New eBay Seller Standards Go Into Effect

Last Fall, eBay announced its fall seller update with what it called “simpler, more objective seller standards” and a new shipping metric as well as a new seller hub. The company said it expects the changes to help sellers grow…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…