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eBay kicks-off Mobile Promotion for Sellers

November 19, 2012—The popularity of mobile-commerce is growing and eBay wants you to join in.  On Monday, eBay launched their newest promotion for sellers, inviting them to participate using their smartphones. From Nov. 19-27, sellers can list one item for free using eBay’s mobile app and pay no insertion fees. Although this promotion is invite only, eBay expects to have many more mobile promotions like this for sellers in the future.

To access eBay’s offer, eligible sellers must list items using eBay’s Mobile application. Qualified sellers can list items in Auction-style, Auction-style with the Buy It Now feature added, and Fixed price listings for free. Only sellers whose accounts meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards are eligible for the offer and should have received a notice via email or My eBay.

In September, eBay’s mobile app hit 100 million downloads which both buyers and sellers using the app to access account info and product information. Even better for eBay, over 100 million lists have been added and listed on eBay using the app.

For more details and restrictions with this offer, go to eBay’s promotion page.

eBay Updates Apps to Make Selling on Mobile Devices Easier

January 9, 2013—eBay’s mobile apps are getting a makeover. Earlier this week, eBay announced they had updated their mobile apps to make selling on eBay from iPhones and iPads easier. Since the first three quarters of 2012, over 1.8 million new customers have joined eBay through mobile devices with an average of 2.4 million listings per week.

eBay’s new updated apps provide sellers with category, pricing shipping guidance, and the ability to work on multiple listings. The new update also integrates mobile cameras and editing, plus streamlines the listing process by making uploading photos and item descriptions much simpler. eBay sellers can also save drafts of their listings on their smartphones and then complete the process from their PC or vice versa. The new update app even allows users without associated PayPal accounts to make purchases via the app with a new guest checkout feature.

eBay Vice President of Mobile Products Kevin Hurst said, “With eBay’s app updates, selling has never been simpler. We’ve streamlined the mobile selling experience to give consumers step-by-step suggestions for pricing and shipping, and we’ve loaded the updates with new features that let customers seamlessly switch between mobile and PC – to more quickly and easily upload photos and edit listings.”

WisePricer and Magento Unite!

WisePricer–In addition to their long list of supported platforms, now supports Magento shopping carts! As one of the most popular eCommerce platforms, offering compatible sync with Magento was our next logical step.

Online retailers can now enjoy the capabilities of Magento with WisePricer’s intelligent repricing tool. With this added compatibility, Magento users can reprice in real time, monitor their competitors and compete wisely in the online marketplace.

This added functionality provides over 100,000 Magento users with a simple, accurate and competitive repricing tool that syncs seamlessly with their online store.

WisePricer fully supports an array of eCommerce platforms, from Shopify to eBay and Amazon.

For more information about WisePricer and eCommerce repricing tools,

Free Shipping Glitch causes eBay Sellers to Freak Out–If the message boards are any indication, eBay has a glitch that it needs to contend with. That is, if it hopes to satisfy the hoards of unhappy sellers who seem to be affected by said glitch. Says one eBay seller, posted on ECommerceBytes, reads, “This week I have had 2 customers angry and refusing to pay, claiming that my auction stated free shipping, but their invoices and PayPal statements add shipping charge.

“I have been selling for 10 years, 7 years professionally, and have NEVER offered free shipping on any item. And when I look at those same auctions I see a calculated shipping rate. If it was just one customer I would assume he was lying, but 2 in one week, sounds more like an eBay glitch.”

The same seller speculates that this problem may be why some sellers are getting bad stars on shipping. If the seller thinks they’re getting free shipping only to turn around and pay for shipping, they’re not going to be happy about it.


Kabbage Helps Sellers Polish the Look of their eBay Store

Kabbage.comWe’re excited about a brand new tool for eBay sellers that can help them differentiate their business from the competition and create a professional, brand-centric identity on the world’s largest online marketplace. Frooition has just launched their first eBay design solution which enables sellers to create and update their own eBay store.

