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Today's Blog Posts

eBay Seeks Auctions but Beware of Promo Start Date

eBay is kicking off a new promotion to entice sellers to list in the auction format - here's why you should read the fine print.

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Change Could Mean Buyers Pay eBay Instead of Sellers

eBay is contemplating becoming the merchant of record, meaning shoppers pay eBay instead of paying sellers. How would you react?

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PayPal Lawsuit Raises the Issue of Fee Transparency

An online seller filed a lawsuit against PayPal over currency conversion fees - do you check the accuracy of fees assessed on your accounts?

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eBay Gives Sellers Some Good News about Watermarks

eBay backs down from a controversial policy, informing sellers in the UK that it won't enforce its watermarks policy - see what it told US sellers.

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What Percentage of eBay Sales Are Auctions?

What percentage of eBay sales are auctions, a reader asks? Great question - we take a look at eBay financial reports to find out.

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Seller Not Happy with Etsy Responses on Company Goals

An Etsy seller said she was insulted by answers provided by the marketplace in a session to discuss Etsy's mission and advocacy program.

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Today's Industry Stories

PayPal Runs Promotion to Reward Big Ticket Purchases

PayPal is running a promotion that rewards users for making a big-ticket purchase.

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Amazon Sends Treasure Truck to UK

Amazon is sending its Treasure Truck to the UK where it will tour select cities as part of a marketing campaign to generate excitement and present exclusive offers for sale.

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eBay Deploys Airstream to Bolster Its Marketing Campaign

eBay deployed its Airstream trailer to New York City over the holiday weekend to generate buzz and to remind shoppers to “check eBay,” which is a theme of its current brand marketing campaign.

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PRC Rules USPS Can Raise Postage at Higher Rates

The USPS will be able to raise the rates for “market dominant” postage faster than it is currently allowed.

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Etsy Gives Up B Corp Status to Maintain Corporate Structure

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman announced Saturday that the company is giving up its B Corp status in order to maintain its corporate structure.

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eBay Eases Enforcement of Watermark Ban, at Least Temporarily

eBay made it official a day after news leaked out it was rethinking its position on banning listings that contained watermarked images.

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