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eBay Australia delays implementation of Product Identifiers

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eBay Australia has contacted sellers down under with news that their long-trialled introduction of Product Identifiers will be delayed from February 2017 until the autumn. We’ve written about this before. The new rules would have made it compulsory for sellers to include a product identifier in every listing, with a few exceptions. The email reads: […]

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US eBay Authenticate aims to stamp out fakes


eBay have announced a new authentication program, eBay Authenticate, as they continue to boost consumer confidence when purchasing high-end merchandise. The idea is that if you’re about to splash several hundred dollars on a designer handbag you don’t want to find out a year down the line that you were conned and it’s a fake. […]

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Devin Wenig on how Artificial Intelligence will change the world


The robots are taking over the world but not in the way science fiction predicted. Rather than machines resembling humans, the future is based around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and whilst the form may not be physical, the impact on the world will be just as great. According to eBay President and CEO, Devin Wenig, in […]

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New fax based ‘eBay Money Back Guarantee’ Phishing Fraud


There’s a new style of eBay phishing fraud doing the rounds via email that we’ve not seen before on Tamebay. We’re hoping that not too many people fall for it, mainly because it bizarrely relies on fax and we’re guessing that not too many people have fax machines laying about these days. Be warned however, […]

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eBay Australia hikes fees to discourage auctions


eBay have a not so loving Valentines Day treat for their Australian sellers – A pricing update comes into effect on the 14th of February 2017. eBay Australia disincentivise Auction Style Format eBay Australia are jacking the insertion fee for an auction up from $1 to $3 for items with a start price of up […]

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eBay wins Golden Flannel Award for 2016


From ‘euphemistic’ to ‘plain moronic’ is the scathing summation of the Financial Times’ Lucy Kellaway as she hands out her annual jargon awards to companies more at home with obfuscation than clarity. If you’re a company who want to dress up a couple of thousand redundancies to make it sound like the best thing since […]

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eBay give out brand new feedback stars


In news which is definitely not of the earth shattering variety, have you noticed that eBay are using redesigned feedback stars on some pages of the site? The change isn’t particularly recent, but sometimes we don’t spot these things straight away. You’ll still find the original version of the feedback stars sparkling across the site […]

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Changes to Terapeak’s eBay competitor analysis tools

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Ecommerce analysis supplier Terapeak has emailed users explaining changes to their services and tools. The exact timings are unclear but it seems imminent. A lot of eBay sellers who rely on Terapeak will be interested in the changes which largely relate to competitor analysis. Here’s the text of the email in full: “To safeguard privacy […]

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eBay France free listing SNAFU

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The year hadn’t even started before the guys at eBay France ran into trouble. eBay are running a promotion for French private sellers giving unlimited free insertion fees for all fixed price and auction format listings (of any duration). The promotion runs from the 1st of January through to the 28th of February. Unfortunately on […]

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