Author Archives: Amazon Genius

How eBay’s Search Engine Cassini Works

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January 21, 2013–Whether you love or hate it, eBay’s Cassini search engine is here to stay. The new search engine from eBay collects data from listings, feedback, keywords, and sales figures to give users better search results. The idea behind eBay’s Cassini is to give buyers better search results when looking for a particular item. If you’re still not sure how Cassini from eBay works, here is a helpful video to break down how it work.

 

eBay UK Moving Ticket Category to StubHub

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January 21, 2013—eBay’s UK ticket category is no more. The online marketplace has officially closed its UK ticket category and will soon be redirecting shoppers to its subsidiary StubHub instead. eBay plans to transition buyers to StubHub by advertising the ticket site on eBay.co.uk and then redirecting ticket-shoppers in the spring.

According to the Financial Times, StubHub UK only sells a few thousands tickets a month compared to the juggernaut StubHub in the U.S. StubHub was acquired in 2007 by eBay and lets fans buy and sell tickets to millions of sports, concerts, theater, and other live entertainment events. StubHub celelbrated its 10th year in 2010.

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Video Tutorial–Adding a Stamps.com Account to ShipWorks

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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.

By integrating Stamps.com into its software products, Interapptive is providing ShipWorks users with features to print USPS postage labels for U.S. domestic shipments.

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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 30 sales channels including marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Sears, Buy.com, Newegg and Etsy, and ecommerce shopping carts platforms like Shopify, Volusion, Magento, and BigCommerce. “We consistently see companies spend upwards of 70 percent of their time and resources on order fulfillment,” says Jason Hodges, co-founder of ShipStation. “ShipStation has always helped to facilitate a seamless, more efficient ‘in-house’ fulfillment process. Now, by integrating with FBA, we offer a new way for merchants to outsource all or a portion of their fulfillment operations to Amazon.”

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eBay and Craigslist Put a Stop to Inauguration Ticket Scalping

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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 of New York, who just happens to be chair of the Congressional Inaugural Committee, wants ticket scalping of this event stopped immediately.

“eBay and Craigslist are doing the right thing in stopping the sale of scalped tickets to one of our nation’s most sacred events,” Schumer said in a statement. “I hope that everyone who has an Inaugural ticket will think twice before posting these tickets on any ticket resale site.”

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