoid outdated listings," according to the eBay UK announcement.

As in the U.S., eBay UK will soon require product identifiers for certain products and ... Read More
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Mon Apr 20 2015 11:28:59

What Tools Do Sellers Use to Manage eBay, Etsy, Amazon Listings?

By: Ina Steiner
 
News that ChannelAdvisor will be ending support for MarketplaceAdvisor (formerly Marketworks) brought back a flood of memories and how much the industry has changed over the years.

In 2002, we published a report called Auction Management Solutions focusing on tools companies could use to automate selling on marketplaces and storefronts. At the time, auctions dominated the major platforms that were available to sellers of all sizes: eBay, Amazon Auctions, Yahoo Auctions, and uBid. Etsy was three years away from launching.

Ecommerce was still very new, and companies were discovering that it was difficult to drive traffic to their own websites, so they used ... Read More
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Thu Apr 16 2015 22:13:10

Software Updates Disrupt eBay and Amazon Sellers This Week

By: Ina Steiner
 
Recent software updates and changes made for security concerns have disrupted eBay and Amazon sellers this week, particularly when it comes to printing shipping labels.

eBay sellers who print shipping labels through the marketplace reported the system no longer used java but instead began displaying labels as PDF files, causing sellers to have to adjust their printing procedures.

Amazon sellers were impacted with another update that impacted users of Google's Chrome web browser, as a seller reported on this EKG report. The seller was unable to print Amazon shipping labels after updating Java on Thursday, but found a fix (which EcommerceBytes has not ... Read More
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Wed Apr 15 2015 21:47:27

eBay Says More Photos Will Help Reduce Returns

By: Ina Steiner
 
eBay will now allow users to upload up to 10 images of an item they've bought or sold in the hopes of reducing returns. "Sharing pictures of your item presents a more effective way for buyers and sellers to resolve issues after the sale," it said. "Images are particularly useful in cases where the condition of an item is in question, the item was damaged during shipping, or a replacement item is requested."

eBay said the photos, which will be accessible to the buyer, seller, and eBay customer service, will be permanently attached to the return record. Images need ... Read More
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Tue Apr 14 2015 23:59:05

Practice Safe eBay Selling - Tips to Reduce Buyer Fraud

By: Ina Steiner
 
eBay sellers must deal with the reality of bad buyers - even one encounter can be costly. A gemstone seller recently described on the eBay discussion boards an experience they had with a newly registered, zero-feedback buyer based in Australia whom they accused of scamming them, and said eBay ultimately sided in favor of the buyer.

The post generated an interesting discussion, with some sellers sharing practices they have adopted to reduce incidents of buyer fraud.

For example, one seller said they never list anything they couldn't afford to lose outright, and they never list anything over $50 because there is less fraud ... Read More
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Mon Apr 13 2015 21:10:38

eBay Valet Is No Amazon FBA - Do the Numbers Add Up?

By: Ina Steiner
 
In Tuesday's EcommerceBytes Newsflash, we catch up with eBay's latest consignment-selling program, eBay Valet, a program that replaced its Trading Assistant program, which closed in 2013.

One obvious question is, why would eBay trade an army of Trading Assistants for two large logistics companies? A second question important to sellers is, what's the impact on them?

eBay spokesperson Karen Crocker Snell told me the marketplace continues to test and pilot new programs to help simplify and streamline the selling process on eBay. "eBay will continue to evaluate different programs and scale the programs that increase engagement amongst eBay customers. The pilot gives potential ... Read More
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Sun Apr 12 2015 21:47:03

Etsy Sellers Suffer from Doorway Page Scam Undetected by Google

By: Ina Steiner
 
An Etsy seller uncovered a large scale doorway page attack on Friday afternoon that has gone undetected by Google. A site is using listings copied from Etsy as bait, then redirects shoppers who click on the Google results to an ecommerce shop in China.

Presumably the scammer scraped Etsy's website. In a thread started Friday afternoon, sellers discussing the incident found the original poster was not the only victim - many found their own listings on the scam website.

We wrote about another case of doorway pages in the fall of 2003 that was also documented in a book about Google ... Read More
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Fri Apr 10 2015 00:24:20

Can You Picture Amazon Allowing PayPal Payments?

By: Ina Steiner
 
eBay CEO John Donahoe told reporters Thursday that once PayPal splits off from eBay, it will be allowed to pursue joint ventures with Amazon without getting eBay's approval. We wondered about that statement, as it seems to imply Amazon has been hankering to add PayPal as a payment method, something that seems highly unlikely. Some might say Donahoe is trying to ride on Amazon's coattails.

We raised this issue with readers in 2011 - most said it would be highly unlikely that Amazon would accept an eBay-owned PayPal. One made a very interesting point: Amazon subsidiary Quidsi does allow shoppers to pay ... Read More
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