eBay and Craigslist Put a Stop to Inauguration Ticket Scalping
January 21, 2013—Scalping Inauguration tickets on eBay and Craigslist may soon be a thing of the past. While tickets to the event are made available to the public for free, many sellers attempt to make a profit from inauguration tickets by selling them through online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist. However, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer […]
PayPal Continues to Expand POS Service for Brick and Mortar Retailers
January 16, 2013—PayPal wants to be a major player in the point-of-sale service. The online payment processing company announced earlier this week they had exceeded their goal of signing up 20 large national retailers to its POS service by the end of 2012. PayPal’s VP of Retail service said the company currently has 23 retailers […]
Etsy Milestone–$100 Million in Sales for One Month
January 14, 2013—Etsy is celebrating a milestone. The online marketplace of handmade and vintage goods just announced their first-ever month of over $100 million in merchandise sales in November 2012, smashing last year’s record of $60.3 million. Holiday shoppers were in full effect this year as Etsy sellers sold around $105.6 million in goods in […]
January 18, 2013—Doesn’t matter how many new fulfillment centers Amazon opens up, they can’t avoid paying the tax man.
In November of 2012, Amazon received a notice of unpaid international taxes in the amount of $234 million from 2005-2006. While unpaid taxes is nothing new to Amazon, the online marketplace believes the IRS is overestimating the balance and will contend it in court.
The Internal Tax Revenue says tax payments made from Amazon’s units in Europe to the parent US Company were too low and the agency is also contesting tax deductions Amazon claimed on its net operating losses. According to the court filing, Amazon is arguing the IRS is overestimating the value of Amazon’s “tangible property,” which includes computer...
Electronics Accessories—Amazon Sellers Hurting over Price Hikes
January 17, 2013—Amazon wants that money. Although Amazon.com made the announcement in August of last year, many Amazon sellers were caught off guard this week when seller fees for the new Electronics Accessories category actually went into effect. Fees for the new category include 15%, or $1.00, for anything sold under $100, and 8% for any portion of a product's sales proceeds over $100.
Prior to January 15, 2013, sellers had listed their products in the Consumer Electronic category, which covered all electronics and accessories. However, Amazon announced in August they would be launching a new category (Electronics Accessories) for these products with higher fee rates for third-party sellers. Products...
January 16, 2013—Amazon sellers rejoice. Now third-party Amazon sellers can gain “business intelligence” with insight into traffic statistics of their Amazon store. SumAll officially added integration with Amazon Marketplace and Webstore to provide sellers with real-time analytics to track a variety of data statistics.
SumAll’s new analytics tool for Amazon sellers can track new versus returning customers along with sale histories. Sellers can set goals and view trends from multiple channels including ecommerce stores and marketplace accounts. The platform can even send daily emails containing analytic information to users. SumAll already includes multiple data sources including PayPal, eBay, Shopify, Google Analytics, Facebook,...
January 18, 2013—eBay is giving UK sellers the benefit of the doubt. Earlier this week eBay issued a warning to users that harsh weather conditions in parts of the UK may affect postage delivery times. eBay.co.uk advised sellers to “manage buyer expectations” by updating them on possible weather-related delays. The Royal Mail website confirmed severe weather conditions could affect services in some parts of Wales and England.
eBay said it had been in contact with delivery providers and “they have informed us that they are doing all they can to ensure that deliveries are getting through.” Although eBay UK said it is not automatically removing negative feedback scores...
eBay Affiliate Program—Now Open to WordPress & Blogger
January 18, 2013—Bloggers prepare yourself. eBay announced they have opened its affiliate program to bloggers using hosted platforms Wordpress and Blogger. Previously, eBay had banned such blogging platforms because of required domain registration and validation but now the online marketplace is letting bloggers go wild.
Starting mid-February of this year, the ban on eBay’s third-party blogging platform will be lifted, allowing bloggers to start promoting eBay’s products through affiliate marketing. Earlier this week, Scott Parent, North American Communications Manager for eBay Partner Network informed affiliates that eBay will also pay compensation for...
