EcommerceBytes in the News

Quartz (Atlantic Media Co.) October 27, 2015
"The TPP could help tiny companies become global exporters"

Marketing Sherpa
"How smaller sellers are using personalization to increase their brand," June 4, 2015
(video interview at the Internet Retailer Conference)

Planet Money: Buy Low, Sell Prime, Episode 629, June 3, 2015

Footwear Plus Magazine, September 2014
"E-beat column: One-Click Wonder" about Facebook Buy button
(B-2-B fashion publication of the footwear industry)

New York Times
"Alibaba's American Aspirations, May 24, 2014

Silicon Valley Business Journal

Alibaba tests U.S. online retail market with 11 Main shopping site, May 24, 2014

USA Today
"Strike, warehouse work reports mar Amazon holiday", 11/26/13

Money Magazine

Get the Best Price for Your Castoffs, May 2013 (print edition)

Wall Street Journal
eBay Simplifies Seller Listing Fees, March 19, 2013

Tech Crunch
To Compete With Amazon, eBay Debuts Free Listings And Simpler Fee Structures For Sellers, March 19, 2013
Is Your Jewelry Box an Untapped Stash of Cash?, January 29, 2013

Nerd Wallet

Penny Auction Sites and Better Options to Save on Online Purchases, January 9, 2013

Barbara Weltman's Build Your Business (WS Radio)
Catching up on Ecommerce News, December 17, 2012

EBay Bans Supernatural Goods And Services, September 6, 2012

Yahoo Small Business Advisor
New eBay policies hurt some sellers, boost others, July 6, 2012
"Free" online shipping not so free after all by Eve Tahmincioglu,
November 28, 2011

AOL Daily Finance
EBay's 'Buy It New' Rebranding Angers Devoted Used Goods Sellers,
November 2, 2011

Tech News Daily
10 Steps to Avoid Online Auction Fraud, April 25, 2011

Smart Money
EBay's Allure Is Going, Going, Gone, November 17, 2008

eBay Radio, November 6, 2007
Ina Steiner talks to host Jim Griffith about eBay's new features.

Wired, November 5, 2007
"With Growth Slowing, eBay Gets Innovative," by Julie Sloane

The Guardian, October 25, 2007
"Hacker taunts eBay with attacks," by Danny Bradbury

"eBay and Beyond Basics to Business" Radio, September 22, 2007

Ina Steiner talks to host David White about eBay's Seller Non Performance policy and Yahoo advertising.

eBay Radio, August 28, 2007
Ina Steiner talks to host Jim Griffith about eBay's Seller Non Performance policy.

New York Times, June 18, 2007
"EBay Moves to Recharge Its Auctions," by Bob Tedeschi, New York Times, 6/18/07

BusinessWeek, October 9, 2006
"Fed Up With Fakes"

New York Times, August 29, 2006

"EBay Gambles on Google Partnership for Success of Skype, the Internet
Phone Service," by Saul Hansell

CNBC Squawk Box, August 24, 2006
Ina Steiner talks to CNBC host Becky Quick about eBay Store fee increases.
Video clip:

Information Week, 8/21/06
"Backlash Feared Over New eBay Seller Fees," By W. David Gardner

WebUser (UK), August 10, 2006
"eBay sellers threaten UK strike," by Claire Woffenden

Women's World, June 6, 2006
"Buying on eBay? Wait!" by Alexandra Kay and Barbara Smalley

New York Times, June 4, 2006
"Going Once...Going Twice...Gone!: How eBay makes Regulations Disappear,"
by Katie Hafner

CNN Anderson Cooper 360, February 9, 2006's Ina Steiner speaks to CNN correspondent Joe Johns about
a troubled eBay seller on "Anderson Cooper 360."
Program Transcript:
Video clip:

Associated Press, February 6, 2006
"Bidding expected to climb for gun that might have been Hitler's," by Jan

Scripps Howard News Service, February 5, 2006
James Derk, Scripps computer columnist, names his "Weekly
Web Wonder" (last paragraph)

CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" January 30, 2006
"eBay Counterfeits," by Maria Bartiromo
Video Clip:

Tech Web News, January 30, 2006
"EBay Faces Groundbreaking Case In Tiffany Counterfeit Suit," by Antone

New York Times, January 29, 2006
"Seeing Fakes, Angry Traders Confront eBay," by Katie Hafner

San Jose Mercury News, January 28, 2006
"Biting into online fraud," By Matthai Chakko Kuruvila

eBay Radio, January 24, 2006
"Secrets of Consignment Selling on eBay," with host Jim Griffith and guest
Skip McGrath

CNN Headline News, January 19, 2006
"eBay for beginners. 5 Tips: Painless ways to get cash for your stuff on
eBay," by Gerri Willis,

Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2006
"eBay's Cautious Forecast Eclipses 36% Profit Gain," by Julie Tamaki,1,7183618.story

