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SUPERBOWL Traffic Test – eBay vs Bonanzle Completed – Who Won?

Roughly twice as much traffic, from various sources went to Bonanzle. Is this a scientific result? No… Does it tell a story about the possibilities on new and exciting venues, yes! Does it mean you should pack up your business and move it to Bonanzle? That is your business decision, I would never recommend anyone leave eBay without first knowing what the new location will do for them. Keep your sales humming, if they are, on eBay… But it never hurts to take a look next door!

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Jet Blue Breaks eBay Terms of Service Offering Numerous "Mystery" Auctions

Jet Blue has gained a lot of notoriety with the recent announcement the Airline would be auctioning off flights on eBay. Unfortunately the big box retailer of airfare and travel packages apparently has not read the eBay rulebook or terms of service and has begun breaking the very same rules standard sellers on eBay must abide by within the first week of Jet Blue/eBay operations.

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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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eBay Feedback – More of An Issue for Sellers Than Buyers – Example: Greenteapass

Feedback means so much to sellers on eBay… In fact, it can mean the difference between being in business one day, and being out of business the next… Unfortunately for the sellers of eBay, the same feedback situation is not so true for buyers who abuse the system. Yes, there are buyers who abuse the […]

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Important Business Considerations – Choosing an eBay Management software suite…

What to look for in eBay &/or Multi-Channel listing management software… Software is an essential key to all phases of business these days.  Without good solid software and software management, costs and profit can move in opposite directions fast. “Auction Management software brings sales administration under control by putting a framework around your eBay sales and automating repetitive tasks. Products […]

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eBay Feedback 2.0, To Build Trust Reviews are Better

The difference between a seller with one good feedback and a Powerseller with 10,000 feedback is zero if your transaction with that party goes bad. If one looks at the 10,000 feedback sellers out there, dozens if not hundreds of negative feedbacks have been accumulated by these Powersellers. The illusion however is that these sellers are more trustworthy than the low feedback seller, simply because they sell more often.

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