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eBay Earnings Released, Active Buyer Base Grows 5%

eBay Earnings Released, Active Buyer Base Grows 5%

eBay just reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015. Highlights include gross merchandise volume of $21.9 billion, revenue of $2.3 billion, 5% growth in active buyer base (to 162 million), Non-GAAP and GAAP EPS per diluted share of $0.50 and $0.43, respectively, and a $550 million repurchase of common stock. eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig said, …

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eBay Gives Sellers A Reminder For Boosting Visibility

eBay Gives Sellers A Reminder For Boosting Visibility

Earlier this year in the Spring Seller Update, eBay announced that it will require product identifiers on multi-variation listings and more categories. As it noted at the time, this would lead to increased search visibility. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the company is taking the time to remind seller to use the identifiers. In an announcement on …

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eBay Gives Sellers More Free Listings

eBay Gives Sellers More Free Listings

Beginning on October 15, eBay sellers will get more zero insertion fee listings. The monthly allotment is going from 20 to 50 for auction-style and fixed price listings in most categories (Motors Vehicles, Real Estate, Classified Ads, Heavy Equipment, Concession Trailers & Carts, Imaging & Aesthetics Equipment, and Commercial Printing Presses are excluded). “This increased allotment also replaces the 20 …

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Curalate And eBay Enterprise Team Up On Instagram Image Monetization

Curalate And eBay Enterprise Team Up On Instagram Image Monetization

Curalate and eBay Enterprise announced a partnership aimed at helping publishers in the eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network monetize their Instagram images by linking directly to ecommerce product pages. “It’s clear that online players are continuing to look for opportunities to drive purchasing right at the point of inspiration, including native mobile buy buttons,” a spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Case in point, …

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New eBay Return Features Now Available To Sellers

New eBay Return Features Now Available To Sellers

eBay announced that new, “more flexible” return features it announced in its fall seller update are now available to all sellers. The features let sellers customize the way they handle return requests based on their own needs. The company is reminding sellers to review their current policies and update accordingly as the holiday season comes into view. As the company …

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eBay Asks Sellers What They Think About Reducing Search Results

eBay Asks Sellers What They Think About Reducing Search Results

eBay appears to be thinking about limiting the number of listings it shows in search results to just five, with a link to see more. Currently, it shows fifty listings with the option for users to choose to display 25, 100, or 200. EcommerceBytes reports that eBay has been sending a survey around to sellers asking them how they would …

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eBay Has Some New Changes For Sellers

eBay Has Some New Changes For Sellers

eBay announced its fall seller update with what it calls “simpler, more objective seller standards” and a new shipping metric as well as a new seller hub. It says it expects the changes to help sellers grow their businesses. Will sellers agree? Will eBay’s latest seller changes help people grow their businesses? Let us know what you think in the …

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eBay Launches New Mobile Experience As ‘eBay 4.0’

eBay Launches New Mobile Experience As ‘eBay 4.0’

eBay announced he launch of eBay 4.0, a major overhaul of its mobile experience on Android and iOS. It includes what the company refers to as a “more browsable” design and provides users with improved access to top deals, promotions, and events. It’s also more personalized than previous versions. The app builds on eBay’s recently redesigned iPad experience, but adds …

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Marketing Tools Get Instagram Ads API Integration

In June, Instagram announced it would make advertising available through an Ads API and Facebook ad buying interfaces in the ensuing months, in an effort to open up ads to businesses of all sizes. It said it would open API access to a select group of Facebook Marketing Partners and agencies first, and would expand it globally throughout the year. …

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Is eBay Still Having Trouble With Google Traffic?

eBay may still be suffering from Google algorithm troubles. Back in May of 2014, Google eBay got hit hard in Google. It came around the same time as one of Google’s Panda updates, but reports indicated it was actually a manual penalty. When eBay reported its quarterly earnings the following July, it was revealed that the penalty cost the company …

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Significant eBay Search Issue Uncovered, Could Be Hurting Sellers

There’s yet another issue happening on eBay that likely isn’t going to sit too well with sellers that many probably aren’t aware is even happening. The finding comes from eCommerce news blog and eBay watchdog eCommerceBytes, which reports that eBay’s search engine is having issues specifically with its Item Specifics and filters. Ina Steiner writes: I worked with a seller …

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Controversial eBay Feature That Was In Testing Gets Global Roll-Out

Last week, we reported on a feature that eBay has been testing. It lets customers say whether or not they received the item they purchased on or before a specific estimated delivery date. Yes and no are the only options. There is no field for additional details or comment. While eBay has let buyers leave more detailed comments on a …

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eBay Delivery Feedback Feature Draws Ire From Sellers

eBay has been testing a new feedback feature that reportedly may be rolling out to all users. It enables customers to say whether or not they received the item they purchased on or before a specific estimated delivery date. Yes and no are the only options. There is no field for additional details or comment. While eBay has let buyers …

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eBay Cracks Down On Duplicate Listings

