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Free eBay UK Defect Tool from bayacademy

eBay UK Defect Tool

George is a Tamebay reader who is always looking for ways to streamline his business and the businesses of his clients at bayacademy. One thing he’s been working on with a number of our clients is to look at their defect reports and target improvements. However it was a pain to identify which transaction a […]

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eBay listing compromised with XSS vulnerability

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eBay listings for iPhones have been infected with a cross site scripting (XSS) attack, causing users that clicked on them to be redirected to a fake eBay sign in page. Doubtless many users clicking on the listings would have inadvertently entered their user name and password giving hackers full access to their eBay accounts. eBay […]

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eBay contact sellers affected by Sunday outage

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eBay have written to sellers who had items ending during the technical issue on the 14th September laying out how they will be protected and associated fee credits. They emphasise that no personal data was compromised by the incident. We’ve had many enquiries from sellers as to how eBay should compensate sellers who believe they’ve […]

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eBay Promoted Listings Beta keyword tests in US

eBay Promoted Listings

eBay have begun testing a new service to enable sellers to promote their listings on key eBay pages, in addition to search results. The new program is called “eBay Promoted Listings” and is in Beta on eBay.com. Whilst we don’t have full details of how the program works, we suspect it will be based around […]

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50k free listings for selected eBay UK sellers

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eBay are running a promotion from today until the 19th of September for invited eBay Business sellers. The promotion offers 50,000 free listings for sellers without listing restrictions (or less where seller restrictions apply). The promotion is for fixed price format listings and unusually for an eBay promotion if you’ve been invited to participate you […]

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Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders sold out

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Apple’s new iPhone 6 looks set to be the hottest selling product on the market when it’s released on the 19th of September. Apple have already sold out of the iPhone 6 Plus (in all variants) in the UK and the US. In the UK the only models you can currently order on a 7-10 […]

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eBay shares surge on rumour of 40% Google buyout

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There’s not much to write about and I’ll let the graph speak for itself. But there are Wall Street rumours that suggest Google and eBay are in talks with view to an alliance. One rumour is that Google would acquire 40% of eBay stock for about $85bn. It’s seen as a response to Apple announcement […]

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Custom eBay International postage missing

eBay Bug

There may be an issue with eBay International postage rates specified on your listings in the latest eBay update with the postage you specified carriage for as a specific location missing. Tamebay reader Chris tells us “For all my items offering international postage in the Edit Listing mask the postage countries have been set to […]

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CTO Mark Carges quits eBay

Mark Carges

eBay has announced today that its Chief Technology Officer and head of tech is to leave the company to spend more time with his family. As we come to the busiest time in the ecommerce year, after a series of eBay tech whoopsies, it’s very tempting to wonder whether the reason given isn’t a euphemism. […]

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eBay add Click and Collect to more listings

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eBay have announced that they’re starting to roll out Click and Collect at Argos to more sellers starting this week. eBay will be starting with Top Rated Sellers so if your listings are eligible you may be amongst the first. They’ll continue to add the option to listings but it’ll be 2015 before every seller […]

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