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eBay Testing Shopping Basket

eBay Testing Shopping Basket eBay are currently testing a shopping basket, which they are looking to roll out over the coming months.  eBay has always negated the requirement of a shopping basket, due to its origins as an auction marketplace.  The changes are part of a campaign to increase the average customer spends through the site, through making it easier … Read more

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Introducing the eBay Seller History Tool

If you’ve never used the eBay Seller History Tool, or indeed many of our other Tools, now is the time to get up to speed and save more on eBay.  The eBay Seller History Tool from Goofbay allows you to view a seller’s sale history. You can see exactly what a seller has sold, how many they sold, how much … Read more

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PayPal Set to be Bigger than eBay

eBay have announced that they are concentrating on PayPal to realise their ambitions of double digit growth in the two years running up to 2013. Although wildly ambitious, their plan of generating $13 billion is based upon the growing momentum being achieved by PayPal in recent years.  PayPal will be propelled by the growth of eBay’s marketplace, a continued push … Read more

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eBay Unveiled as Magento’s Secret Investor

Magento announced early last year that it received investment to the tune of $22.5 million.  Only now, has it been revealed that eBay were behind the deal which sees them take a 49% stake in the eCommerce platform. Magento is an open source eCommerce platform, which works with over 90,000 merchants worldwide.  The solution is fairly comprehensive, with developers being … Read more

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eBay Appoint Triad Retail Media

eBay have come to an agreement with Triad Retail Media to manage their online display advertising, with the aim of building sales and boosting online revenue.  This new display advertising will be primarily rolled out to eBay.com and eBay Motors sites. Triad already manages the targeted online marketing campaigns for the likes of Ford Motors, Wal-Mart and Proctor and Gamble. … Read more

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No Reserve and Zero Bids; eBay Misspelling Search

Over the coming weeks we’ll be offering Hints and Tips on getting more out of eBay Tools.  The eBay Misspelling Search is one of the primary tools of Goofbay, allowing users to search for misspelled items listed on eBay.  Every day, sellers list misspelled items which often go undiscovered on eBay.  The eBay Misspelling search uncovers these bargains, returning the … Read more

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eBay follow Groupon through Social Shopping

Signs of eBay looking to emulate the business model successfully employed by Goupon have been made evident in recent weeks.  eBay have launched their Social Shopping facility with India providing the test bed for the new service. Ashish Shah, eBay India’s head of Social Commerce stated; “Social shopping builds on eBay’s USP of safe, easy deals and provides a local … Read more

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eBay Completes Acquisition of Brands 4 Friends

eBay have completed the purchase of the online shopping club, Brands for Friends.  The German website is certainly not regarded as a household name in the UK, but within its native Germany, it boasts over 3.5 million registered members.  The purchase, thought to be in the region of $200 million will inevitably strengthen eBay’s position as an online fashion destination.  … Read more

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eBay Mobile Revenue Tops $2 Billion

eBay sales through mobile devices have tripled according to Clare Gilmartin, Vice President of eBay Europe; “It’s staggering to think that $2bn-worth of sales has been generated through a platform that didn’t exist a couple of years ago, and on a device that didn’t exist three years ago.” Britain and Germany have been among the fastest to take up the … Read more

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January Sales could see little Respite for eBay Sellers

Sellers throughout the UK are currently experiencing buoyant sales for the January period with shopping group, Kelkoo predicting a 1.6% increase on sales from last year.  It is expected that UK shoppers will spend £22.5bn in the January sales; however, it has been widely observed that this spate of shopping activity will dwindle over the coming months as consumer confidence … Read more

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