eBay hike fee cap for private sellers by 333%

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eBay have announced an increase to the maximum fee chargeable for private sellers. The maximum fee charged per item will rise from £75 to £250. As a private seller without a Basic Shop, this means that if you sell an item for under £2,500 your final value fee will be 10% of the total transaction […]

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eBay site broke?

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It would appear that eBay have been having intermittent site problems over the past 24 hours although they’ve yet to make an announcement. The latest issue centers around eBay shops which are displaying “0 results found in all categories”, even though users may have hundreds or even thousands of items for sale. In other cases […]

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Paul Todd appointed new SVP eBay Marketplaces Europe

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I’ve just had the pleasure of speaking to the newly appointed Senior Vice President for Europe, Paul Todd. Paul is a Brit, not only that but he’s a northerner born and bred in Sunderland and the years of working around the world haven’t ruined his accent either! Paul came to eBay via a circuitous route, […]

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If eBay is a Race, Here’s How Sellers Can Win

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Wiser is a dynamic pricing and merchandising engine that monitors, analyzes, and reprices retail products in real-time. Wiser enables retailers to boost profit margins and revenue, price with confidence, and improve merchandising through a sound pricing strategy. Today Angelica Valentine from Wiser discusses how you can price to win in a competitive marketplace. Selling on […]

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eBay Defect Report Viewer (Free!)


Are you struggling to make sense of your eBay defect reports? Do you just love the CSV download that eBay provides or would you prefer a more visual way to view defects? Thinkspring Interactive has the solution with their free eBay Defect Report Viewer. All you need do is simply download your defect report from […]

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PaySketch: PayPal Analytics & Reporting


PaySketch started with a simple idea – to stay updated with what’s happening in your PayPal account and that’s just what it does. It’s desktop application (PC or MAC) which synchronises with your PayPal account and then gives you a ton of data that you can search at lightning speed, run analytics to find you […]

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PayPal Credit (Bill Me Later) coming to UK

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PayPal are dumping the Bill Me Later brand in favour of a new identity – PayPal Credit. They announced that “As people and businesses know and trust the PayPal name, this is a natural and logical brand transformation. It also demonstrates how we are moving credit more towards the center of our business, aligning it […]

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Rakuten reveal closure plans for

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Our story earlier this morning about how was not accepting new business has elicited a response from the Rakuten owned firm that we publish here in full: “The Rakuten Group has taken the strategic decision to move all its e-commerce Marketplace businesses onto one global platform. The global e-commerce Marketplace platform creates enormous benefits […]

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Generating Real Returns from Social Media


Do you want to learn how to generate real returns from your investment in social media? Do you even know what you want to achieve from your social media efforts? Is it new customers, repeat business from existing customers, customer service or just PR? For too long, marketers and business owners have approached social media […]

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Post Office extend Drop & Go promo to September

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The Post Office have just announced an extension of their Drop & Go postage service until at least September. Launched in June, originally as a Summer sale, the Drop & Go promotion offers a discount of up to 50% on normal Royal Mail prices. The Drop & Go sale offers small businesses and online sellers […]

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