Archive | August, 2008

eBay Changes Conference Call with colderICE

Just finished a live call with John Lawson of 3rdPO.com (colderICE). Listen in to hear what we all had to say about the most recent changes at eBay! [clearspring_widget title=”TalkShoe Call Series Badge” wid=”46dff17ccb8aec6c” pid=”48adbd85318d937a” width=”160″ height=”337″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”]

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Auction Format Dead on eBay – Long Live The Auction

With this additional announcement, eBay is ringing the bell that tolls a change in the way consumers will search the site. This new or revamped search engine (can you say Best Match on steroids?) will offer fixed price listings side by side with auction listings (tests leaked on this system last February). Will this new search “disadvantage” auctions so much that they become irrelevant and eventually through market pressure simply cease to exist?

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Paypal re: IRS – A "Small Percentage" PayPal Customers Process $20,000.00 Per Year

The following statement “a small percentage of PayPal customers are effected” by this impending IRS & Online sales tax issue,says little for PayPal or eBay as a route to business success . I mean… if the use of PayPal as a business solution to process payments from online sales, is a healthy concern, wouldnt more than a “small percentage” of PayPal users be effected by this IRS fact finding mission?

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Internet Merchants Association Lost 89% of Membership – 49% Went to PESA

According to our recent Trading Assistant Journal/Polldaddy.com Poll, …with over 10% of the IMA membership responding, we can predict that the IMA has lost almost 50% of its membership to PeSA. With over 89% of the membership (who responded to our poll)¬†leaving altogether… And then there were 2… Only 2 of the respondents stated they […]

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Will it Blend – Blendtec – Your Next Viral Marketing Video

Producing video today is much easier and faster than ever before. The only thing slowing most marketers down is creativity. I am not saying everyone should sell blenders and create videos of them pulverizing inanimate objects into dust. Yet I am suggesting it is this type of creative and somewhat irreverent thinking which makes good marketers. Video is just the tool, creativity is the gift.

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