Ina Steiner EcommerceBytes Blog
News and insight focusing on ecommerce.
by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Sunday November 30, 2014
Should eBay Give Sellers More Control over Blocking Risky Buyers?
Fraud is a problem all retailers face, offline and online. eBay has a system in place that lets sel ...

Wednesday November 26, 2014
Etsy Sellers of Vintage Goods - Misunderstood?
Tristan Handy, Vice President of Marketing for RJMetrics, analyzed data for a blog post to help sh ...

Monday November 24, 2014
eBay Acknowledges Disruptive Technical Issues Monday Morning
eBay is experiencing severe technical issues, which it acknowledged on its UK Announcement Boa ...

Sunday November 23, 2014
eBay Sets Seller Sales Goals in Motivational Promotion
eBay is taking an unusual approach to boost sales on its eBay.com marketplace. In what mig ...

Thursday November 20, 2014
Can eBay Sellers Take Any More Significant Changes?
After the eBay-PayPal breakup next year, current eBay Marketplaces president Devin Wenig will becom ...

Wednesday November 19, 2014
Share Your Walmart Price-Matching Stories Here
On Friday, I blogged about Walmart's price-matching policy after confirming with Wal-Mart spokespe ...

Tuesday November 18, 2014
PayPal Holds Sellers Liable for 6 Months, On and Off of eBay
Wednesday's EcommerceBytes Newsflash describes an unpopular policy PayPal is rolling out that som ...

Monday November 17, 2014
Marketplace Search Algorithms: All about Monetization
Etsy sellers are seeing firsthand how changes to search engine algorithms can impact exposure in s ...

Friday November 14, 2014
Terrorism and Free Speech in Ecommerce
Does free speech extend to ecommerce? A reader criticized eBay for not doing a good enough job in ...

Walmart to Match Amazon and 3P Merchant Prices, But Not eBay
Bargain hunters, rejoice! But sellers, beware. Wal-Mart store is extending its Ad Match guarant ...

Wednesday November 12, 2014
Watchdog Questions eBay's Handling of Fakes
Manufacturers who back a site called the Counterfeit Report are unhappy with how eBay is handling t ...

Tuesday November 11, 2014
Amazon Warehouse Ties up Merchant Inventory at Peak Season
A problem at a new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Moreno Valley, California is tying up merchants' inv ...

Monday November 10, 2014
US Postal Service Hacked, Click-N-Ship Appears Safe
The U.S. Postal Service issued a statement saying some of its databases were hacked. Highly sen ...

Sunday November 9, 2014
Has eBay Overstepped Its Bounds with Ads on Shipping Labels?
eBay lets sellers purchase postage online through its eBay Labels program, but some sellers began se ...

Thursday November 6, 2014
Postmaster Plays Santa Claus with 7-Day Delivery
The Postal Service kicked off the holiday shipping season today by announcing that it will be del ...

Wednesday November 5, 2014
eBay Opts More Sellers ino Its Global Shipping Program
Last week, a seller notified me eBay had opted him into the Global Shipping Program "right out of t ...

Monday November 3, 2014
Fund Me: How Much Do You Need to Start an Online Business?
A reader sent me a link to a listing on a crowd-funding site in which someone was trying to raise $2 ...

Sunday November 2, 2014
PayPal Experiences Outage Sunday Afternoon
PayPal is experiencing an outage that began Sunday afternoon, worrisome to merchants as the ho ...

Amazon Sellers React to News of Fire at FBA Warehouse
A fire broke out at an Amazon fulfillment center located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the w ...