Value Added Resource Week In Review 5-26-24

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


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

eBay News

The Responsible Online Commerce Coalition has filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission calling for an investigation into eBay's acquisition of TCGplayer for alleged violations federal antitrust law, citing serious concerns about illegal monopoly maintenance, anticompetitive rollups, and overcharging sellers and consumers through unfair and deceptive “junk fees.”

FTC Urged To Investigate eBay TCGPlayer Deceptive & Anti-Competitive Conduct In ROCC Petition
Responsible Online Commerce Coalition petitions FTC to investigate eBay TCGplayer acquisition, alleging deceptive practices & antitrust violations.

eBay celebrated their inaugural Recommerce Day day this week with livestream events featuring pre-owned luxury and refurbished goods and a homepage takeover that disappointingly missed the mark.

eBay Celebrates Recommerce Day With Live Shows For Luxury Pre-Owned Goods
eBay celebrates Recommerce Day with livestream events featuring pre-owned luxury & refurb goods - are they missing broader reseller opportunity?

Select merchants have been invited to participate in a seller-funded discount promotion for Memorial Day weekend, but the terms of the offer raise questions about how fees are calculated and whether the deal is really worth taking.

eBay Memorial Day Deals Offer Leaves Sellers Scratching Their Heads About Fees & Discounts
eBay seller-funded Memorial Day sale terms raise questions about how fees are calculated & whether the coupon deal is really worth taking.

eBay is finally leveraging their acquisition of MyFitment to offer Fitment Plus, a new tool enabling Motors Parts & Accessories sellers to enhance listings with updated compatibility data.

eBay Introduces Fitment Plus, Finally Leveraging MyFitment Acquisition For Motors P&A
eBay finally leverages MyFitment acquisition with Fitment Plus, a new tool enhancing Motors Parts & Accessories listings with compatibility data.

The eBay Stores experience may be getting another look after years of neglect with new job ad looking for a Senior Product Manager to "develop and drive the strategy for creating best in class tools for sellers to create, grow and support their eBay stores" and "drive growth in traffic, conversion, revenue and GMV."

eBay Eyes Store Enhancements Amidst Increasing GMV & Active Buyer Growth Pressure
eBay seeks help enhancing Stores experience, enabling sellers to create & support their businesses while driving traffic & GMV growth for eBay.

eBay may be looking to make some changes and introduce new payment and financial services with new survey asking for sellers' thoughts on funds availability, fee structures, access to capital and other features.

eBay Surveys Sellers On Payments & Financial Services
eBay surveys sellers on funds availability, fee structures, access to capital and more to gauge interest in new payment and financial services.

And eBay's Summer Seller Check In is just around the corner, scheduled for June 6th at 12 PM Pacific/3 PM Eastern with product launches and updates, Summer tips and tricks, and seller networking opportunities.

eBay Summer Seller Check In Slated For June 6
eBay’s Summer 2024 Seller Check In is scheduled for June 6th, 12 PM P/3 PM E with product updates, Summer tips & tricks, & seller networking.

Other Ecommerce News

Etsy is officially retiring the old listing form as of June 25, saying the form is evolving into a new version with time-saving features - but sellers say new features don't make up for old features that are still missing as they worry about impacts of being forced to switch.

Etsy Retiring Old Listing Form, Sellers Say New Form Still Missing Important Functionality
Etsy listing is evolving but sellers say new from missing important features as they worry about being forced to switch from old listing form.

Walmart marketplace sellers may soon have a new home on the internet to chat, share tips and tricks, and stay up to date with news and announcements.

Walmart Seller Community Forum Coming Soon?
Walmart surveys sellers about potential community forum to chat, share tips & get announcements - what can they learn from competing marketplaces?

Poshmark has announced tickets to their annual PoshFest seller's conference are on sale now! The in person event will take place September 5th-6th at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

Tickets Are Live For Poshmark PoshFest 2024 In Nashville, TN
Poshmark PoshFest seller conference tickets on sale now! The in person event will take place September 5-6 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

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

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