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Tuesday March 31, 2009
FBI Targets Dr. Phil's Alleged eBay Shoplifters
A couple appeared on the Dr. Phil television program in November and told the psychologist they were ...

eBay Glitch Shows Free International Shipping
eBay warned members about a glitch that caused some search results to display free international s ...

Internet Retailer Discount Expiring, eBay DevCon Conflict
Ecommerce providers who service eBay sellers may face a dilemma in planning their spring conference ...

Monday March 30, 2009
eBay Bucks Loyalty Program Launches in Beta
eBay is rolling out a loyalty program called eBay Bucks, which it had tested last year with tens ...

AuctionBytes Podcasts at Search Engine Strategies
Last week's Search Engine Strategies conference in New York provided coverage on paid search and ...

Sunday March 29, 2009
Scammer Sends Virus to eBay Sellers
An eBay Gold PowerSeller said someone who had purchased one of her items sent her an email with a li ...

Friday March 27, 2009
Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, Culture Eats Strategy
People are talking about Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who spent the week working at one of his compa ...

Wednesday March 25, 2009
Search Engine Strategies Kicks off in NYC
Guy Kawasaki gave the keynote address at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York on Tu ...

Monday March 23, 2009
Will More DSR Feedback Data Help eBay Sellers?
When eBay added DSR ratings to its feedback system, it allowed buyers to leave them anonymously so s ...

Friday March 20, 2009
Paying to Get on eBay Search Results Pages
eBay launched a pay-per-click ad network last year to allow its sellers to advertise their listing ...

Wednesday March 18, 2009
Cyber Attack: Unsolicited, Unstoppable PayPal Payments
An online merchant selling digital services on his website began receiving suspicious payments into ...

Tuesday March 17, 2009
Meg Whitman Channels the Gipper on Cover of Fortune
Maybe you've seen the image of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman on the cover of Fortune magazine? David ...

eBay Removes Seller-Exposure Restriction on Search Results
eBay said it would be posting an announcement at 9 am Pacific time today letting sellers know it was ...

Kentucky Auctioneers Do Not Want to Limit eBay Sales
AuctionBytes Newsflash reported on pending legislation (House Bill 193) in Kentucky that updates a ...

Sunday March 15, 2009
Cross Border Trade May Be eBay's Lost Opportunity
Time and again I hear sellers talk about the challenges of selling overseas: high shipping costs, un ...

Thursday March 12, 2009
eBay Gives Away the Store to Branded Retailers
Over the past year, eBay has made major concessions to branded retailers in an effort to attract t ...

Wednesday March 11, 2009
eBay Analyst Day Notes, Part 3
John Donahoe Bob Swan will dimensionize everything for you. Joined in 2006, had an impact on eBa ...

EBay Analyst Day Notes, Part Two
Return from break.(Ina taking over from David on blogging.) John Donahoe made some in ...

EBay Analyst Day Notes
EBay is holding it's first Analyst Day in three years today from 8am ...

Tuesday March 10, 2009
eBay Opens Site to Half.com Books, Media Listings
eBay had a good news-bad news announcement today for sellers in the media category. The good news - ...

No Bonus for eBay Execs, Look for April Announcements
eBay management failed to meet performance targets set by the Board of Directors in 2008. As a resul ...

Monday March 9, 2009
eBay Free Listing Promotion for Eligible Sellers
eBay is holding a 2-week promotion in which "eligible" sellers may list up to 10 auction-style listi ...

Ecommerce Meets Twitter on EveryPlaceISell
The EveryPlaceISell.com merchant directory is leveraging the social-networking power of Twitter to ...

eBay's New View Item Page - Hit or Miss?
Today's AuctionBytes Newsflash newsletter features an article about eBay's new View Item page, whi ...

Sunday March 8, 2009
Beware Selling Designer Goods on eBay
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper published an article today, "Battle over bag: Seller lo ...

Thursday March 5, 2009
eBay CEO John Donahoe at Goldman Sachs Conference
eBay CEO John Donahoe and CFO Bob Swan gave a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Inter ...

Is eBay Entering the Free Stores Sweepstakes?
eBay is promoting its ProStores ecommerce hosting service, just as its own third-party developers ar ...

Tuesday March 3, 2009
Does Multi-Channel Trend Really Hurt eBay?
It seems everyone is going multi-channel these days, and not just online sellers. Long-time eBay dev ...

Monday March 2, 2009
Is Google Ramping up Classifieds?
I noticed that a "Google classified specialist" is slated to speak at an international classifieds ...

Sunday March 1, 2009
eBay Germany Sellers Are Fraud Targets
According to German watchdog group Falle-Internet.de, fraudsters continue to target eBay users. ...