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 […]

Report: Walmart Overtakes eBay In U.S. Online Commerce Market Share

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MarketWatch reports citing data from eMarketer that in May, Walmart’s online sales surpassed eBay in market share of U.S. ecommerce sales. Amazon still leads the way in the number one spot dominating online commerce. In February, eMarketer published a graphic still showing eBay ahead of Walmart by .6 percentage points. This switch at the number […]

Former eBay Executive “If you are ever going to take her down .. now is the time”

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On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department charged six former eBay employees alleging they engaged in an aggressive cyberbullying campaign against an editor and publisher of an online newsletter (blog) critical of eBay. When the charges became public, eBay also released a statement in which it revealed the company investigated the role of former CEO Devin […]

Six Former eBay Employees Face Federal Charges For Aggressive Cyberbullying Campaign

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Six former employees of eBay, Inc. have been charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the Company. The alleged harassment included sending the couple anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a […]

Viagogo and StubHub Acquisition CMA Investigation Reaches New Phase

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The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is concerned that the loss of competition brought about by the merger between Viagogo and StubHub could cause customers who buy and resell tickets losing out because of higher prices and fewer options. Viagogo purchased StubHub in February 2020 from eBay. Both ticket marketplaces have a significant presence […]

eBay Launches Dark Mode on IOS and Android Mobile Apps

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eBay has launched Dark Mode on its eBay native devices. Dark Mode is designed to ease the shopping experience, honor device settings, create more accessibility and provide best-in-class service to customers. The online marketplace is now one of the first ecommerce companies to launch Dark Mode on iOS and Dark Theme on Android and it […]

eBay Updates Seller Community on Its Performance – But Will It Stick?

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eBay’s Jordan Sweetnam, Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas updated the seller community on the company’s progress as it navigates through the coronavirus pandemic and settles in having a new CEO. Much of this information is similar to eBay’s financial guidance update to investors on its second-quarter 2020. In the update, the company said […]

eBay Announces June is Traffic Month – Insights on How Sellers Can Grow Their Business

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eBay announces June is Traffic Month, a month’s worth of insights on how sellers can partner to drive traffic to their listings and connect buyers with what they’re selling. Over the next month, sellers will find helpful content across eBay for Business Facebook, podcast, YouTube, and on its announcement board, including chats with eBay leaders and sellers, […]

eBay Classifieds Group Completes Acquisition of Cox Australia Media Solutions


eBay completes the acquisition of Cox Australia Media Solutions, which operates CarsGuide.com.au and Autotrader.com.au, and will become part of the eBay Classifieds Group. The deal, which combines the strength of Gumtree, CarsGuide.com.au and Autotrader.com.au, will create an attractive car-buying platform for Australian consumers. By harnessing their collective strengths, the acquisition will create a comprehensive automotive […]