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Current News - eBay Seller News - 2016

This page is current news specific to selling on eBay, plus links to informative news articles.

This website is for learning and sharing information about online selling. This is not a newsletter or news magazine, rather a source for how to find selling information and meet other online sellers. This page is a collection of links to news stories and articles from other sources that might be of interest to eBay sellers. I sift through news stories and try to narrow it down to articles about what sellers need to know, and leave out the who is CEO this week type info.

Current 2016 - For Archived Years: Archive 2012 -- Archive 2013 -- Archive 2014 -- Archive 2015

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eBay Spring Seller Update 2016
eBay OPEN 2017 - The seller event of the year. July 26-29 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

eBay 2017 - 2017 SHINE Awards for Small Business

Through May 19, share your story with us and tell us why you should be our 2017 Small Business of the Year.
June 26 through July 14, vote up to once a day for your favorite finalist in each category.
The week of July 24, we'll announce the winners at eBay Open in Las Vegas, with the 15 finalists in attendance.



eCommerceBytes - 04-27-2016 - eBay to Launch New Categories, It Reveals in Q1 Earnings Call.

eCommerceBytes - 04-21-2016 - eBay Seeks Auction Listings to Attract Mother's Day Shoppers.

eCommerceBytes - 04-20-2016 - New eBay User Agreement Takes Effect May 19th.

eCommerceBytes - 04-12-2016 - eBay Changes to Search Could Impact Seller Visibility.
Also in this article, "eBay explained. "Now, when you search for an item by its unique eBay item number, only active items that match will show up in the results." More, see article.

eCommerceBytes - 04-11-2016 - New eBay Promo Good for All Formats.

eCommerceBytes - 04-11-2016 - eBay Helps Customers Reclaim Email Addresses.

eCommerceBytes - 04-11-2016 - How to Control Your Message to eBay Mobile Shoppers.
eBay - View Item Description Enhancements.
eBay - What you need to do.

eCommerceBytes - 04-10-2016 - Guide to eBay Spring 2016 Seller Update.

eCommerceBytes - 04-08-2016 - eBay Enters into Strategic Relationship with BigCommerce.

CrazyLister - 04-07-2016 - eBay to Ban Active Content in 2017 – What Does it Mean For You?

eCommerceBytes - 04-07-2016 - eBay Changes How It Communicates with Sellers.

eCommerceBytes - 04-07-2016 - eBay Competes with Sellers by Offering Shipping Supplies.
VentureBeat - 04-06-2016 -
eBay follows Amazon with new branded packaging for sellers.
Internet Retailer - 04-07-2016 - Will eBay sellers buy eBay-branded boxes?

eCommerceBytes - 04-06-2016 - Can Product Reviews Help eBay Catch Up to Amazon?

eCommerceBytes - 04-06-2016 - Will eBay Ban of Active Content Affect Your Listings?

eCommerceBytes - 04-05-2016 - eBay Fee Changes Are Part of 2016 Spring Seller Update. (Chart)
eCommerceBytes - 04-05-2016 - eBay Announces Major Changes in Spring Seller Update 2016.

eCommerceBytes - 04-04-2016 - eBay Encourages Auction Listings in Fashion and Collectibles.

eCommerceBytes - 02-26-2016 - eBay Sheds More Light on New Seller Standards.

eCommerceBytes - 02-23-2016 - eBay Adds Return Rate Metric to Seller Dashboard.

eCommerceBytes - 02-22-2016 - eBay Launches New Seller Standards.

eCommerceBytes - 02-20-2016 - eBay Rolls Out Radical Changes to Seller Standards Today.

eCommerceBytes - 02-19-2016 - eBay to Make Product Identifiers Searchable.

eCommerceBytes - 02-18-2016 - eBay Inks Deal with InkFrog Tool for Small Sellers.

Fortune - 02-10-2016 - Here's How eBay Plans to Take On Amazon.

