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Tue May 24 2016 11:44:23

More Information Needed about eBay Sniping Policy

By: Reader
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Dear Ina,
Is there any chance you could allow comments on this article? I am interested in what other readers have to say. Also is eBay blocking all l sniping services or just Esnipe?

Like many people I use Esnipe for vintage items. One of the main reasons is I work a night shift and cannot bid on auctions while at work.

Has eBay put out any announcements about blocking snipes? If this is the case it would be nice if they would let everyone know. I am looking for recent information on line about this issue but so far your article and the information on Esnipe ... Read More
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Mon May 23 2016 19:25:31

Seller Letter Reveals eBay Fees Can Be Confusing

By: Reader
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Dear Ina,
I read your newsletter all the time, and just want to inform you of a recent issue that I believe everyone should be made aware of.

eBay is apparently now charging store sellers who list auctions a Buy It Now fee. For quite a long time (as far as I knew) the Buy It Now fee had been free. No fee calculator shows a Buy It Now fee, and nowhere on the eBay site can a Buy It Now fee be found. All their example listings show that Buy It Now is free, and without any associated fees. 

As of this month with the new ... Read More
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Thu May 19 2016 17:25:46

Domestic Sellers Feel Pressure on Amazon

By: Reader
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Dear Ina,
Does it seem like the Amazon 3rd party seller marketplace is being taken over by Chinese sellers? And even worse, does it seem like Seller Performance rules don't apply to them?

On multiple ASINs I have spotted redundant seller names which are obviously the same user using multiple accounts, (same locations China and Hong Kong) and I am also seeing sellers with multiple offers on the same ASINs!

Finally, these seller accounts have feedback ratings WELL below the accepted performance standards in the 70%-80% range, numbers that would get normal Marketplace sellers bounced, yet these accounts continue to sell, and continue to gather negative feedback ... Read More
Reading EcommerceBytes Letters Blog: Domestic Sellers Feel Pressure on Amazon
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Tue May 17 2016 12:32:35

eBay Glitches Prove Costly for This Seller

By: Reader
 
Dear Ina,
I'm sure this subject has been addressed before, hundreds, maybe thousands of times. 

I am a small seller of years of accumulated stuff. Not a "drop shipper" not a "flea market" reseller. Just stuff from my own home & major downsizing. I've done well enough to become a Top Rated Plus seller after being a member on eBay for 15 years. As with all TRS, I've adjusted and jumped through every hoop to maintain that.

After their last "update" of 30 day return policy, I agreed and was good to go. I might add. I have never had a return, a complaint or an issue. ... Read More
Reading EcommerceBytes Letters Blog: eBay Glitches Prove Costly for This Seller
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Fri May 13 2016 11:47:11

Amazon and the So-Called UPC Crackdown

By: Reader
 
Dear Ina,
There is no real "crackdown" by Amazon on UPCs not purchased from GS1 because Amazon does not automatically check the GS1 registration of UPC codes.

The UPC registration checking: "the crackdown," is only done manually and is usually done by an overzealous Customer Service Rep at Amazon.

Usually this registration checking is done in response to a seller's request for assistance with a listing problem and the Amazon person doesn't want to, or can't solve the problem. They will then lookup the GS1 registration and blame the UPC codes for the problem with the listing and scare the seller by telling them the codes are ... Read More
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Tue May 10 2016 22:07:19

Could eBay Manipulate Search to Maximize Fees?

By: Reader
 
Dear Ina,
I can virtually guarantee that the next so-called "Seller Update" will have major fee hikes. feeBay management and investors have been spoiled by earning 20% gross margins for decades. They don't want the gravy train to stop.

But that the only the beginning of the problem. eBay has been doing stuff since the beginning of the year, quietly starting to train it's sellers to expect less.

Some, as crazyNYdriver and others have pointed out, is putting competitors ads, or should I say MORE competitors ads on your listings page. I say MORE ads, because you already know eBay runs commercial competitor ads right on your ... Read More
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Mon May 9 2016 12:21:48

Searchers from Google Dead-ended on eBay

By: Reader
 
Dear Ina,
It seems to me that there was a strained relationship with Google search and eBay quite recently. Nevertheless, I noticed that the items I have listed on eBay are now beginning to appear in Google Search. 

The problem is that eBay is dropping the ball on connecting the Google Search with the Seller's Active Listings, particularly as it applies to a connection between eBay collections and the seller's active listings. 

I find my item on Google Search Images. I click on it. It brings me to my collection where the item is housed. At the bottom of the page it says 21 listings for my ... Read More
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