Ina Steiner EcommerceBytes Blog
News and insight focusing on ecommerce.
by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Tuesday February 28, 2017
eBay Raises Fees with Today's Spring Seller Update
eBay announced its Spring Seller Update ( EcommerceBytes 411 subscribers, look for this morning ...

Monday February 27, 2017
Donahoe Lands Gig 19 Months after Leaving eBay
Former eBay CEO John Donahoe has landed a gig as CEO of ServiceNow. The cloud-computing company ...

Sunday February 26, 2017
eBay Launches Urban Marketing Campaign
CEO Devin Wenig is fond of calling eBay a technology company, and he's riding on Apple's tailcoa ...

Friday February 24, 2017
Etsy Removes a Crucial Feature with Latest Upgrades
Etsy announced  improved seller tools  with great fanfare on Valentines Day, but a wee ...

Thursday February 23, 2017
eBay Quietly Rolls Out New Feedback Feature
eBay quietly rolled out a change in how it displays a seller's feedback. As before, shoppers re ...

Tuesday February 21, 2017
eBay Creates Petition to Keep Postage Prices Low
eBay is urging users to sign its petition requesting the Postal Regulatory Commission not to raise ...

Here's a New One: Hidden Seller ID on eBay
Have you ever viewed a Buyer's feedback record on eBay and seen a seller's  user name a ...

Saturday February 18, 2017
Should eBay and Etsy Be Taking a Cut of Shipping?
Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson finally revealed what sellers have long suspected: marketplaces take a cut ...

Friday February 17, 2017
eBay May Push Sellers to Offer Free Returns
eBay is considering more burdensome requirements for sellers who offer returns policy by expanding ...

Wednesday February 15, 2017
What If Shoppers Could Preview Their Incoming Mail?
The USPS is expanding its  Informed Delivery feature  that gives residential customers ...

Tuesday February 14, 2017
Etsy's New Studio Marketplace and Seller Tools
Etsy made some big announcements today - it launched some seller tools, and in April, it will la ...

Monday February 13, 2017
eBay Overcharges Sellers Due to Glitch
eBay sellers are encountering a costly glitch this week - costly to sellers, that is. As one reade ...

Sunday February 12, 2017
Is eBay Letting Buyers Off the Hook?
eBay is being coy about buyer requirements when it comes to claims of goods received damaged in ...

Saturday February 11, 2017
Sellers Choice 2017: Amazon Is Number One
The sellers have spoken, and Amazon is number one. That's the headline, but there's more nuance ...

Thursday February 9, 2017
As LL Bean Rethinks Returns, Who's to Blame?
Mail order company LL Bean is known for its incredibly generous return policy, but according to ...

PayPal's New Reports: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
PayPal launched some new features for small businesses this week, and we're wondering what you thi ...

Monday February 6, 2017
PayPal Makes Small-Business Exports More Costly
PayPal is raising certain fees at the end of March, making it more costly to sell to buyers locate ...

Friday February 3, 2017
eBay Weighs In on Google Search Exposure
During this week's chat session, eBay addressed a seller's concern over whether their listings wer ...

Thursday February 2, 2017
Government Pressures Amazon and eBay over Fakes
In advance of Sunday's Super Bowl game, the National Football League (NFL) hosted a  press ...

Wednesday February 1, 2017
eBay User ID and Relisting Glitches
Going to eBay's Status Board to check on a report of a technical issue, I noticed that instead of ...