Value Added Resource Week In Review 12-3-23

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

eBay News

eBay has announced a new commercial agreement and investment in collectible trading card marketplace COMC with the goal of "accelerating the growth of the trading card hobby."

Could COMC be an acquisition target in the near future?

eBay Partners With COMC To Improve Trading Card Listing Experience
eBay investments in collectible trading card marketplace COMC to “accelerate the growth of the trading card hobby.”

eBay is also entering a strategic partnership with SOARR Solutions to bolster sales of commercials trucks and trailers on the platform.

eBay Partners With SOARR To Bolster Commercial Truck & Trailer Business
eBay has entered a strategic partnership with SOARR Solutions to bolster sales of commercials trucks and trailers on the platform.

Sellers are buzzing about a new Bad Buyer Experience service standard policy being introduced on December 11, but who does it apply to and what do these new standards really mean?

eBay Bad Buyer Experience Service Standard Policy Effective December 11, 2023
eBay sellers are buzzing about new Bad Buyer Experience service standards - find out if this new policy applies to you!

This week's episode of the eBay for Business podcast revealed several tweaks and changes being made to the Advanced Listing Form and seller tips for getting the most out of the Listing Quality Report.

eBay Reveals Tweaks To Listing Form, Tips For Using Listing Quality Report
eBay for Business podcast reveals Listing Form changes & seller tips for using the Listing Quality Report for your business.

eBay users are reporting an error preventing them from logging in after updating to the most recent version of the iOS app.

Can’t Log In To eBay iOS App After Update 12-1-23
eBay users report an error preventing them from logging in after updating to the most recent version of the iOS app.

Other Ecommerce News

UK government secures signatures from Amazon, eBay & other major tech companies on "world-first" Online Fraud Charter.

Amazon, eBay & More Pledge To Fight Online Fraud In New UK Charter
UK government secures support from Amazon, eBay & other major tech companies for a “world-first” Online Fraud Charter.

Etsy funded another sitewide discount coupon, offering $5 off $30 or more for US, Canada, UK and the Euro zone for Cyber Monday.

Etsy Funds $5 CYBER5 Discount For Cyber Monday
Etsy funds sitewide discount coupon, offering $5 off $30 or more for US, Canada, UK & Euro zone with code CYBER5 .

Etsy sellers are reporting receiving spammy messages through the platform offering to buy their businesses, highlighting ongoing problems with Etsy messaging system being used to try to trick users in attempts to gain personal identifiable information, financial details, or account credentials.

Etsy Sellers Receive Suspicious Offers To Purchase Their Stores As Spam & Scams Clog Message Inboxes
Etsy sellers report receiving suspicious offers to buy their businesses, highlighting influx of spam & scams through Etsy messaging system.

Etsy-owned fashion marketplace Depop is welcoming a few new executives to the team this week as Rachel McShane joins as CFO and Rebecca Levy-Lewis has returned to the company in a newly created role as Senior Director People, Culture and Impact.

Depop Shakes Up Executive Team With New CFO & Newly Created People, Culture & Impact Role
Etsy-owned Depop welcomes new CFO Rachel McShane & Rebecca Levy-Lewis returns in newly created role as Senior Director People, Culture & Impact.

Live selling platform Whatnot has just launched Multicasting, allowing sellers to stream to multiple platforms at once to engage existing followers and growing their audiences on Youtube, Facebook and Twitch.

Whatnot Launches Multicasting Enabling Sellers To Go Live On Multiple Platforms At Once
Whatnot launches Multicasting, allowing sellers to stream to multiple platforms to engage followers on Youtube, Facebook & Twitch.

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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!