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Wed Nov 18 2015 10:20:12

Martha Stewart Handmade Dumps eBay for Amazon

By: Ina Steiner

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Amazon's store for handmade goods which launched last month is now welcoming Martha Stewart - but it's not what you might think. The items are not made by Martha Stewart or her company. Rather, they are items from local artisans personally selected by Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living.

Two years ago, eBay made a similar announcement, welcoming Martha Stewart American Handmade's eBay shop.

But the New York Times reported today that Martha Stewart decided to drop eBay in favor of Amazon, quoting her as saying of Amazon, "It's a much bigger audience. It's the powerhouse retailer online in the United States.”

"It is a particularly inopportune time for eBay," the Times wrote, referring to its drawn-out proxy fight with shareholders and its breakup with PayPal. "Investors have long been bullish on the future of PayPal, but are less certain of the fate of an independent eBay, which faces formidable e-commerce competitors like Amazon and, to a lesser extent, Google."

eBay told the newspaper that hundreds of sellers who had sold on American Made continued to operate their storefronts on eBay. "eBay continues to sell more than a half-billion dollars of handmade items and related craft supplies annually."

The Times barely mentioned Etsy, but wrote, "Handmade at Amazon remains dwarfed by Etsy, which lists about 36 million craft items for sale from 1.5 million active sellers." Amazon revealed in today's announcement that Handmade at Amazon now features over 200,000 items from 10,000 approved artisans. 

But many Etsy sellers who venture over to Amazon don't necessarily see it as an either-or proposition. In fact, some have already had success selling on Amazon before the launch of the Handmade store.

You can find the Martha Stewart American Handmade shop on this page - let us know what you think!

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 19 07:22:29 2015

Ms. Stewart will also find Amazon is not perfect as well. Wait until her artisan sellers get ''Where's My Stuff'' claims from buyers who recieve merchandise, claim it never was delivered, and obtain A to Z refunds.
^^ I agree with this.  If you scan the message boards a lot of sellers are being hit with claims because the package wasn't received, even if it shows delivered.
I've been doing great on EB.  Much better than AMZ, because talk about being "restrictive"!  AMZ is shutting down the 3rd party seller in favor of the bigger companies.  Such as baby items, health items...if it aint "new" you can't list on AMZ.
It's getting harder to list DVDs!

So I take my listing to EB and do much better.

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 19 09:41:18 2015

She wont have it so bad on Amazon ... not at all.

She will simply cut a deal with them on fees and put everything in FBA.

Im sure she wont have to pay the pickpack fees like the rest of us do - and good for her - if she can generate that kind of business on Amazon and get that kind of deal !

ALL the traffic is on Amazon (as apposed to eBay). Everyone knows it, its not a surprise.

eBay knows it too - thats why Cassini was developed - to push buyers to what eBay brass wanted to get sold, period. It was never about a "better search experience" or they could have hired Google (wait they cant cause Google hates them) to run a search engine within eBay. JD was DETERMINED to do it himself and thought no one would know that he was manipulating searches .. until they admitted it and until smart sellers like the ones here, saw it in action.

Maybe if anough BIG brands leave, eBay can and would get back to concentrating on smaller sellers - the ones who give flavor and have unique items.

Those are the ones who will either make or break eBay. The question is - is DW smart enough to actually do more then talk?

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by: Randy This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 19 10:52:42 2015

Now if the rest of them would leave, such as Target and TRU among others, maybe the small sellers will come back.

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by: Mark4 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 19 10:55:23 2015

your gonna see alot more of the larger retailers abandon ship as ebay continues to sink.....

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by: FREDDY This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 19 10:59:35 2015

Tool
Why are you selling on ebay??
Has ebay ever lied??
Has ebay ever taken funds and not shown your listing. To keep from being in further trouble they had to put that in your seller agreement.

Why did ebay go with no more seller lawsuits????

Stewart's crime was she was caught in a lie. I guess no exec at ebay has ever lied??????  

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Thu Nov 19 11:02:42 2015

Martha, See ya!

I never bought anything you branded anyway. . .

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by: mcposty This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 19 13:53:25 2015

I think she should dump amazon as well. She of all people doesnt need a greedy, insane middle man like anazon who is more interested in selling chinese fakes then anything

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Fri Nov 20 03:20:59 2015

@toolguy

Good grief you need to read what is written instead of re-writing it to suit your desires.  I NEVER said, mentioned or implied it wasn't a felony.  You had stated she went to jail for insider trading and that was NOT correct.  

You have every right to pick who you want to do business with and who you don't.  That was never the point of my posting.  It was merely to point out that you were not correct on what she was convicted of.  

I'm betting that with or without your knowledge that you have done business with more than a few convicted felons over the years.  I bet we all have.  I'm confident that the average person does not do a background check on everyone they do business with and/or purchases from.

Not to minimized what she was convicted of, but just imagine how full the jails would be if all the people that ever lied to the police were sent to jail for 5 months.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Basset

Fri Nov 20 09:53:47 2015

''Martha Stewart'' must have concluded - ''This is NOT a good thing!''

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 20 13:11:00 2015

Tool

If you ALL the crimes that eBay does to its customers - in just 1 day - they would be more then Martha could have done in her ENTIRE life time.

Personally, I dont care what she did. She committed some kind of crime and payed the price. PERIOD.

BTW - if you read Maries post(s) and btw - shes %100 right - all Martha did was LIE.

eBay STEALS vs Martha lied, not exactly the same thing is it?

eBay lies too, yet you seem to think its ok as long as they feed you sales.

eBay steals via fraud, via listing manipulations, via theft from returns and much much more.

BTW - NONE of this - NONE - is the point here.

Martha and her company (like OTHER large companies) felt that eBay was the road to NOWHERE and left.

When all the large people - the ones who get special treatment, the ones who get to be FIRST in line, the ones who get perks you dont even know about - when THEY leave - its trouble.

And, Icahn followed her - is he stupid too?

Icahn feels/felt that Paypal was being held back by eBay, and in alot of cases - hes right.

Paypal gets the bad rep for taking sellers money (when they dont deserve it) ONLY because they are directed to by EBAY.

They dont wake up one morning and descide to randomly take a sellers funds. EBAY tells them to and because eBay provides %80 of their business - they HAVE to.

Icahn feels that if they were separate they could grow, mostly by getting a better reputation - one where people TRUST them.

One the whole - I have almost NO issues with Paypal, but I Have more then a few with eBay, so I can see what Ican sees - I think hes right.

Hopefully, after reading these posts - you'll realize your comments were "abit off" when bashing Martha.

First get your beloved eBay to change ITS behavior - then complain about her.

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Fri Nov 20 13:11:24 2015

If you add* ALL the crimes that eBay does to its customers - in just 1 day - they would be more then Martha could have done in her ENTIRE life time.

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by: OmiGosh This user has validated their user name.
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Fri Nov 20 16:09:41 2015

This news made me smile.  eBay is a sweat shop and I am one of it's employees.  Little by little I am leaving there but it is also a necessary evil for the stuff I sell ..  

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This user has validated their user name. by: bitbybit

Fri Nov 20 19:41:33 2015

Love it Basset!

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sat Nov 21 11:28:39 2015

eBay is the hand that feeds me

I know better then to bite it :-)

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This user has validated their user name. by: bitbybit

Sun Nov 22 01:19:53 2015

But tool aren't you tired of kissing it..not referring to the hand?

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