Value Added Resource Week In Review 4-21-24 Members Public

eBay Seller Week, feedback changes, shipping glitches, system issues canceled orders; Etsy delayed deposits; Walmart in store installation & more!

Week In Review

TAKE HER DOWN: eBay Stalking Scandal Short Documentary Debuts April 25 Members Public

Opalite Media announces release of documentary short "TAKE HER DOWN: eBay Stalking Scandal" on April 25, 2024 - check out the teaser trailer now!


eBay Randomly Cancels Orders Due To "Systems Issue" Without Buyer Or Seller Input Members Public

eBay orders being randomly cancelled due to unexplained "systems issue" with no warning & no recourse if they've already shipped.


eBay Glitch Blocks Buyers From Purchases In Error Members Public

eBay is blocking some buyers in error, saying "this item is only available to buyers who haven't purchased from this seller in the last 10 days."


eBay Defaulting To Old Addresses Creates Chaos For Buyers & Sellers Members Public

eBay glitch reverts stored default addresses to old ones that are no longer valid, creating lost package chaos & business workflow disruption.


Walmart Challenges eBay Motors With New Buy Online, Installed In Store Tire Deal Members Public

Shoppers can now buy tires from merchants with installation at a Walmart Auto Care Center, rivaling eBay Motors 3rrd party offering .


Q1 2024 Ecommerce Earnings Call Roundup Members Public

Q1 2024 earnings calls are just around the corner - track important ecommerce marketplace earnings dates here!


eBay Defaults Calculated Shipping To Pass Shipping Discounts To Buyers Members Public

eBay moving to force discounted calculated shipping rates to be passed on to buyers as sellers pushback on fees being charged on shipping costs.


eBay Hosts Seller Week At San Jose HQ With Presentations, Panels & Social Events Members Public

eBay hosts Seller Week at San Jose campus, inviting some local sellers to attend presentations, panels, & social events & engage with eBay staff.


eBay & San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan Discuss Shared Priorities & Continued Collaboration Members Public

San Jose Mayor met with eBay CEO & CFO to discuss shared priorities & continued collaboration amidst ongoing legal troubles & tax sharing scrutiny.


Etsy Deposit Debacle Adds Tax Day Stress For Sellers Members Public

Etsy deposit problems left sellers wondering if they would have enough in their bank accounts to cover their payments to Uncle Sam.


Longtime Seller Appeals To eBay Execs About Recent Feedback Removal Changes Members Public

eBay Motors seller Joe Demarco takes to YouTube with open appeal to CEO Jamie Iannone about recent changes to eBay's feedback removal system.


eBay Seller Feedback Morphing Into Product Reviews Leaving Users Confused & Frustrated Members Public

eBay feedback changes continue to blur lines with product reviews, now requiring buyers to rate items in order to leave seller feedback.


Value Added Resource Week In Review 4-14-24 Members Public

eBay acquires Goldin & sells Vault to PSA, UK fee-free private clothing sales; USPS July rate changes; Etsy scrolling thumbnail test & more!

Week In Review

Etsy Tests Scrolling Thumbnails Showing All Images In Search Without Viewing Listing Members Public

Etsy test lets buyers see all item images without clicking through to view full listing, with scrolling thumbnail display in search results.


eBay Puts Media Contract Up For Review - Could It Signal Marketing Shift For C2C Strategy? Members Public

eBay launches media agency review, moving from decentralized market-based model to global centralized model amid larger business strategy shift.


eBay Sets Up Shop Using TCGPlayer To Hide Conflict Of Interest While Competing With Sellers On The Platform Members Public

eBay claims not to compete with sellers while setting up shop on its own platform under subsidiary TCGPlayer brand - where's the transparency?


Etsy To Deactivate Inactive Shops Plus Changes To Delivery Estimates & Gift Messaging Members Public

Etsy warns some inactive accounts will soon be deactivated plus changes to how delivery estimates are calculated & new gift recipient messaging.