All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’

Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report]

Eleven days ago, TechCrunch ran a story about PayPal freezing a science fiction writer’s fundraiser, and then apologizing for doing so. The company even donated to the writer’s fund. “We’re going to do a lot more communicating before making some pretty aggressive changes to our system to make sure that this stuff doesn’t happen,” PayPal senior communications director Anuj Nayar …

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Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]

Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s all it takes. According to the Huffington Post, the woman is from Oxfordshire, England, and accidentally uploaded the pic to …

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eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year

eBay just reported its earnings for Q4, with an 18% year-over-year increase in revenue, hitting $4 billion for the quarter. For the full year, eBay’s revenue increased 21% to $14.1 billion. CEO Joe Donahoe said, “We had a great finish to an excellent year, with fourth quarter results exceeding our expectations. eBay Marketplaces in particular had a terrific fourth quarter, …

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eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options

Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5. eBay reportedly also has some other interesting options in pilot phase. All Things D’s Tricia Duryee spoke with several eBay execs about a handful of tests the company is running …

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Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay

Kids and technology occasionally run up against each other in unpredictable or dangerous ways. Kids and technology that is linked to your bank account – now that’s danger on a whole other level. So what do you do when your kid almost buys an expensive car on eBay? Tell him he really did buy it and reduce him to tears, …

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Ding Dongs And Twinkies Are Now Collector’s Items On eBay

You may have read the news this morning that Hostess is shutting down after decades of making Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and other assorted snacks. It’s sad to lose such an iconic company and the associated jobs, but some folks on eBay are already trying to make a profit off the idea that Twinkies will be no more. A …

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PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest price using our Price Matching offer,” says PayPal “shopping specialist” Claudia Lombana. “If the item you purchase is advertised for …

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You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal

As the Americans hit hardest by this week’s superstorm begin the long, arduous cleanup process – they’re going to need all the help they can get. Since most of us can’t physically help them pick up the pieces, monetary donations to charities that can do that are the preferred method of aid. And now you can help with the relief …

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PayPal Cutting Jobs, Following Up On Previously Announced Reorganization Plans

There have been reports about PayPal laying off part of its staff, and now the company has come out and confirmed 325 layoffs in a blog post. The post points to another post from June, when President David Marcus discussed consolidating PayPal’s product groups into a central global product organization led by Hill Ferguson, who was previously in charge of …

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Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay

eBay announced that it is enabling sellers to print FedEx labels through its single label printing flow from My eBay. The company launched the program to a limited number of sellers in a pilot, but it will be fully available to all sellers in the first quarter of next year. “Adding FedEx to eBay Labels gives you another reputable, reliable …

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eBay Reports Q3 Earnings: Revenue Up 15% YoY

eBay reported its Q3 earnings on Wednesday. The financials come a week after the company launched a big redesign to its flagship site. The company posted revenue of $3.4 billion for the quarter, up 15% year-over-year. Net income on a GAAP basis was $597 million, while non-GAAP net income was $718 million. GAAP and non-GAAP net income were up 22% …

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eBay Launches Pinterest-Like Site Redesign to Accompany That New Logo

According to eBay, the online marketplace logged over 4 million new users in the first half over 2012. We also know that eBay’s mobile apps just hit the 100 million download milestone. And as of today, eBay has over 350 million individual listings. eBay wants you to know that they are growing, and in an attempt to make the site …

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