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eBay to stop sellers using ProPay, Skrill and Paymate

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eBay sellers will no longer be able to accept payments using Skrill, PropPay or Paymate come September 27th. This is unlikely to affect many UK sellers but it might have an impact on some of our US readers. An email sent to sellers using the services said: “Over the course of this year, eBay has […]

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eBay’s mandatory Managed Returns: why are they so expensive?

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Yesterday, we reported that the Collect+ mandatory Managed Returns price is going to increase from next week. Admittedly it’s a small rise but all price rises are significant. Especially when the fee is already quite uncompetitive One point that readers have commented on via the news post and also via email to Tamebay is the […]

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eBay UK Mandatory Managed Return price increases

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If you have parcels returned using the mandatory Managed Returns Process for the return of faulty or not as described it’ll soon cost you slightly more if items come back via Collect Plus. From the 1st of September Collect Plus returns charges will rise from £4.50 to £4.60 for items up to 2kg; from £5.90 […]

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Two eBay private seller promotions today

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Seeing as it’s currently chucking it down with rain outside (at least it is in Thatcham), check you email as you may have a listing promotion on your private selling account. We’ve heard of two promotions eBay are running today, but there may be more variants. Promo 1 To qualify you must have been invited […]

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Infographic: 20 years of eBay

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With eBay celebrating its 20th birthday on September 3rd, Irish courier SnapParcel felt it fitting to create a historical infographic on the e-commerce giant. The infographic contains statistics on the history of eBay, as well as some of the most expensive items purchased on the site in the last 20 years right up to the […]

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eBay UK hires Meerkat man as marketing chief

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eBay UK has hired a new marketing lead: Gareth Jones is joining as Senior Marketing Director. Jones comes from Compare the Market where he was Director of Marketing Strategy, Planning and Performance. At the comparison website, he developed the company’s marketing plans and roadmap, including the Meerkat brand activity and the launch of Meerkat Movies. […]

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eBay expands operations in Israel

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eBay is expanding its operations in Israel and hiring 50 more employees there, according to reports. 230 people already work for eBay there at two sites in Netanya. One unit focusses on development and big data for eBay International and at the helm is Yuval Matalon, CEO of eBay Israel. The other unit is a […]

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Barnsley Council is now selling on eBay

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Barnsley Council is selling unwanted items on eBay. How are they doing? You can check out their sales here. And it’s not looking good. You doubtless have a few pointers. We doubtless have an experienced eBay seller reading Tamebay who can rush to their aid and perhaps also turn a shilling too by helping them […]

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eBay reveals how it’s using Deep Learning in search

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eBay executive Hassan Sawaf, who is the Senior Director of Human Language Technology, will be talking at the SXSW conference and considering how eBay is working on search to be more intuitive, predictive and human using deep learning techniques. Check out this video from Sawaf, where he explains the idea a bit: According to the […]

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