eBay Enhances Local Pick Up Experience With Tracking Feature

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Earlier this year, eBay enhanced the Local Pickup experience on its mobile app. Local Pickup provides an alternative shipping solution to transactions facilitated within the same region. This enables buyers to purchase items online and pick up directly from sellers in their vicinity, saving them money on shipping fees and allows for a more streamlined […]

Feds Charge Seventh Person In eBay Cyberstalking Scandal

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A seventh former employee of eBay, Inc. has been charged with participating in a cyberstalking campaign targeting a Natick, Mass. couple who published a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company. Philip Cooke, 55, of San Jose, Calif., a former police captain in Santa Clara, Calif., and a supervisor of security operations […]

Amazon Expands Logistics Operations In Arkansas

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Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Little Rock in 2021, creating over 1,000 new full-time jobs. The City of Little Rock’s Board of Directors gave final approval for a sale of 80 acres at the Port of Little Rock to Amazon during its meeting on April 7, 2020. This after the Little Rock Port Authority Board […]

Law Firm Investigating Wenig’s $57 Million Exit Compensation From eBay

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New York law firm Wolf Popper LLP announced it is investigating potential claims against members of the board of directors of eBay Inc., concerning the harassment campaign against a blogger and her husband that led a Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office to charge six former eBay executives and employees with various crimes. The firm said its […]

Amazon Shows Interest In Russian Ecommerce

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Reuters reports that Amazon held talks with conglomerate Sistema about the possible acquisition of Russian online commerce platform Ozon. The news service said Sistema’s majority owner Vladimir Evtushenkov revealed the interest by Amazon while speaking with reporters after Sistema’s annual general meeting. It is unclear if the talks are continuing. Still, Sistema appears interested in […]

eBay Offers Flash Promotion For New Sellers That Ends June 30

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With summer officially here, consumers are looking for new avenues to beef up their savings or earn extra cash. eBay has positioned itself as the destination for selling unused or unwanted items and is offering a new promotion allowing first-time sellers to sell for free, up to five sales, now through June 30. To help […]

eBay Delays Some 2020 Spring Seller Policy Changes

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eBay released an update to sellers that it was delaying some requirements from the Spring Seller Update that were supposed to go into effect on June 1 until July 20. Why the company waited until now to make this announcement when the original effective dates were almost 4 weeks ago is a bit of mystery […]

Amazon To Buy Zoox For Over $1 Billion

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In May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon was in talks to purchase autonomous-vehicle tech company Zoox. The Information is reporting that both sides have agreed to the deal, worth more than $1 Billion and it could be announced as early as Friday. This is not the only investment Amazon has made in autonomous-vehicle […]

Amazon Expands With Fourth Fulfillment Center In Australia – Eyeing Two More Locations?

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Amazon Australia announced it is expanding its Australian operations, with the opening of its first Queensland fulfillment center (FC) in Brisbane later this year. The new facility is located at Goodman’s Port Industry Park in Lytton, Brisbane and is scheduled to begin operations before Christmas. The new fulfillment center will be around the same size […]