Here are some of Frooition’s cool new features that are designed specifically to help online sellers:

Ramp Up Sales

  • Quickly react to competitors marketing
  • Promote new product lines as they arrive
  • Create multiple store layouts for peak trading periods and seasonal trends
  • Create product content pages where products update dynamically based on sold items and new listings
  • Rebrand your store to meet the latest products and fashion trends
  • Regularly update your store hero to remain fresh and engaging
    Actively display and update your feedback and customer testimonials in your eBay store
  • Display badges of confidence and guarantees i.e. 30 day money back guarantee


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eBay UK Launches Fixed-Pricing Promotion for Stores

October 19, 2012—eBay is known for offering a variety of promotions for new and old sellers alike. This time however, eBay UK is offering something different. From October 22-26, all UK Store owners can list up to 50,000 fixed-price listings with eBay UK. Although eBay typically extends free-listing promotions to casual sellers, this recent campaign is for UK store owners only.

The new promotion applies to all business sellers who are registered as resident in the UK and own either a Basic or Featured store during October 22-26. UK business sellers must meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards and list items in eligible categories only. Any sellers registered after March 15, 2011 may be limited to selling a maximum of 10 items or 650 pounds per month. Auction listings are excluded, as are duration listings of 3, 5, 7, and 10 day.

UK business sellers listing fixed-price 30 day or GTC formats through eBay Seller Tools, Sell Your Item Form, Mobile apps, and many third-party tools will automatically receive zero Insertion fees.

eBay UK listing conditions are as follows:

  • Listings made between 22 and 26 October 2012;
  • New 30-day, or Good ’til cancelled listings only;
  • Business sellers with Basic or Featured Shop subscriptions only.


For more information see website for restrictions

eBay offer New Holiday Promotion for Sellers

November 28, 2012—Tis the season for holiday cheer and eBay is making it particularly special this year with their newest promotion for marketplace sellers. Earlier this week eBay sent eligible sellers an invitation to participate in their free-listing promotion called “Get a Holiday Bonus- sell what you don’t use for cash”. Invited sellers can list up to 5,000 fixed-price listings with absolutely no listing fees from November 28-December 3, 2012.

To qualify for this invitation, sellers must meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards and the promotion will become activated with the seller’s qualifying eBay User ID. eBay also mentioned in the promotion terms, “For sellers listing with any tool other than the latest version of the Sell Your Item form (SYI 3.0), the Promotional Rate will not be shown during the listing process. Instead, the discount will be reflected in the “View Account Status” section in My eBay, as well as in your next invoice.”

Earlier this week, eBay announced they would be crediting any sellers impacted by a glitch that occurred with one of their new features. The Item Condition notes, which launched in mid-November, caused numerous sellers to pay extra for conditioning notes in their listings without actually having them visible to buyers. eBay explained the error in an email sent to impacted sellers:

We’re writing to let you know that as a result of a technical issue in eBay’s Sell Your Item listing tool, some listings were displaying sample text in the item condition notes field and not the text you may have entered.

Impacted listings included the following text at the top of the listing near the item condition: “Example: The right leg of the chair has a small scratch, and on the seat back there is a light blue stain about the shape and size of a coin.”

The issue was resolved the week of November 19, and the text has been removed from all listings. Rest assured, eBay will automatically refund all fees (final value fee, insertion fee, and feature fees) associated with the impacted listings – both for listings of items already sold, as well as active listings. You will see these credits on your upcoming billing statement.

We appreciate your willingness to take advantage of new features like this one designed to help you sell. Introducing these improvements without a hitch is important to us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

As always, thank you for selling on eBay.
The eBay Selling Team 

New Year, New Products, New eBay Promotions for Sellers

eBay is ringing in the New Year with a bang. sent out invitations to eligible sellers inviting them to participate in their latest promotion to kick-off the New 2013 Year. From January 13- January 19, 2013, sellers can list up to 50,000 auction-styled listings with no Insertion fees. This is great news for eBay sellers looking to expand their listing items in 2013.

Although the current promotion isn’t for every eBayer, invited sellers can list products for free using the Buy It Now option along with 1-, 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-day durations. eBay’s latest promotion is only for sellers who qualify and have received an email or message in their My eBay account. The online marketplace will automatically activate seller listings that are eligible for the promotion and only sellers whose accounts meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards are able to participate.  

Third-party sellers using listing tools other than the latest version of the Sell Your Item will not have access to the promotion rate during the listing process. To view the promotional rate, sellers will have to view their account status in the My eBay section. eBay’s latest promotion includes all existing selling limits on category and item listings.  

To read more this eBay promotion and view details and restrictions, please visit eBay’s website.