Would you like to spend an afternoon dining with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and seven of your closest friends? Well, if you have five grand (at least), you can get in on the bidding to win a date to dine with Dorsey! And even better? It will benefit a worthy cause. continued… New Career Opportunities [...]
Ebay and retailer Kate Spade are doing something this summer that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago: creating a pop-up store in New York that will feature a gigantic touchscreen store window. Let’s be clear—what would have been unthinkable would be a relatively small (82-store) apparel chain taking on something this technically [...]
Ebay, the ecommerce giant, has tied up with Facebook to make online shopping.
There are many people gainfully (or otherwise) employed by technology companies second guessing what the future of ecommerce will look like.
This report on Ecommerce in emerging countries is on rise and says that eBay is most popular in emerging countries, while FlipKart in India.
Online e-commerce giant eBay last week said that it expects to have 12% of its sales coming from BRIC countries by 2015 in a global e-commerce market that will be worth $300 billion, and here is one more step in that …
This March, Ebay announced the merger of Shopping.com and eBay which was slated to launch April 1st. And since nothing is official until it’s Facebook official, Shopping.com updated its Facebook account to reflect the branding change later that week: What Does the Shopping.com and eBay Merger Mean for Ecommerce Merchants? The Shopping.com and eBay [...]
Ecommerce 2013: Is eBay doing enough to help sellers maximise mobile? In the recent results from eBay Inc., executives were very clear that mobile shoppers and those accessing the marketplace through tablets such as …
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the name Marsha Collier pop up if you Google ‘Social Media Guru’. Marsha is a very well-known author and blogger who specializes in helping small to medium sized businesses develop social media marketing strategies and improve customer engagement. We were lucky enough to ask Marsha a few questions [...]
Blog discussing the recent ruling in eBay’s antitrust lawsuit
How often have you found that little voice in your head causing you to put off something you really didn’t want to do? Unlike a large corporation that has departments that handle each thing, we are a do it all company so to speak. How to be a more efficient ecommerce seller.
(This is a continuation of the Multichannel Handbook series) Part 4: Marketplaces Most Internet retailers are familiar with the concept of marketplaces online: web destinations which bring buyers and sellers together to foster more sales for merchants and more great places to buy products for customers. Taken together, marketplaces represent an enormous opportunity to add [...]
Today if you take a look at the eBay Ink Blog you will see the following story that I amplified below…. Here is what’s up! Way back in the last decade, I created a video that made it pretty crystal clear that eBay was the FIRST social marketing platform (http://goo.gl/rZnpm). Having done this analysis of [...]
This took place 4 years ago, but no one knew about it. eBay stuck money in the platform but never made it public. Does it matter??? As an eBay seller? Hell no, not to me! But I guess if you are an investor in eBay, then it would look good on paper Amplify’d from www.internetretailer.com [...]
Amplify’d from ebayinkblog.com I was fortunate enough to have time to walk around some of the other booths at CES last week and made it a point to stop by the Panasonic area on the show floor. I knew that eBay manager of platform business solutions, Rob Harris, would be demoing a new technology (still [...]
Amplify’d from www.usatoday.com SAN JOSE — If it’s the holiday season, it’s crunch time for any self-respecting online merchant. But for some, the stakes are higher than others. A few years ago, eBay (EBAY) was getting battered by the likes of Amazon.com and was dismissed as an auctions has-been. Its technology was long in the [...]
eBay has been on a tare of late with acquisitions. It reminds me of the days of old almost. Although one thing is missing right now…REAL DATA on eBay’s sales this holiday season. They are touting mobile figures but give us nothing to compare it too vs. online (web) sales. Is eBay up or down? [...]
Chris Dawson from Tamebay.com a UK based eBay blogger reported this… Amplify’d from tamebay.com eBay.com adds auto URL shortening service for Twitter by Chris Dawson If you’re a fan of twitter the one thing that probably annoys you is that website URL addresses take far too many of the valuable characters available in a single [...]
Mitch Harper from BigCommerce pulled out their most popular posts for 2010 and made them into a nice list for you to read again. So without further ado here are the top 10 most viewed posts for 2010: Presentation: Bootstrapping to Seven Figures – This is a presentation I gave just once to about 3,000 business owners [...]