Internet Retailer - 01-27-2016 - eBay ends the year with Q4 declines in sales and revenue.

eCommerceBytes - 01-25-2016 - eBay Fields Questions about Impending Seller Standards.

eCommerceBytes - 01-15-2016 - eBay Negotiated Postal Rates Disappoint Sellers.

eCommerceBytes - 01-14-2016 - eBay Report Says Its Small Merchants Are Big Exporters.

eCommerceBytes - 01-11-2016 - New eBay Promotion Targets Auctions.

eCommerceBytes - 01-11-2016 - eBay Gives Sellers Incentives for Adopting Product Identifiers.

eCommerceBytes - 01-07-2016 - eBay Invites First Time Sellers to List for Free.


Mutual Rescue - Eric & Peety

(For the beginning of this year a copy of 2015 is still on this page.)

eCommerceBytes - 12-21-15 - eBay Lifts Ban on Empty Boxes for iPhones and Designer Goods.
This is a real change in a long standing policy.

eCommerceBytes - 12-09-15 - eBay Launches New Artisan Collective.

eCommerceBytes - 12-09-15 - eBay Hands Out Credits to Sellers to Settle Lawsuit.

eCommerceBytes - 12-08-15 - eBay Looks for Volunteer Mentors to Help New Sellers.


eCommerceBytes - 11-17-15 - eBay Adds Extended Warranties to Seller Listings.

eCommerceBytes - 11-09-15 - eBay Seeks Auctions in Collectibles and Fashion.

eCommerceBytes - 11-03-15 - eBay Sends Invitation to Join New Returns Program.

eCommerceBytes - 11-02-15 - eBay Advises Sellers to Add Product Identifiers Early.


eCommerceBytes - 10-29-15 - eBay Runs Another Listing Promotion.

Internet Retailer - 10-21-2015 - eBay’s sales, revenue and profit all slip in Q3.

eCommerceBytes - 10-19-15 - eBay Entices First-Time Sellers with Fee-Free Promotion.

eCommerceBytes - 10-08-15 - eBay Runs Promotion to Boost Listings for Fall Shopping.

eCommerceBytes - 10-08-15 - eBay Answers Questions about New Fees.

eCommerceBytes - 10-06-15 - eBay Restructures Fees and Increases Seller Limits.

eCommerceBytes - 10-06-15 - eBay Runs Promo to Encourage Sellers to Open a Store.

eCommerceBytes - 10-05-15 - eBay Surprise Announcement Impacts Fees and Seller Limits.

eCommerceBytes - 10-04-15 - Are You Opting In to the New eBay Seller Hub This Month?


eCommerceBytes - 09-30-15 - eBay Backs Off 3-Month Holiday Returns.

eCommerceBytes - 09-25-15 - eBay Runs Spooky Seller Promotion with Coupon Incentive.

eCommerceBytes - 09-24-15 - Sellers Call for Transparency on eBay Estimated Delivery Dates.

eCommerceBytes - 09-21-15 - New TV Ads Get eBay Sellers Excited.

eCommerceBytes - 09-18-2015 - eBay Runs Halloween Promotions to Encourage Selling.

eCommerceBytes - 09-15-2015 - eBay Updates User Agreement, Can Remove Links from Listings.

eCommerceBytes - 09-11-2015 - eBay Runs Seller Promotion to Celebrate 20-Year Anniversary.

eCommerceBytes - 09-08-2015 - Signs of Hope for eBay's Exposure in Google Search.

eCommerceBytes - 09-08-2015 - eBay to Kick Off 20 Days of Deals Promotion.

eCommerceBytes - 09-03-2015 - eBay Hopes to Rejuvenate Marketplace as It Celebrates 20 Years.

eCommerceBytes - 09-01-2015 - eBay Delays Make-or-Break Move toward Catalog.

eCommerceBytes - 09-01-2015 - eBay Runs 6-Week Variable Seller Promotion.


eCommerceBytes - 08-28-2015 - eBay Bans Sellers from Offering PayPal Rivals.

eCommerceBytes - 08-26-2015 - eBay Motors to Offer Extended Service Plans on Parts.

eCommerceBytes - 08-25-2015 - eBay Previews Fall Seller Update.