Internet Media Commentary, January 15, 2006
"AuctionBytes.Com Is Worth A Try," by Jupitermedia CEO Alan Meckler

The Tucson Citizen, January 2, 2006
"Using ABCs of eBay: It's increasingly a source of income," by Greg Wiles

CBS Radio Small Biz Report, July 25, 2005

"eBay Selling Spawning Many Schools of Thought," by Joe Connolly

CBS Radio Small Biz Report, July 26, 2005
Two Experts Share More E-Commerce Tips," by Joe Connolly

Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report (Radio)
"eBay Earnings Report," by Rachel Dornhelm, 4/10/05

NPR Public Radio: On Point, March 7, 2005

"The World According to eBay," hosted by Tom Ashbrook

New York Times, March 6, 2005
"eBay's Joy Ride: Going Once..." by Gary Rivlin

San Jose Mercury News, February 8, 2005
"EBay promises improved service," By Michael Bazeley

Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2005
"EBay to Trim Listing Fee on Low-Cost Items, but Sellers Aren't Appeased,"
by David Colker
available on the Concord Monitor Website:

Bergen Record, February 20, 2005
"A piece of the auction," by Joan Verdon

Woman's World, February 1, 2005

 "The Hottest Way to Make a Bundle Working from Home," by Douglas Lichterman

San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 2005
"Online auction scams soar, Complaints nearly double," by Carolyn Said

USA Today, February 2, 2005
"Some eBay sellers are going, going, gone," By Jon Swartz

International Herald Tribune, October 26, 2004
"Hot auction or hot goods: What's up at eBay?" By Daniel Altman

WAMC News - Northeast Public Radio, October 26, 2004

"eBay Pulls Bush Integrity Item from Site," by Allison Dunne

Public Radio Marketplace, October 21, 2004
Reporter Lisa Napoli
Audio File:

Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2004

"Technical Problems at PayPal Cause Troubles for eBay Users," by Carl
Bialik and Nick Wngfield
(paid subscription required)

St. Paul Pioneer Press, October 7, 2004
"DropShop auction stores shuts down: Demise stuns other eBay drop-off
outlets," by Scott Carlson

Indianapolis Star, September 22, 2004
"Franchise cashing in on online auctions," By Madhusmita Bora

PC World Magazine, September 2004

"Auction Stores Do EBay Selling for You," by Anne B. McDonald,aid,117090,00.asp

Boston Globe, 8/29/04
"Sold on auctioneering, he does what he loves," By Martha E. Mangelsdorf

eBay Radio, July 13, 2004
Interview with Ina Steiner, editor of

Reader's Digest, June 2004
"Auction Sites that Donít Start with an 'E'" by Marc Myers

NBC TV, 6/15/04
"Web Stite Makes Auctioning Online Easy," by Mike Wendland, April 16, 2004
"Afraid to eBay? Hire an online auction service," by Jay MacDonald

American-Statesman, April 15, 2004
"World's Online Chop Shop: Internet, eBay function as fence for stolen goods," by Asher Price

St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 31, 2004
"Best Buy sets up camp on eBay," by Scott Carlson

New York Times, March 28, 2004
"Frontier Justice: On the Web, Vengeance Is Mine (and Mine)," by John Schwartz

New York Times, March 20, 2004
"With Internet Fraud Up Sharply, eBay Attracts Vigilantes," by Katie Hafner

The Guardian newspaper (London), March 18, 2004
"Doing the business with eBay," by Ken Young

Fortune Small Business, March 2004
"Answer Central: Building Sales on eBay," by Louise Witt

Bloomberg Radio, March 9, 2004
"Tomorrow Tonight" with Charlie Pellett 

Bloomberg Newswire, March 9, 2004
"EBay May Benefit as More Consignment Stores Open," by Greg Wiles

Boston Globe, March 8, 2004
"Profiting off 'eBay economy,'" by Scott Kirsner

New York Times, March 1, 2004
"eBay Seller of Fake Artwork Again Upsets the Auction Site," by Bob Tedeschi
(reprinted in )

Smart Money Magazine, January 2004
"Sold on eBay," by Anne Kadet

Star-Telegram, March 1, 2004
"Net Worth," by J.G. Domke

USA Today, February 22, 2004
"EBay evolves to serve small businesses," by Jon Swartz

USA Today, December 11, 2003
"Microsoft studies browser flaw that may aid ID theft," by Byron Acohido

Fox TV (Washington DC), November 17, 2003
Segment on eBay fraud

WFXT Fox TV (Boston), November 13, 2003
Segment on eBay and with reporter Angelica Thornton

Entrepreneur Magazine's "Making Money on eBay" Internet Radio Show, November 12, 2003

Public Radio "Marketplace," November 11, 2003
(Segment entitled "eBay spawns an entire industry," reporter: Apryl Lundsten)

Public Radio "Marketplace Morning," November 4, 2003
(Segment on eBay sniping with reporter Apryl Lundsten)

