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eBay Sold Listings Go Missing for Some Users

We ve been getting reports from readers who can no longer find sold listings on eBay, though it may be caused by a technical issue related to a browser. Have you received reports regarding ...

Users Ask What Happened to iOffer Listings

Ecommerce site iOffer took its site offline on February 25th for maintenance and said it was planning to be back up and running on March 1st. But users are asking what happened to all the listings ...

A Chance to Weigh in on Overseas Package Rates

From glacial pace to lightening speed, things are suddenly moving rapidly when it comes to changing how the US charges for delivery of packages from overseas shippers. The State Department is ...

Can Amazon Catalog Withstand ASIN Hijackers?

Amazon s robust product catalog and customer product reviews were major factors in its meteoric rise, but both systems remain under attack by sellers trying to game the system. There have been ...

Sellers Worry eBay Will Make Auctions Auto Renew

A new eBay promotion is causing concern due to a provision about automatic renewal of auction listings. eBay sent the promotion to a subset of sellers; some received the promotion containing the ...

New Amazon Ad Format: Mailing Product Samples

A tweet from an Amazon shopper caught our eye: Amazon s newest ad format, the physical sample box, just hit my mailbox based on purchase history. Interesting if/how this scales where brands ...

Etsy Mulls New Ad Service for Sellers

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman revealed the company was mulling a service to help sellers advertise their Etsy shops through off-site advertising. During a conference call with Wall Street analysts ...

Amazon Expands Test of Its Own Shipping Service

Amazon is reportedly testing a service in which it will pick up and deliver your orders to customers - even orders you receive through other channels such as eBay or Walmart. And there are a ...

eBay Further Restricts Listing Duration

It appears eBay is forcing sellers in Australia to use Good Til Canceled duration on all fixed-price listings as of yesterday, and sellers may be left wondering if eBay will export the new ...

Etsy Money-Grab Glitch Causes Havoc for Sellers

Etsy took money from sellers credit cards or bank accounts that they don t owe the company, some sellers are reporting this afternoon. In some cases, the amount is in the hundreds and even ...

Problems with eBay Shipping Calculator?

Some sellers say eBay is undercharging their buyers for USPS First Class Package Service on the eBay Shipping Calculator, and when they go to print the label, eBay is charging them the correct ...

A Glitch That Impacted eBay Not Sellers

How many times have readers said that glitches always impact sellers and not eBay? Here s an exception to the perceived rule. The Justice Department said a buyer exploited a glitch on eBay and ...

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