New Year, New Products, New eBay Promotions for Sellers
January 14, 2013—eBay is ringing in the New Year with a bang. eBay.com sent out invitations to eligible sellers inviting them to participate in their latest promotion to kick-off the New 2013 Year. From January 13- January 19, 2013, sellers can list up to 50,000 auction-styled listings with no Insertion fees. This is great news for eBay sellers looking to expand their listing items in 2013.
Although the current promotion isn’t for every eBayer, invited sellers can list products for free using the Buy It Now option along with 1-, 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-day durations. eBay’s latest promotion is only for sellers who qualify and have received an email or message in their My eBay account. The online marketplace will automatically activate seller listings that are eligible for the promotion and only sellers whose accounts meet eBay’s minimum...
ShipStation Launches New Service for Fulfillment by Amazon Merchants
January. 18, 2013— ShipStation, the leading web-based shipping solution company for online retailers, announced today its innovative platform is now integrated with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). FBA allows retailers to fulfill orders placed via their own Webstore or other sales channels by storing their products in Amazon’s fulfillment centers and leveraging its complete packing, shipping, and customer service expertise. ShipStation currently serves as the back-end shipping solution for more than 5,000 online stores, many of which have reported massive reductions in their fulfillment times due to the company’s feature rich solution.
By using ShipStation, merchants can create shipping labels for UPS, FedEx, DHL Global Mail and the US Postal Service by seamlessly managing their orders from more than Read More ...
Amazon to Remove Negative Feedback from FBA Orders
January 15, 2013--It's an Amazon world and we're just living in it. Over a rather short period of time, Amazon.com has grown to become the largest online retailer in the world. And now, Amazon has the power to remove negative feedback for third-party sellers. Oh, the perks of using Amazon to sell products just keeps getting better.
Amazon.com has reserved the right to remove negative feedback about a shipping-related issue, such as delivery delays or corrupt packaging, if the sellers is using their Fulfillment By Amazon service. Sellers using FBA can request that a customer service representative cross out fulfillment-related negative reviews and Amazon will oblige.
When a negative review or feedback occurs, Amazon...
January 9, 2013—Amazon is coming to the Garden state. On Tuesday, Amazon announced it would open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Robbinville, New Jersey with occupancy expected to take place in early 2014. Amazon is partnering with KTR Capital Partners, a private equity firm, to build the project in Robbinville. The state-of-the-art fulfillment center, which will cost around $200 million, should help to spur growth and investment for the state and its local economies.
"Amazon's multi-million dollar investment in this one facility alone is expected to result in the creation of hundreds of full-time jobs in addition to temporary, seasonal and construction jobs," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. "Today's announcement represents the strength of our successful partnership with Amazon...
Video Tutorial–Adding a Stamps.com Account to ShipWorks
The Stamps.com support in ShipWorks offers users the ability to process USPS shipments in bulk and saves time by eliminating the need to manually cut and paste or export information into other shipping tools. This video tutorial walks through the initial setup and configuration steps required to start shipping with USPS (via Stamps.com) in ShipWorks.
The Stamps.com integration also provides users with the ability to select service options and print shipping labels without having to export data or cut-and-paste information into other applications. This significantly speeds order fulfillment by giving users a convenient shipping application, which eliminates the need to manually enter data. Users can select their desired USPS service options, and print labels in bulk using thermal or inkjetlaser printers.
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FeedVisor Launches Actionable Analytics
January 8, 2013--FeedVisor, the fully automated repricing platform that has revolutionized competitive pricing for the e-Commerce market, is now taking its offering to the next level with the introduction of actionable analytics.
Today, effective business management requires more than just repricing. It is critically important for sellers to continuously measure their business performance and ROI. Comprehensive analytics covering multiple aspects of the seller’s business (sales, profitability, orders, Buy Box share) can help the seller make critical business decisions. With actionable analytics sellers do not act blindly anymore.
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