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.
Online learning is the wave of the future and small business people should take advantage of this new way to educate themselves. Time is always an issue… Take some time to check out these great speakers at this weeks free Product Sellers Seminar!
I am confident Auction-Logic.com powered by AuctionSound will be up to speed with this update because our team of developers is always ahead of the curve on these eBay changes…
You heard it direct from eBay – this switch is going to occur site wide prior to the Holiday Season! I know many merchants are already in holiday season mode, my clients have been getting ready for months, so what exactly to the eBay developers mean by “before the holiday season”?
It’s not any of us have a fleet of jet aircraft ready and available to compete with Jet Blue. Jet Blue is not moving in on anyone sellers niche on eBay like Buy.com has and Jet Blue negotiated a sweet deal with eBay –
The importance of stability at the Chief Technology Officers position within a company like eBay can not be understated. The importance of continuity at this position during a period of transition, such has eBay has embarked upon in the last 8 months is inestimatable.
Business owners really do not have the time to learn all of the ins and outs of listing merchandise on eBay or elsewhere on the internet (although they should take the time). Hiring a Trading Assistant full time could be a good move.
In reality becoming a Trading Assistant is much more complicated than most articles you find on the Internet will indicate. eBay itself tries to make it sound easy, yet they protect themselves with an agreement which a Harvard Law professor would have a hard time deciphering.
I asked Cliff to explain Amazon FBA to our readers here at the Trading Assistant Journal because we are always aware of the desire to look outside of eBay and learn about eBay competition. Naturally Amazon is one of the first places eBay sellers think about when considering a switch.
Guest Blogger John Lawson of 3rdPO.com and colderICE comments in a play by play style on today’s eBay Town Hall… Griff never had it so good!
I thought we would present a list of all of the eBay purchases over the years in one place, (at least all we could find) just to give everyone a better idea of how big and what kind of global reach eBay really has.
eBay has made so many changes of late, it is hard to keep up with it all. We all know the hot issues of Feedback, DSR’s and Best Match but what about the fundamental changes eBay has made to the look and feel of the site?
If feedback is used as a weapon against a writer who simply offered an opinion about the situation currently occurring on the eBay discussion forums, then how will a normal eBay member without this kind of pulpit expect fair treatment.
In the video, terms like “Feedies”, “Cheerleaders” and “Tools” are used to describe members who use the forum rules on eBay discussion boards to remove members they do not happen to like or agree with.
Free Shipping is Never Free, if sellers are supposed to offer Free shipping, why does eBay not offer free listing? It costs much more to deliver and item than it does to display that same item on a web page.
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?
Glad to see you actually see things the way the rest of the world does in reference to the word “neutral”. I mean, where would Switzerland have been during WWII if Neutrals were counted as negatives?
No Insertion Fee on Your First 4 Vehicles…eBay Motors is eliminating Insertion Fees on the first four vehicles you list in a 12 month period. Starting with the fifth vehicle, the fee is $20 (50% less than it was under the old plan). And after 12 months, you go back to “first four” pricing.
After recent announcements of a change in the payment structure for eBay affiliates and reports of discrepancies in reporting by the Partner Network to its affiliates, it appears the initial switch away from Commission Junction may not be the best move for eBay or its sellers.
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?
eBCalc is now a multi-channel fee calculator with more functionality than ever before. Not only will eBCalc return results for eBay’s many marketplaces and fee structures but it will now also help with fee calculation for many other marketplaces such as Amazon.com, Overstock.com and Etsy
eBay… Yes EBAY listened to sellers… I know this is a shock, just breathe deep – Take a moment to comprehend the full meaning of the statement above… Everyone knows how much and how fervent our opposition was to the “new links policy” from eBay, announced last May. Here are a few of our articles […]
It really is no surprise Zippi-Auctions sales on eBay have not been stellar. The concept may sound great to the inexperienced and the perpetual business opportunities buyers, but if one looks at the numbers and the concept, is there really any Zip here?
I have been on hold now for over 15 mins and I really do have other things to do… So I will let someone else have my place in the queue… But I will keep this eBay customer support number for future reference… If I had a real problem it could come in handy – especially if a real employee with real answers answers the call…
Wow, eBay Wins in court, must be a happy day in San Jose! Today, eBay won a critical ruling in the case of Tiffany & Co. vs eBay Inc. The Court ruled eBay was not responsible for the sale of fake Tiffany on the site.
“It still upsets me that we have not received any e-mails or communication from eBay at all. I think they needed to talk to us and let us know what is going on. I have e-mailed them once and you e-mailed them. You did a live chat and I did 2 live chats. I even talked to a supervisor and was promised I would get a response from them. Absolutely nothing. That furiates me.” Connie Carpenter
The French courts ruling against eBay Inc. even goes so far as to prevent consumers from selling LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton perfumes received as gifts.
The din of complaints about the new, yet vague and undefined linking policy seems to have caused eBay to re-adjust the timetable on implementation and enforcement of the no links edict.
Recalculating Feedback percentages without neutrals: Effective in late August, neutrals will no longer be counted as part of the Feedback percentage.
Larry Phillips has volunteered to fill in for IMA President Steve Grossberg on the eBay and Beyond, Basics to Business Internet Talk Radio Program next Saturday…