Ina Steiner EcommerceBytes Blog
News and insight focusing on ecommerce.
by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Thursday February 27, 2014
eBay Chairman Pierre Omidyar Bolsters Icahn Argument
In trying to get eBay to spinoff PayPal and gain two board seats, Carl Icahn accuses Marc Andrees ...

Wednesday February 26, 2014
What's Behind Amazon's Selling Limits?
Amazon wants to pull in the reins on novelty and print-on-demand items offered by third-party mercha ...

Monday February 24, 2014
eBay Defends Board Members Against Carl Icahn's Attack
eBay had to go on the defensive in the wee hours Monday morning after "activist shareholder" Carl I ...

Sunday February 23, 2014
Does the USPS Deliver When It Comes to Insurance Claims?
Online sellers have long debated the value of paying for insurance, no matter which shipping carr ...

Friday February 21, 2014
Retailers Track In-Store Shoppers, But Is It Spying?
It's no surprise that retailers track every click you make on their websites - their ads even follow ...

Wednesday February 19, 2014
On Becoming an eBay Millionaire
It's been a long time since news outlets hyped the potential riches that could be made by selling on ...

Tuesday February 18, 2014
Should Brands Like Lululemon Ban eBay Resellers?
Lululemon banned certain customers it said were reselling its products on eBay but later apologized, ...

Monday February 17, 2014
What You Don't Know about Hazmat Could Cost You
Many people would feel it necessary to don full body suits and respirators before being in the same ...

Sunday February 16, 2014
Here Come eBay Business Policies Two Years Later
eBay is still trying to roll out its Business Policies feature two years after first announcing th ...

Thursday February 13, 2014
PayPal Memo Points to Possible Mobile Roadblocks
PayPal President David Marcus had a message for employees this week, and it wasn't a Valentine's ...

Wednesday February 12, 2014
The Changing Landscape of Ecommerce Reporting
If you have felt, over the past five or six years, that what you read about the ecommerce industry ...

Tuesday February 11, 2014
What Kind of TV Ads Should Marketplaces Run?
In Wednesday's Newsflash , I reveal that a major online marketplace is currently testing TV adver ...

eBay Global Shipping Undeliverables End up Back on eBay
The theory behind eBay's new Global Shipping Program (GSP) is laudable - make it easy for U.S. selle ...

Sunday February 9, 2014
Exclusive: Alibaba Subsidiary to Launch eBay Rival in U.S.
eBay's rival in China is backing a new marketplace set to launch soon in the U.S. Alibaba's new subs ...

Saturday February 8, 2014
USPS Ends Same-Day Delivery Pilot in San Francisco
The Office of Inspector General for the USPS found the Postal Service did not properly implement ...

Wednesday February 5, 2014
Searching for Hypothetical Red Shirts on eBay and Amazon
SLI Systems' Max Bunag wrote about a hypothetical shopping experience on the company's blog in Dec ...

Monday February 3, 2014
What's the Craziest Customer You've Ever Dealt With?
Shoppers can cause problems for retailers in a number of ways, from being picky all the way to being ...

Saturday February 1, 2014
The Results Are In: Sellers Choice Awards for Marketplaces
Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate and rate online marketplaces for this year's ...

eBay UK Hacked?
Mashable says the Syrian Electronic Army is claiming it hacked eBay and PayPal websites, using ...