eBay Sells Classifieds Group To Adevinta

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eBay announced the sale of its eBay Classifieds Group to Norway”s Adevinta ASA for $9.2B in cash and stock. However, eBay will receive 540 million Adevinta shares, making it the largest shareholder of Adevinta, representing 44% ownership and about a 33.3% voting stake. Unlike the StubHub deal, eBay continues to have an interest in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

eBay Tweaks Best Match – And It’s Just The Beginning

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When buyers search on eBay, the default order of results is called Best Match. It’s designed to show the most relevant listings and incorporates a variety of quality, demand and market-driven factors, such as item popularity, pricing, shipping, regions, seller details, etc. eBay says it has significantly invested in efforts to enhance the machine learning […]

eBay’s Jordan Sweetnam Addresses Cyberstalking Scandal

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On Monday the Feds charged six former eBay employees with leading a cyberstalking campaign targeting a blogger critical of the company. Furthermore, eBay confirmed it terminated the employment of its former Chief Communications Officer (Steve Wymer) and investigate the role its former CEO Devin Wenig had in this affair. Neither executive was named in the […]

eBay Officially Launches eBay U.S. Seller Incentive Program

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Long-time eBay sellers may remember the “Store Referral Credit” program from eBay that offered up to 75% discount on final value fees to eBay store subscribers that drove traffic to the platform from offsite marketing efforts. The program was part of the effort to promote eBay store subscriptions and entice sellers to maintain more listings […]