Wow, I just wrote that I would not write about eBay anymore and here I am, compelled to do so… Fortunately, this is really not a story that will be seen as bashing eBay because it is just not something that the giant of over regulation and useless rules has any control over. It seems […]
Why oh Why eBay, did you not think of That! Hmmmm – maybe eBay can sign up for Google Commerce Search and scrap this whole “finding” experiment… Maybe with Google Merchant Center Search installed on eBay.com, the term Best Match might actually mean that the best product matching the search terms entered will be presented.
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Stefan Gross-Selbeck, eBay’s general manager for Germany has quietly left the Stalag. It also seems that Yahoo, in deference to their relationship with eBay did not want to make a deal of the fact that one of eBay’s most important foreign market managers has departed for somewhat less lofty waters.
10,000 users have registered to buy and sell on Bonanzle. Yes, I agree, this is not a significant number when compared with the registered user of sites like eBay, Amazon.com or even Etsy. Yet, the speed in which this milestone has been reached is a significant development.
Oh, and sorry if you are one of the eBay employees packing up your desk today, really… I know it hurts.
Listen Up eBay, in political parlance – You have lost the core audience, your evangelists are few and far between… When PESA publicly sends out a message like this… Someone should take note.
Today the driver of the #88 Amp Energy Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports team member, Dale Earnhardt Junior, launched a charity auction. The eBay auction offers 3 laps for anyone who wins the bid in the car on the track with Dale Earnhardt junior driving
Ok eBay sellers…. Time to load up on your fixed price 30 day options… Got your strategy set? Ready to start raking in that 30 day fixed price profit potential? Think it will improve your business or eBay’s business?
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.
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.
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.
First it was Tiffany’s losing the court battle in New York…
Now L’Oreal has taken their lumps in Belgium… The case is not over however as eBay must fight this charge in three more countries…
Glad I am doing my part to pay the legal bills!
Online Auction.com CEO Chris Fain, during a live Internet Radio show presented by ECMRN (e-commerce Marketing Radio Network) , detailed a plan to charge buyers $8.00 a month subscription for access to buy from the auction venue in the future.
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?
A new search engine which calls itself Cuil (pronounced cool) opened its virtual doors for business today. Cuil claims to be the worlds largest search engine with more indexed pages than any other search engine product, including Google.
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.
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.
With the amount of people following the Journal now, I thought it would be a good idea to test the waters and start an informal Network meeting place. This place is called: Trading Assistant Journal Network
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…
Mr. Steve Grossberg, Internet Merchants Association President and Treasurer, has just informed the eBay and Beyond radio program of his decision to back out of this live radio talk show interview.
Dave White, the host of eBay and Beyond, Basics to Business Live Internet Radio Talk Show has offered an opportunity to the IMA Board of Directors and/or President to share their side of this growing controversy in live interviews on his nationally recognized talk radio show and podcast
The president of an eCommerce Trade Group, the Internet Merchants Association, has stated he will “go after” any bloggers or websites covering IMA business. The IMA is a non-profit organization which recently experienced mass resignations from a majority of the board due to ethics concerns.
Bill Cobb, former eBay President “Lands” new job at Orbitz the worldwide internet travel company.
While reportedly awaiting an apology from the BOD at the Internet Marketing Association to which she belonged, Debbie Levitt posted on her blog today that she has been summarily expelled from the IMA.
Several members of the IMA have posted links and contact information for the Florida Attorney Generals Offices Economic Crimes Division in Tallahassee, along with an outline of the basis of a complaint against the Board of Directors of the Internet Merchants Association.