eCommerceBytes - 08-25-2015 - eBay to Change the Way Sellers Earn Shipping Defects.

eCommerceBytes - 08-18-2015 - eBay Says It Is Changing Returns Process.

eCommerceBytes - 08-17-2015 - eBay Axes Bulk Label Printing Tool.

eCommerceBytes - 08-11-2015 - eBay Promotion Encourages Auctions and Fixed Price.

eCommerceBytes - 08-11-2015 - eBay Holds Webinar to Teach Sellers about Ad Listings.

eCommerceBytes - 08-04-2015 - eBay Runs Month-Long Promo for Store Owners.

eCommerceBytes - 07-06-2015 - eBay Employee: Catalog Strategy Will Make or Break eBay.
eCommerceBytes - 06-24-2015 - One Week to Go Before eBay Zaps Traffic Reports.
eCommerceBytes - 06-24-2015 - eBay to Launch New Defect Report.
eCommerceBytes - 06-17-2015 - Are eBay Sellers Employees According to Uber Ruling?
eCommerceBytes - 06-16-2015 - Alleged Art Forger Says It's Easy to Get Back Selling on eBay.
eCommerceBytes - 06-08-2015 - eBay Valet Gives It Away for the Month of June.
eCommerceBytes - 06-07-2015 - Understanding eBay's New Product Identifiers Requirement.
eCommerceBytes - 05-27-2015 - eBay Sellers Must Compete with Promoted Listing Ads.
eCommerceBytes - 05-27-2015 - eBay Runs Promotion to Encourage Long Duration Listings.
Internet Retailer - 05-26-2015 - Exclusive: eBay plans to let sellers pay for placement in search results.
eCommerceBytes - 05-25-2015 - eBay Analytics Tool Gets Upgrade from Terapeak.
eCommerceBytes - 05-22-2015 - eBay Reminds Sellers of Auction Fee Credits.
eCommerceBytes - 05-12-2015 - eBay Says Two-Way Feedback Is Not on the Table.
eCommerceBytes - 04-23-2015 - eBay Makes Big Promises to Small Sellers as SEO Penalty Still Stings.
Chicago Tribune - 04-23-2015 - As PayPal split looms, eBay plans to think small.
eCommerceBytes - 04-22-2015 - Bonanza to Raise Optional Pro Fees for New Members.
eCommerceBytes - 04-17-2015 - eBay Runs 5-Day Auction Listing Promotion.
eCommerceBytes - 04-08-2015 - eBay Runs Promotion Encouraging New Auction Listings.
2015 Spring Seller Update:
Get details on the 2015 Spring Seller Update.
Tune in to a special Seller Update live broadcast of eBay Radio on Tuesday March 17, 11AM-2:00PM PT.
Ask your questions in a Special Community Board.
Terapeak - 03-20-2015 - Fees, Product Identifiers, and Categories: Inside eBay’s 2015 Spring Seller Update.
eCommerceBytes - 03-30-2015 - Would You Let eBay Pack and Ship Your Items?
eCommerceBytes - 03-25-2015 - eBay Launches New Stores Program for Small Merchants.
eCommerceBytes - 03-17-2015 - eBay Spring Seller Update 2015: Revitalizing Auctions.
eCommerceBytes - 03-17-2015 - eBay Spring Seller Update 2015: Product Identifiers.
Internet Retailer - 03-10-2015 - Sales through eBay auctions decrease 26.2%.
eCommerceBytes - 03-03-2015 - eBay Encourages Free Shipping with New Seller Promos.
eCommerceBytes - 03-02-2015 - eBay Runs Promotion to Entice Sellers to Open Store.
eCommerceBytes - 02-23-2015 - eBay Runs End-of-February Fixed-Price Promotion.
eCommerceBytes - 02-17-2015 - eBay Tries to Drum Up Store Upgrades.
eCommerceBytes - 02-05-2015 - eBay Listing Promotion Encourages Use of Global Shipping Program.
eCommerceBytes - 01-12-2015 - eBay Encourages Auction Listings with Latest Seller Promo.
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