July 2010

eBay add Custom Label field to Selling Manager Pro

eBay have added the ability to add/edit/delete custom label field in Selling Manager Pro. Previously these were only accessible in TurboLister and are commonly used by sellers for SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) reference numbers. SKU references are important for many third party post sales applications including accounting packages such as Tradebox. Tradebox collects sales invoices […]

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eBay.com highlight delivery times in feedback

In what appears to be a huge step forward eBay.com has started highlighting delivery times on the feedback page. Griff (Jim Griffith) of eBay radio fame has posted an image on the eBay radio facebook page showing the message “According to our records your item was delivered on July 23rd”. This is something that’s only […]

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PayPal resume electronic fund transfers in India

Good news for PayPal users in India, PayPal have resumed electronic money withdrawals and once again they don’t have to rely on cheque payments to receive their funds into their bank accounts. This has got to be a huge relief to Indian PayPal users and PayPal have also promised to honour refunds of cheque withdrawal […]

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Default judgement set aside in safe payment case

A judge has set aside the default judgment against eBay in the safe payments case in the US. This means that the case will now follow normal legal procedure rather than being decided without a trial. The plaintiffs have offered to settle the suit with no monetary damages if eBay reverse their policy and allow […]

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PayPal India reverts to paper cheque payments

In a move to satisfy regulatory authorities in India following the temporary suspension of PayPal services earlier in the year they have suspended electronic transfers to local banks in India. In a move which harks back to the days before ecommerce existed, from the 1st August Indian PayPal users will have to wait for a […]

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Are you an “Awful” seller or an “Outstanding” Seller?

In test with an extra feedback question to help eBay evaluate sellers they’re asking buyers to rate purchases on a scale of 0-10 where 0 is an awful seller and 10 is an outstanding seller. In this feedback test buyers are still able to leave a positive/neutral/negative ranking as well as leave detailed seller ratings. […]

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Webinar: Christmas Trends and Tips to Sell More

It might seem strange to be thinking of Christmas in July, but it’s the time of year to start planning and ordering your stock for the festive holiday season. Shoppers start making their Christmas purchases earlier each year so to make sure you’re all set for a bumper Christmas selling season Scot Wingo, CEO of […]

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10¢ auction style listings for eBay store subscribers

eBay.com are running a promotion specifically for sellers with an eBay store to encourage auction style listings. For today and tomorrow (27th-28th July) auction insertion fees will be reduced to 10¢ regardless of start price. To qualify for the promotion sellers must have an eBay store subscription and DSR ratings of 4.5 or above on […]

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UK Cyber security challenge competition

A hunt for the UK’s top cyber security professional is being launched today, aiming to identify and nurture the UK’s future cyber security workforce. Research suggests that despite more and more businesses moving online the UK IT industry is facing a shortage of IT professionals due to a 50% decline in young UK residents entering […]

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