When is Recycled Packaging Inappropriate on eBay?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Ebay

When is Recycled Packaging Inappropriate on eBay?

Last week we had an interesting discussion on my Facebook group about packaging and the importance of the customer’s perception and the customer’s satisfaction. I had received an eBay item shipped in a UPS mailer turned inside out. It looked like this: The discussion has 121 comments so I thought I would repost here and see what other eBay sellers and customers think about packaging, and when recycled packaging is or is not appropriate. I posted the picture...

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Customer First: The PayPal Way

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Ebay

Customer First: The PayPal Way

This post originally appeared on the PayPal Forward Blog on Aug. 29, 2013. Featuring David Marcus, President, PayPal Last year when I began to lead the team at PayPal, it was clear to me that although we were a strong and thriving company with great promise, our laser-focus on scaling the business, and keeping it compliant in the complex world of payments had taken precedence over our customers’ experiences for too long. This was brought home to me in the following months...

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eBay for Charity Celebrates £50 Million Milestone

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Ebay

eBay for Charity Celebrates £50 Million Milestone

Ever wanted to get your hands on Harry Styles’ t-shirt or meet Paul McCartney? Well now you can. eBay’s charitable giving program in the UK is celebrating helping 7,800 UK charities raise more than £50 million by hosting its biggest celebrity auction yet – 50 celebrities, 50 items, 50 causes (ok, maybe even a couple extra for good measure!). The campaign includes a mix of one-off items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences and brings together famous faces from the world...

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Leave Your Wallet at Home and Pay With Your Profile Picture on Richmond High Street

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Ebay

Your profile picture not only marks the gateway to your online social world, but can now also be used to make payments in the physical world! Shopkeepers on Richmond High Street, London, are leading the fight to make the wallet history, letting shoppers pay using just their mobile phones and profile picture. The PayPal app now has a tab called Local which you can use to find shops or restaurants near to your location that accept mobile PayPal payments. You can then ‘check...

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Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Online Business

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Ebay

Using LinkedIn to Promote Your Online Business

I admit it, LinkedIn has been my step-child of social media. I really tend to focus on Pinterest for promoting my eBay items, because Pinterest is more visual (and, subsequently, addicting). Facebook is a way of life, and Twitter is easy to use for promoting both eBay items, information products, as well as staying “in the know.” I’ve had a LinkedIn profile for years, but never really knew what to do with it. I am doing a self-guided course on exactly how...

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eBay Changes Manufacturer’s Coupon Policy

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Ebay

eBay Changes Manufacturer’s Coupon Policy

Did you know you can sell grocery coupons on eBay? Well, technically, you aren’t able to sell the actual coupon, you are selling your time to find, clip, and mail the coupon for the buyer. eBay has had a pretty liberal policy for selling coupons, but recently a few things have changed due to the growing problem of grocery coupon fraud. Here are the new rules: You may sell up to $100 or 25 valid, unexpired, original coupons per month. You can’t sell more than 25...

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