Back in May, we reported that eBay sellers using duplicate listings were about to learn a hard lesson if they continued the practice. eBay had announced a new search penalty for sellers who violated its policy on this. Those who continued to use duplicate listings would see reduced search visibility on the site, which is of course terrible for sales. …

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eBay Just Gave Sellers A Helpful New Report

eBay is giving sellers an enhanced transaction defect report, which is accessible from the seller dashboard. The report is updated and synced to the dashboard each day, and makes it easier to see the details needed for managing defects. “We know our sellers work hard to deliver great service and an outstanding shopping experience with every item they ship,” the …

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This New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Today

eBay sellers selling branded new and manufacturer-refurbished items in certain categories must now comply with a new rule the company is set to begin enforcing today. eBay announced, as part of its Spring Seller Update, that sellers who list such items in the specified categories would be required to include the item’s brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and a global …

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New eBay Seller Requirement Goes Into Effect Soon

When eBay announced its Spring Seller Update, it said sellers who list branded items in new or refurbished condition would soon be required to include the item’s brand, manufacturer part number (MPN), and a global trade item number (GTIN) in a number of categories. The deadline to have this information included in listings is June 29, which is approaching. Categories …

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eBay Promoted Listings: Only Pay For Clicks That Result In Sales

eBay announced the launch of new Promoted Listing ads, which enable advertisers to pay only for clicks that result in an item being purchased. The company says you can use the ads to boost item visibility, start a campaign at any time, and pay only when your item sells. It promises quick and easy setup, advertiser control, detailed reporting, and …

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You’re About To Learn A Hard Lesson If You Do This With Your eBay Listings

If you are using duplicate listing tactics to increase your chances of getting sales on eBay, you really want to stop doing that now, because it’s about to have a potentially devastating effect on your account and ability to make sales. eBay announced a new search penalty for sellers who violate its duplicate listings policy. Those who do so will …

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eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone

eBay announced that eBay Enterprise clients have hit the $1 billion sales milestone. This is across over 6,500 stores, 42 brands, and three continents. eBay merged Magento with eBay Enterprise just over a year ago. They’re showcasing their solutions at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City this week. eBay Enterprise counts Ace Hardware, Shoe Carnival, Destination …

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eBay Reminds Sellers Of New Shipping Rates

eBay is reminding sellers of new shipping rates that will soon go into effect for FedEx and UPS. This will obviously affect eBay sellers as well as sellers on sites across the Internet. The new UPS rates go into effect today, while the FedEx changes will go into effect in a week on January 5. UPS announced its changes back …

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eBay Labels Now Available On Mobile

eBay announced that it is now offering sellers labels from its mobile apps. While you could access and print labels from the desktop before, the functionality has been expanded to make it more convenient. The company announced in a short blog post: You already know that eBay labels are a great way to save both time and money. But did …

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eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well

This week, eBay launched a redesign for its iPad app, and it doesn’t seem to be going over very well. The company appears to be trying to make its experience less like Amazon and more like Pinterest. The problem is that people apparently don’t want their eBay experience to be like Pinterest. Do you think eBay should me gravitating to …

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Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now

They say you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone. The iPod Classic – you know, that mp3 player that relies on a click-wheel and only plays music (it can’t make phone calls?) – is apparently in high demand. Apple unceremoniously retired the classic device back in September, around the time the company was unveiling the brand new Apple …

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eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More

It’s been looking like eBay Now’s days were numbered for quite a while now. Now, the mobile apps for the e-commerce company’s same-day delivery service have gone M.I.A. VentureBeat reported all the way back in June that eBay Now could be on its way out. Last month, eBay held its Q3 earnings call, when eBay CEO John Donahoe made a …

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Andreessen Leaves eBay’s Board of Directors

Marc Andreessen announced he is resigning from eBay’s board of directors as the company prepares to split into two separate entities: eBay and PayPal. Andreessen has been on the board for six years. He joined in September of 2008. He said that now is the right time to step down with the split-up on the way. eBay President and CEO …

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eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says in a blog post: We have decided to restrict the use of an outdated Internet security protocol, SSL 3.0, because …

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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

eBay released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue growth of 12%. Payments volume was up 29% while eBay Marketplaces volume growth was 9%. As you probably know, eBay and PayPal are splitting up next year. eBay CEO John Donahoe said, “Rapidly changing competitive environments in commerce and payments underscore the opportunities for eBay and PayPal, and highlight …

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eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles

eBay announced the launch of a new Live Auctions feature, enabling buyers to participate in auctions for arts and collectibles from actual auction rooms from the website. The company has a schedule of upcoming auctions, which is as follows: 10/9: African-American Fine Art, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries 10/14: Rare & Important Travel Posters, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries 10/15: …

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What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You

Big news in the world of e-commerce. eBay announced that it will separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-trade companies next year. Do you expect each of these companies to thrive separately? Let us know what you think. Investor Carl Icahn had famously called for such a spin-off, and it looks like he is now getting his wish. He’s …

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