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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 ...

More Sales Tax Chaos Unleashed upon eBay Sellers

eBay sellers are reporting numerous problems with sales tax - here are three problems we heard about this week (and it s only Wednesday): 1) A tax-exempt buyer said there s no way for her to ...

Amazon Sellers Are Sick of Amazon Sellers

Amazon sellers are sick of Amazon sellers, it seems. Sellers are bemoaning the fact that other sellers dilute the Amazon experience, especially newbies or sellers from sites like eBay where ...

New Etsy Forums a Work in Progress

Etsy relaunched its discussion boards on Tuesday after a nearly 2-week hiatus, but there s still work to be done. On Friday, Etsy acknowledged some of the issues raised by users and published a ...

PayPal Says Buy Multis and Return the Rest

PayPal is actively encouraging shoppers to buy multiple quantities of an item they want with the idea of returning all but one. That may be okay for some retailers, but it s not for everyone ...

Changes Are Coming to eBay Seller Tools

eBay will retire Turbo Lister in Europe next month, an eBay moderator told sellers in the US discussion forums today. However, he said he didn t know how long US sellers would be able to continue ...

Your 1099K May Be on the Way

Tax-filing season has begun as companies begin sending and receiving forms as required by the IRS. PayPal sent sellers an email letting them know their Form 1099Ks are available for download, and ...

Is eBay Honoring Its Seller Protection Promises?

eBay had notified sellers it wouldn t penalize them due to postal closures during key holiday dates, and last week, the company issued an update. We wondered how well eBay is adhering to its ...

Marie Kondo Craze: Good or Bad for Sellers?

The tidying up philosophy of professional organizer Marie Kondo has reached fever pitch now that the best-selling author has a show on Netflix. The petite expert comes to people s homes ...

Sellers Urge Etsy to Back Off on Free Shipping

Etsy sellers urged management to reconsider their push for sellers to offer free shipping. The response came in reaction to an announcement by the company on Monday. The impassioned pleas ...

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