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

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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 […]

eBay Protects Seller Performance Standards Until July

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eBay announced it is protecting sellers until July from adverse impacts due to the coronavirus crisis that may require sellers to ship items late or cancel orders. “Ebay realizes that flexibility in business operations is essential right now.  We want to reassure you that you will not be penalized for being unable to carry out […]

eBay Classifieds Group Attracts More Interest Ahead of May 21 Interim Bidding Round

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Blackstone, Hellman & Friedman and Permira are in talks to team up on a bid for eBay’s mostly European classifieds division sources familiar with the matter told Dealreporter, which covers mergers and acquisitions. Other private equity firms interested in the business include Cinven, Apax, Silverlake and General Atlantic which may also look to team up […]

eBay Updates Terapeak to Offer More Sales Analytics to Store Subscribers

In the Spring Seller Update, eBay announced upcoming features in Terapeak Research as well as the sunset of terapeak.com. Terapeak is now exclusively available in Seller Hub, as part of the Research tab, offering more powerful data analysis and insights. Sellers now have access to real-time data, all in one place, including information on sold and live […]

What’s Selling on eBay During Coronavirus Lockdown?

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Over the weekend, Jordan Sweetnam, SVP & General Manager, Americas Market released a list of trending items on eBay. Products in the fitness segment continue to dominate the trend, which had seen an early interest across multiple platforms when stay at home orders kept people from visiting gyms and parks. “While stay at home recommendations remain, […]