All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’
BusinessWeek reports on eBays sneaky entry into the free classifieds and community market that CraigsList dominates.
Much of my email from readers this month concerned the recent announcement from eBay that it will increase many seller fees on February 18, 2005. Since many business people use eBay’s online store system as their primary ecommerce point of sale, it’s no surprise that most of the emails I received were of the angry variety.
My down under blog buddies Cameron Reilly and Mick Stanic, who produce the ……
The fight for the top of the portable gaming mountain has begun in earnest in Japan. Following up Nintendo’s highly anticipated DS launch, Sony has launched their version of a portable gaming system, the PSP. As expected, shoppers braved the cold Tokyo weather for a chance at owning Sony’s new system.
What does a 21st Century media company look like? What should it embody and who, if anyone … or maybe that’s everyone, will run it?
The recently held US Presidential Elections have effectively proved that blogs can be one of the most effective ways of getting your message across. And, it is not only politicians, activists and hobbyists who are using to spread their messages but companies like Sun, Microsoft, Audi, eBay, Google and Monster are using blogs as marketing tools.
Internet auction house eBay has announced that they will be taking preventative action against users searching for racially sensitive items. Any search conducted using any keywords that Ebay identifies as racially derogatory will be met with a pop up informing the user about their error.
The Channel Accelerator program helps enterprises quickly establish a successful sales channel on eBay and develop their own expertise based on ChannelAdvisor’s proven technology and best practices for eBay success.
For those of us who consider ourselves to be computer geeks, the latest changes at eBay are very interesting to note. eBay users (both sellers and buyers) are commenting that the site seems to be working faster, no longer has a scheduled “maintenance period,” and is indexing newly listed auctions more quickly.
No matter how many times I see it happening, I’m constantly amazed at the number of people who are literally throwing money away by making incredibly simple mistakes when they sell items in an online auction.
Some people who are eager to enter the online store industry have considered using an eBay store to hawk their wares. For a quick refresher, eBay stores allow sellers to feature their entire inventory, while giving members a limited opportunity to feature their store brand. Although, some have questioned if people have had “success marketing their goods or services through eBay?”
The Internets had a strong session on Tuesday that reminded Gregory Spear of the good ole’ days for the space.
eBay today announced that it has agreed to purchase additional publicly-held common shares of Internet Auction Co. (IAC). from several institutional shareholders, including funds managed by Tiger Technology, Lone Pine Capital LLC, Viking Global Investors and others, collectively representing more than 23% of IAC’s total outstanding shares.
ChannelAdvisor Corporation announced today the availability of the configurator functionality for PowerSellers and top eBay sellers.
Coming on the heels of Google’s investment in Chinese search presence, Baidu.com, Yahoo has announced the release of their search website Yisou.com. The name of the search engine translates to “No1 Search” and unlike Yahoo’s Chinese portal, Yisou will concentrate only on web based searches.
Anything Points (AP) are an incentive eBay has created as a way for sellers to motivate buyers. An AP is worth one penny towards anything on eBay, including: fees, items, etc. Since it is a straight one-to-one trade (one penny from the seller to the buyer), there is no money “created” for this incentive.
So I was eating lunch today and waiting for Sunny from shntech.com. (We’ve been sharing notes between sessions so we can double our coverage.) As I was waiting, two similarly dressed youngish folks sat down and asked about WebProNews. Webmasters and marketers, I told them, interested in online marketing with an emphasis on organic search.
Ever since Google launched the beta for their email service Gmail, there has been much controversy swirling around. Gmail’s privacy practices, the amount of storage Google offers, and deletion of unwanted files have been discussed.
A guy walks into a bar and tells the bartender he is all excited. Apparently, he just met a talking horse. He goes on and on about how impressed he was that the horse could talk. After a few minutes of listening, the bartender asks, “What did the horse say?”
I’ve been creating and selling businesses on Ebay! for nearly 2 years and it’s been one of the most profitable business ventures I’ve ever been involved with.
THE REALITIES OF AN INTERNET BUSINESS
Millions of people are still coming online each year, and many of those people come to the Internet with dreams of making their financial dreams come true.
Now tell the truth- You sprung for that candy bar near the checkout line last time you went grocery shopping right? My kids are experts at getting me on the impulse buys. As an eBay seller, you have the perfect opportunity to offer your buyers a little something extra just before they pay– an extra goodie to go along with their winnings. I’m often surprised at how few sellers take the time to do this, even though we see it all the time in brick and mortar stores.
So you’ve built your website, optimized all of your keywords, created great content, and studied all the traffic-building techniques until you are blind from staying up until two in the morning. You’ve read the ebooks, bought the packages, set up autosurf programs, and even tried safelists, but the traffic you get is not rush hour. It’s a trickle. Let me suggest something.
If you are a regular seller on Ebay, no doubt you have received a “mystery payment” or two along the way. A mystery payment is where you receive a payment for an auction with nothing on it to give so much as a clue as to what the person is paying for (or who she is for that matter). I once received an envelope with a $20 bill in it along with a note that said “Thanks!”. Nothing else, just the cash and the note. I just about drove myself crazy figuring that one out.
A website is great to have for residual income, for presence, to have a place called home on the internet. I admit I love it. Instead of hunting for sites to host my pictures and software for free, I have a place and it is all mine. But nothing beats eBay for instant, in your face sales.
One of the most important, and least-utilized, features on eBay is the “About Me” page. With your About Me page, you can promote yourself as a seller, promote all of your auctions, and show off your eBay Feedback ratings. This provides credibility for your auction business, and also gives you an opportunity to express your unique personality.
I’m just amazed that more people don’t realise it! Ebay has a secret that makes it THE best market in the world – offline or online! In fact it’s THE best market EVER. Do I sound enthusiastic about Ebay?! I do! good – I love it. Let me give you an example of why I love Ebay.