U.S. FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Web site, April 2003
"Going, Going, Gone... When Online Auction Users Lose Out To Phony Payment and Escrow Services"

WBZ-TV Boston Television News, November 26, 2002
"Email Identity Thefts" (Paula Lyons, Consumer Reporter)

New York Times, November 25, 2002

"A Note of Caution on eBay," by Bob Tedeschi

CNET, November 22, 2002

"Identity Thieves Strike eBay," by Paul Festa

Wired, September 23, 2002
"eBay Bidders Sold on Sniping," by Joanna Glasner,1367,55204,00.html

Web Pro News, September 9, 2002

"From WebPro to AuctionPro: How to Rocket Your eBay Profits"

Featured List of the Day
, September 9, 2002

Collector Online Seller's Edge Newsletter, Vol. 1 #41 (May 30, 2002)
"Collectors Combine Business with Pleasure"

PC World Magazine, July 2002
"Consumer Alert: PayPal's Problems: Customer service woes continue to plague popular payment service," by Tom Mainelli,aid,101525,tk,cx053002a,00.asp

"KNX High Tech Hour," anchored by Bob McCormick, KNX Radio Los Angeles, California, May 24, 2002
"Yahoo! Auctions Exits Europe"

Antique Week, May 20, 2002
"Surveys Suggest eBay Prices Fall," p. 1

Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 26, 2002
"Auction Site Bidding on Expansion" by Mary Jane Credeur

Wall Street Journal, March 29 2002, page W8
"Art & Money: What's It Worth?" by Brooks Barnes

St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 2, 2002
"Members Berate eBay," by Leslie Brooks Suzukamo

Boston Globe, December 23, 2001
"OnSite" by D.C. Denison

BusinessWeek e.Biz, 12/3/01, p.15
"The People's Company"

"Chronicle" Television Program
ABC Boston Affiliate - WCVB Channel 5 Television, November 14, 2001

ContentBiz, September 19, Vol II, Issue 33
"AuctionBytes Uses Compelling Niche Content to Sell Ads," by Anne Holland

NBC Boston Affiliate - WHDH Channel 7 Television, September 5, 2001
"Buying and Selling Online," Jonathan Hall, 8/21/01
"Listing Numbers Cast Doubt on eBay's Growth Plans"

InfoWorld, 8/17/01, p.22
"Afloat with Auctions"

Boston Herald, July 15, 2001, p. 31
"Couple educates e-auction goers: Collectors extend hobby into full-fledged online advice site"

Cool economy means hot bargains online
By Shelley Emling
Special to the Austin American-Statesman
Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Antique Week, June 18, 2001, page 1
"Internet Prices Down as Much as 25 to 39 Percent"

Wall Street Journal, June 1 2001, page 1
"Ebay Watch: Corporate Sellers Put the Online Auctioneer on Even Faster Track; Goods From IBM, Disney Help Dot-Com Pioneer Post a Surge in Profits; Why Mom and Pop Are Mad;

Wall Street Journal, June 1 2001, page W1
"The Electronic Yard Sale"
'Online auctions are booming - but not for sellers, with prices falling as
much as 30%. Robert J. Hughes and Daniel Costello hawk dozens of items, from diamonds to Elvis clocks, and learn some harsh lessons.'

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, May 4, 2001
"Star Tribune, eBay strike auction advertising deal" 04-May-2001&

CNET Radio - Interview with Kevin Fitzpatrick, May 4, 2001

Calling All Collectors Radio Show (WBIX AM-1060) - Interview with Gary Sohmers, May 6, 2001, May 3, 2001
"Ebay Sellers Making 25% Less Than Year Ago - Study"

InternetNews, May 3, 2001
AuctionBytes Pricing Study,,4_758221,00.html

Ecommerce Times, May 3, 2001
"Survey: Collectibles Prices Down on eBay"

Yahoo! News, May 3, 2001
"Survey: Collectibles Prices Down on eBay

Antiques & Collecting Newsletter, August 1, 2000
"Guide to Online Auctions" - (

Antiques Journal, April 2000, p. 29
" Free Email Newsletter Addresses Online Auction Questions"

Northern Light Web site "Special Collections" March 24, 2000

MetroWest Daily News - Sunday Business Section, November 28, 1999 p. E1
"Bids & Bytes", a profile of and some of its readers, including:Joanne Wood-Ellison, Wayne and Amy Tuiskula and Marlene Earle.

MetroWest Daily News - Business Section, Thursday, March 2,2000 p.C8
"There's No e-Tax Break on eBay," a story on taxable income in which David is quoted.

Resource Guide to the Internet, a supplement to newspapers in the Boston area, February 2000, p.4 "Avoiding Online Auction Scams" Web site , Thursday, December 30, 1999 Front Page
"In the Spotlight:"

The Beacon , Thursday, December 2, 1999 p.3
"Alumni Business at 'Ground Floor' of Internet Auctions"

Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield MA), November 9, 1999
"Guide to Online Auctions"