This is a story, a true story (we just changed some names)—and it will ring true for anyone who sells online. This story takes place on Amazon and one of the protagonists is our good friend, who we'll call "Carl Crankypants."
Over the last few years we’ve had a lot of fun sharing expert insights, selling tips, and the latest ecommerce news with you to help as you establish and grow your online business.
We’ll continue doing that, but starting May 1 we will be returning to our ecommerce roots at Auctiva EDU. Read More
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In some parts of the world, the mimosa pudica plant is a commonly found plant. Here in the United States, the sensitive plant is a curiosity for kids because its leaves quickly close when touched.
Larry Chipkin grew the plant when he was a boy and never forgot the experience. Read More
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eBay is asking its users to tell Congress they don’t want an online sales tax.
In a letter sent to users on Sunday, eBay President and CEO John Donahoe encourages customers to join the marketplace in telling Congress “No” to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force some online merchants to collect and pay sales tax on the items they sell. Read More
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Ah, springtime. This is when we take to straightening out our living spaces, cleaning out our garages and refreshing our wardrobes.
While that’s all good, remember that “spring cleaning” isn’t only for your home. Your business can also benefit mightily from the same sort of freshening up. Read More
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More eBay sales, an increase in the number of PayPal accounts and more mobile shoppers helped eBay Inc.’s revenue grew by double digits during this year’s first quarter.
eBay posted a 14-percent year-over-year increase, with its revenue reaching $3.7 billion, officials announced on Wednesday. Read More
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This is the third in our three-part series about our visit to Las Vegas’ Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, where the History Channel’s hit show “Pawn Stars” is filmed.
While the store now doubles as a TV studio at times, it remains a thriving business and major tourist attraction in its own right. Read More
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For as long as we’ve been writing about the Internet and all things online—before 1990—we’ve never written much about selling on Craigslist.
Rightly or wrongly it always fell under the radar for us. It seemed bare-bones, noncommercial and, therefore, not as newsworthy as its brassier more well-heeled co-horts such as AOL, CompuServe and now Facebook. Read More
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Once again, it’s spring cleaning time, and that means you have a great opportunity to clear out your clutter and make money on eBay.
Spring is one of the best times of year to compile a nice inventory of eBay items and get started selling online. Read More
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eBay sellers will have the chance to sail to Mexico, mingle with fellow merchants and learn how to grow their businesses next year thanks to a new eBay seller education event.
The SeaBay Cruise sets sail on Feb. 8, and registration is now open, say event organizers Stephanie Inge, the founder of The Dallas eBaybes & eMales, and Joyce Banbury, the organizer of the annual Kansas Jubilee eBay conference. Read More
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If you read part one of this series, you learned (if you didn’t know before) what a huge hit the History Channel show “Pawn Stars” is, how the show has become the talk of Las Vegas and that long lines of people wait to get into the store each day as if they were waiting to get into Best Buy on Black Friday. Read More
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