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eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere
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We recently told you about a particularly odd lawsuit in which an eBay seller was suing a buyer for feedback left on their page. The seller, Med Express, was suing the buyer, Amy Nicholls, over her complaint on the eBay …

Shopping.com To Become eBay Commerce Network Shopping.com To Become eBay Commerce Network

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly 8 years since eBay acquired Shopping.com. After all that time, eBay has decided to rebrand the property as the eBay Commerce Network in a move the company says will “better reflect its …

Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision? Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision?
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Brick and mortar stores face a lot of challenges in competing with the Internet. We’re living in an age where you can get just about anything you want from somewhere on the web, and even better you can easily browse …

Bonanza Just Registered Its Millionth User Bonanza Just Registered Its Millionth User

Online marketplace Bonanza announced today that it celebrated its one millionth registered user this week. To celebrate, sellers organized a give-away contest to promote their stores, with over a hudred sellers offering gifts for the one millionth member. The company, …

Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated] Should The Senate Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? [Updated]
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Update: It passed. Currently in the U.S., state governments are only obligated to collect sales taxes from online retailers that are based in their own states. If an online sales tax bill makes it to law, states could collect from …

Channel Intelligence Execs On Why This Was The Right Acquisition For Google Channel Intelligence Execs On Why This Was The Right Acquisition For Google

Last month, Google signed an agreement to acquire Channel Intelligence to improve Google Shopping. At the time, a Google spokesperson told WebProNews, “We want to help consumers save time and money by improving the online shopping experience. We think Channel …

eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers

eBay announced that it is launching free listings for all sellers (well, almost all sellers) this spring, along with some new fee structures. Here’s a look: “As an eBay seller, you’re in prime position to reach the growing millions of …

And Here Are Etsy’s Stats For February And Here Are Etsy’s Stats For February

On Friday, Etsy released its “weather report” for January, showing that it had 1.67 billion page views on its site in January, compared to 1.53 billion page views in December. The site also saw $97.6 million worth of goods sold …

Amazon Fee Hikes Could Spark More Interest In Google From Sellers Amazon Fee Hikes Could Spark More Interest In Google From Sellers
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Third-party merchants selling goods on Amazon aren’t thrilled with recent fee hikes from the company that have been happening over the course of the past year or so. Nothing new there, but Reuters has an interesting report out today about …

Etsy Had Even More Page Views In January Than In December Etsy Had Even More Page Views In January Than In December

Etsy had more page views in January that it did in December, which is pretty impressive, considering the December holiday rush. The company put out its “weather report” for January on Friday (better late than never), revealing that Etsy had …

Facebook Suggests Gifts for Your Baby-Having Friends, Even Inside Statuses That Aren’t Baby-Related Facebook Suggests Gifts for Your Baby-Having Friends, Even Inside Statuses That Aren’t Baby-Related

We’re learning more and more about how Facebook plans to promote their new Gifts program. Last week, we saw that Facebook was beginning to suggest that you give gifts when friends post celebratory statuses. Facebook has been suggesting that you …

Etsy Redesigns Activity Feed Etsy Redesigns Activity Feed
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Etsy announced today that is has redesigned the Activity Feed with what it calls “improvements in function and design”. It will be interesting to see if users agree with that sentiment. The site has put greater emphasis on items, shops, …

eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users
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Last October, eBay launched their new “eBay Feed” to a small number of U.S. users. Today, eBay says that they are finally rolling it out widely to all U.S. users. “We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more …

Google Commerce Search Is No More Google Commerce Search Is No More
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After several iterations, Google has finally decided to kill of Commerce Search. The product was announced in late 2009 as an ecommerce-focused version of Google Site Search. It was specifically tailored to ecommerce and product sites. Here’s a look: In …

Google Analytics Adds Support For Multi-Currency Ecommerce Google Analytics Adds Support For Multi-Currency Ecommerce

Google announced today that it is launching a new Google Analytics feature to support multi-currency ecommerce. Apparently this has been a highly requested feature, and Google says it has heard the requests loud and clear. The feature allows users to …

Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags
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Twitter and American Express have just announced a new program that will allow users to make purchases inside of Twitter by simply tweeting out specific “Buy” hashtags. Here’s how the hashtag-buying works, after you sync your Amex card to Twitter …

Google Apparently Testing Product Counts In Search Results Google Apparently Testing Product Counts In Search Results

Matt Storms happened upon an interesting Google feature, presumably in testing. In a “site:” search for Macy’s, he found where the number of items for sale found on pages is showing up in search results as part of the snippet. …

Facebook Launches the Facebook Card, a Reusable Gift Card for Gift Cards Facebook Launches the Facebook Card, a Reusable Gift Card for Gift Cards
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Starting soon, you’ll be able to give and receive an all-purpose, reusable Facebook Gift Card through Facebook’s Gifts platform. This physical gift card will be able to store gift amounts from various businesses, including Target, Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, and …

Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012 Etsy Had A Really Good Year In 2012

2012 was a good year for Etsy, to say the least. CEO Chad Dickerson took to the company blog this morning to share some stats about the year as Etsy’s growth continues to accelerate. “Growth of highly-personal shopping categories like …

Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys? Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys?
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Last week, news came out that the National Entertainment Collectibles Association’s (NECA) Django Unchained action figures had been discontinued after drawing controversy from groups like the National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope. Director Spike Lee has been particularly critical …

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