HONG KONG, August 24, 2010 – Alibaba.com (HKSE: 1688.HK) (HK.1688), the world’s leading e-commerce company for small business, has entered into an agreement to acquire Auctiva, the leading third-party developer of tools for eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) sellers. With more than 170,000 active users, Auctiva provides a variety of listing, marketing and management tools as well as image hosting [...]
eBay is in its 15 year anniversary and Facebook just announced it has over 1/2 billion members. It’s amazing to me when I think back on all the things that eBay did over its 15 year course. Pretty amazing how this site changed the face of ecommerce on the web. However, one of the things [...]
WOW!!! Two countries, four cities, three presentations and 40+ hours in airplanes makes for ONE tired black man. The experiences we had in Sydney, Melbourne, Kansas City and Hollywood (that was just for fun) have been amazing. It is way too much for a blog post, but I hope you will join me TOMORROW evening [...]
Today eBay released the 2nd quarter earnings. Banter was raised as eBay Inc. has a 6% increase over last year and Paypal has some strong earnings for the quarter…yippee, "whoop d sh*t". Sorry if you don’t find me too impressed. There is holes in this Swiss cheese and the real deal is this. eBay.com that’s [...]
Back in 2009 an ecommerce store solution hit the market with at BANG! Immediately I took note of it because of the innovative way it was designed. BigCommerce.com (use our link and you support our blog) hit the floor running and just 9 months later they are the #1 rated ecommerce platform in the industry. [...]
ChannelAdvisor and Bongo International Partner to Extend International Shipping to Online Retailers New offering creates additional revenue opportunity for ChannelAdvisor customers Research Triangle Park, NC – July 13, 2010 – ChannelAdvisor, a solution provider that enables online retailers to improve efficiency and increase revenue, today announced a partnership with Bongo International that enables international shipping [...]
Key Points From comScore’s June U.S. Traffic Release June and Q2 U.S. Online Retail Traffic Trends Largely Neutral — Overall U.S. Y/Y Traffic to Online Retail sites was modestly positive Q2 traffic (up 13.0%) very modestly better than Q1 trends (up 12.7%) comScore tracked 21% Y/Y growth to Amazon’s U.S. Website comScore tracked a 5% [...]
Today Twitter has announced a new "daily deal" called @earlybird Exclusive Offers, this will be time-sensitive deals on products and events that will appear on the @earlybird Twitter account. People can follow that account to get access to the deals. The idea borrows from private and limited-time sale sites, like Gilt, Groupon and Woot (which [...]
Editor Update: The team at AdCommerce contacted me with the following for clarity…”saw your adcommerce post and wanted to respond. You are right about the timing of the launch. That was an oversight on our part and we appreciate you pointing it out. AdCommerce did launch in 2008, not 2009 as we indicated in the [...]
Alibaba.com Acquires Vendio, Continues to Advance Global E-Commerce Platform Acquisition integrates AliExpress and Vendio e-commerce services into a complete solution for small businesses in the U.S. SAN MATEO, CA, June 24, 2010 – Alibaba.com (HKSE: 1688.HK) (HK.1688), the world’s leading e-commerce company for small business, has entered into an agreement to acquire Vendio Services, Inc., [...]
OK, this can be some good fun, I like the picture. We are going to play a game called “Make Your Own Caption” where I give you the photo and you give me the caption for it. Simply ad your caption to the comment section. That’s the ONLY rule are you ready?!? Today’s picture is [...]
UPDATED June 15, I now consider my major issues with the Inkfrog changes RESOLVED. Greg from Inkfrog chimed in below that they were working on a fix to the problems with user friendliness that I detail throughout the second half of the post and sure enough, within hours, a fix was implemented. The listing screen [...]
So the changes are in full swing on eBay and now some of them are becoming very apparent on why they are being made. Case in point, with it’s recent round of changes eBay removed sellers ability to “buy” their way to the top of search on eBay. This process was called “Featured First” — [...]
Social networking has been growing exponentially and throughout that speedy process newer and newer platforms have been evolving and making a name for themselves in small niches. Marketers have realized there is money in this evolution and they are targeting it more than ever. As eCommerce merchants we need to embrace the growing change and [...]