eBay Loses VP Communications As Michelle Friedman Moves On To Samsara Members Public

eBay's VP Global Communications, Michelle Friedman has departed the company to take on the same role at Samsara.


eBay TCGPlayer Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge Over Surveillance & Benefits Changes Members Public

TCGUnion-CWA files new Unfair Labor Practice charge saying eBay TCGPlayer has undertaken illegal surveillance & changes to family leave benefits in union-busting efforts.


Poshmark Launches Promoted Closets Ad Program To US Sellers Members Public

Poshmark is testing Promoted Closest feature to advertise in prominent locations across search results & brand pages.


eBay Acquires Goldin From Collectors, Sells eBay Vault To PSA Members Public

Big news in the collectibles world as eBay sells off their Vault to PSA and acquires Goldin Auctions from Collectors.


Nothing Simple About Simple Delivery As eBay UK Looks To Compete With Vinted Members Public

eBay UK sellers left with questions as user agreement update reveals new Simple Delivery service - is eBay heading down the same path as Vinted?


eBay Tests New Homepage Design With Plenty Of Room For More Promoted Listings Ads Members Public

eBay is testing first homepage redesign in over 5 years - is it really more modern & efficient for buyers or just more real estate to show ads?


eBay "Right-Sizing" Operations As Draper, UT Campus Goes Up For Sale Members Public

eBay looks for new Utah home as 36-acre Draper campus for US-based customer service, trust & safety operations goes up for sale.


eBay Adds AI Coupon Code Suggestions, Shows Coupons In Google Search But Ignores Role Promoted Listings Plays In Uncompetitive Prices Members Public

eBay podcast shares updates on how coupons & discounts help drive sales, but hosts ignore role Promoted Listings plays in driving up prices on site.


Mercari Backtracks On New Return Policy, Reverts Back To Not As Described Only Members Public

A month after launching returns for any reason, Mercari reverts to previous policy only allowing returns for damaged or not as described items.


Etsy Father's Day Sale Snafu Changes Minimum Price, Opts Some Sellers In Without Notice Members Public

Some Etsy sellers report Father's Day discount activated without their knowledge, others say bug is changing minimum price settings for sale too.


Mercari Plans Dynamic Pricing For New Buyer Fees That Will Adjust With Supply & Demand Members Public

A month into buying & selling fee shakeup, Mercari considers system that would dynamically adjust fees based on supply and demand.


Value Added Resource Week In Review 5-12-24 Members Public

eBay post-sale offers price matching, add to cart in search; USPS July rate increase; Amazon return fees; Etsy dropshipping crackdown & more!

Week In Review

eBay Testing Price Match Post-Sale Offers Feature, Sellers Face Continued Discounting Pressure Members Public

eBay is testing a new price match post-sale offers feature that may allow sellers to save orders from cancellation - for a price.


Amazon FBA High Returns Fees Coming In June 2024 Members Public

Amazon will begin charging a returns processing fee for Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) products with a high return rate, effective June 1, 2024.


USPS July 2024 Rates - Parcel Select Increase; No Change For Ground Advantage, Priority & Express Members Public

USPS Parcel Select rates will increase ~25% in July 2024, Ground Advantage, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express rates will stay the same.


Etsy Gives AutoDS, ShineOn & CShip The Boot In Dropshipping Crackdown Members Public

Etsy may finally be beginning to crackdown on dropshippers, disabling API access for AutoDS, ShineOn, and CJDropshipping (CShip).


eBay Taps Students To Solve Fitment Challenge In 2024 University Machine Learning Competition Members Public

eBay's 2024 machine learning competition tasks students with solving vehicle fitment challenges, with winners vying for summer internship.


eBay Execs Tout AI Prowess For Ads & Marketing, Ignore AI-Powered Fake Art Detection Members Public

Chief AI Officer & CMO pump up AI ads, search & marketing efforts but experts say eBay is missing how AI can help spot fake art on the platform.