Value Added Resource Week In Review 11-26-23

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


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Welcome to the Value Added Resource ecommerce news week in review!

eBay News

New York City and State Comptrollers are calling out eBay's Human Rights Policy reversal in letter to Board of Directors, demanding reinstatement of previous pro-union language and a commitment to bargain in good faith with unionized authentication workers at subsidiary TCGPlayer.

NYC & NYS Comptrollers Chastise eBay For Removing Pro-Union Language From Human Rights Policy
NYC & NYS Comptrollers call on eBay to reinstate pro-union language in Human Rights Policy & bargain in good faith with TCGPlayer workers.

Buyers are confused and concerned after randomly receiving small refunds from eBay for just a few cents on months old orders with no prompting or explanation - are these refunds legitimate or part of a scam?

eBay Buyers Receive Small Mystery Refunds On Months Old Orders - Sales Tax Adjustment Or Scam?
eBay buyers confused & concerned after randomly receiving small mystery refunds on months old orders - is it a sales tax adjustment or a scam?

Several eBay sellers in Canada have run into a strange issue preventing them from printing shipping labels with an error claiming their "from" zip code is invalid.

In every case reported so far, these sellers are registered in Canada, but take their items across the US border to ship - thus their usual "ship from" address and zip code is in the US.

eBay Sellers Unable To Generate Labels, From Zip Code Not Valid
eBay sellers in Canada who take items across US border to ship report problems with printing shipping labels, “from” zip code invalid error.

Other Ecommerce News

PayPal's Seller Protection policy will no longer protect sellers from Item Not Received cases filed as credit card chargebacks, effective January 16, 2024 according to their latest policy updates announcement.

PayPal Removes Seller Protections For Item Not Received Chargebacks
PayPal’s Seller Protection policy will no longer protect sellers from Item Not Received cases filed as credit card chargebacks, effective January 16, 2024 according to their latest policy updates announcement. Policy UpdatesPolicy UpdatesPayPal Amendments to PayPal’s Seller Protection Program…

The IRS is once again delaying the implementation of reducing the threshold for 1099-K tax forms to $600, now pushed out in expectation of a phased transition for tax year 2024.

IRS Delays 1099-K $600 Threshold Changes Until 2024
The IRS once again delays implementation of $600 threshold for 1099-Ks, now expecting phased transition for tax year 2024.

Etsy sellers in Canada report delays in payment processing for payouts on November 21, 2023.

Etsy Canada Payment Delays 11-21-23
Etsy sellers in Canada report delays in payment processing for payouts on November 21, 2023.

TikTok Shop is integrating with Royal Mail Click & Drop service offering more shipping options for merchants on the platform.

TikTok Shop Partners With Royal Mail To Offer Click & Drop Service To Merchants
TikTok Shop is integrating with Royal Mail Click & Drop service offering more shipping options for merchants on the plat
Week In Review

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Liz Morton is a seasoned ecommerce pro with 17 years of experience in online sales & marketplaces, providing expert commentary, analysis & news about eBay, Amazon, Etsy & more at Value Added Resource!