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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

6 thoughts on “GoDaddy Ups Its Ecommerce Game with Marketplaces”

  1. I would be more interested if it didn’t sound like I need to set up accounts on those marketplaces. A big part of the reason I don’t deal with them is that I’m sick of having to create separate bank accounts to let them put their fingers in. They should just take a PayPal or some other intermediary. Oh but then they couldn’t steal, or let others steal, at will.

  2. I would never sign up with elephant killers http://science.time.com/2011/04/04/godaddy-ceo-on-shooting-an-elephant-im-not-sorry/
    GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons ignited an Internet firestorm when he uploaded a video of himself hunting and killing an elephant in Zimbabwe. What video? That would be this one:

    Vodpod videos no longer available.

    So is Parsons sorry for the elephant hunt—or at the very least, sorry that he put it up on the Internet? Absolutely not, as an uncontrite Parsons told me in an interview Friday night:

    Am I rocked over it? No. Am I sad that I put it up. No. Do I plan to do it again? Yes.

    1. Bob Parsons: US Marine, Vietnam combat vet, self-made guy, and definitely outspoken – he’s cut from a different cloth than many of the privileged, feckless, and overpaid CEO’s of today’s technology companies (and eBay in particular).

      Parsons has grit and though a Billionaire hasn’t lost touch with where he came from, and he does a lot of actual society-benefiting philanthropic work (compare his contributions to Omidyar whose “charity” work consists largely of whack-a-doodle political extremism).

      Parsons is easily one of my top-5 favorite CEOs of the last couple decades (and he makes some excellent golf clubs to boot).

      One the “elephant story”:

      1) The elephants were by all accounts a real threat to the crops
      2) Crop destruction was a real threat to possible starvation
      3) The villagers asked for help
      4) The villagers consumed the meat provided by the kill

      In doing a quick search of articles that still show this old story, Mashable appears to have done a reasonable job of attempting some objectivity in their reporting of this: https://mashable.com/2011/03/31/bob-parsons-elephant-story/

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