Is Amazon Punishing Sellers Victimized by Fake Review Sites?

Some sellers are feeling the fallout from lawsuits Amazon filed last month against two websites it claimed were attempting to profit from generating “misleading and fraudulent reviews.” Amazon began removing some listings for sellers’ products featured on one of those sites, Rebatest, but sellers say they weren’t even familiar with the website and did not […]

Fanatics Gobbles Topps: Heartburn for Sports Retailers? eBay?

As Fanatics gobbles Topps, does it spell heartburn for sports retailers? And possibly for eBay? CNBC reported that the Fanatics wants to sell trading cards directly to consumers. “For example, should collectors purchase a trading card, they’ll be able to insure the asset, grade, store and even put cards on a marketplace to sell or […]

eBay Reinstates Power Seller after Hue and Cry

Sellers were stunned when eBay suspended the account of a well known Power Seller, and eBay has since reinstated the account after a hue and cry from the eBay community. The reinstatement is rare, and its circumstances somewhat mysterious. eBay has been handing out indefinite and permanent suspensions frequently since the summer in what appears […]

Survey: Why Sellers Are Concerned over “Free” Shipping Push

Online marketplaces continue to pressure sellers to offer free shipping, with Etsy the latest to launch a new initiative. We surveyed sellers about major changes coming to the Etsy marketplace, and eBay sellers should pay close attention – they could be next. eBay has already begun following in Etsy’s footsteps by rolling out its own […]