What Is Ebay Open?
- eBay Open Online
- eBay: A System of Fees for Services, Features and Revenue
- Contracts for RESTful API'S in the eBay Developer Program
- Returns of Items
- Comment on "Ebay and its Implications for Online Retail Market"
- EBay: A Global Online Auction and Trading Company
- eBay vs. Amazon
- Selling on eBay
- eBay: A Personal Shopping Assistant
- eBay Store
- eBay International Shipping Program
eBay Open Online
There will be no travel or accommodation costs to worry about at eBay Open Online. Expect insightful executive presentations, deep learning in sessions, networking opportunities, and eBay says a lot of fun.
eBay: A System of Fees for Services, Features and Revenue
eBay has a system of fees for services, listing features, and final value fees that generate revenue. The US-based eBay.com charges an insert fee of $0.35 for a basic listing. The final value fee is 10% of the total amount of the sale, which is the price and shipping charges.
Business registered customers can get reduced final value fees. Other eBay websites have different cost charges. eBay has expanded to over two dozen countries, including China and India.
Taiwan and Japan have failed international expansion, as did New Zealand. eBay failed in China due to competition from Taobao. eBay shut down its Chinese site in 2007.
eBay's operations in India came to a halt after it sold its India operations to the country's largest online retailer, Flipkart. eBay has attracted interest from economists who have used it to compare aspects of buying and selling behavior, auction formats, and other findings from previous studies. Millions of items are listed, bought, or sold on eBay.
eBay broke into the industrial surplus business in 2006 with the launch of its Business & Industrial category. Anything can be auctioned on the site if it is legal and not illegal, and if it is not illegal and not restricted. IBM sells their newest products and services on eBay using competitive auctions and fixed-priced storefronts.
Contracts for RESTful API'S in the eBay Developer Program
The left sidebar of the eBay Developers Program homepages has Contracts for many eBay RESTful APIs. When an application goes to a new version, the YAML and Contract versions are updated to match the new version. The Buy APIs has a contract example.
Returns of Items
If a buyer returns an item, it should be in the same condition as when it was received, and it should include all items that were in the original package.
Comment on "Ebay and its Implications for Online Retail Market"
Ebay has made changes that have put many sellers out of business. They are slaves to their platform and they have to raise prices to appease Wall Street. There is rampant piracy because of the cut throat marketplace of Ebay.
Unscrupulous sellers will steal your images and your listing information and sell them alongside of you. The most compelling reason to start an online store is that you can own your customer base. A customer who has purchased from you before is more likely to do so again.
You can buy goods and services from people and businesses all over the world on Ebay. You can find anything on their platform if you're looking for something. It is very safe to buy from Ebay.
If you don't receive your goods or are unhappy with them, you can file a dispute with the payment processing company. Ebay tends to side with the buyer. The final value fee is charged by Ebay to sell on their platform.
You must pay for various promotional and listing features to make your listing more visible to prospective buyers. The fees listed in the chart are not indicative of the charges that are out there. Current fees are lower than they were before, and Top rated sellers can get a discount on their fees.
EBay: A Global Online Auction and Trading Company
Pierre Omidyar founded EBay in 1995 as a global online auction and trading company. eBay was one of the first companies to create and market an Internet site to match buyers and sellers of goods and services. The company caters to individual sellers and small businesses and is a market leader in e- commerce. San Jose is where eBay is located.
eBay vs. Amazon
Both companies offer seller protection and the ability to directly contact a buyer if an issue arises. Both companies offer customer support for sellers who are just starting out. eBay used to have complicated selling fees.
The structure looks simple and easy to understand since they streamlined their fees. Amazon is not as easy to navigate as it is with other websites. It would be helpful to compare the two sites with sample calculations.
Any example of multi-tiered pricing structures and closing fees could be construed as biased towards one company or the other. eBay has some disadvantages compared to other online selling platforms. You will have to pay eBay fees, you have limited control over how items are sold, and you may end up with payment issues if customers don't pay you.
Amazon is a huge company and it gives online sellers the potential of high traffic. Once you learn to tag your products, they may show up in recommended lists on Amazon. Amazon may have more safeguards in place because they don't have to interact with their customers.
The seller's payments are handled by Amazon. Both eBay and Amazon have safeguards in place to protect their sellers. The key is research.
Selling on eBay
There are positives and negatives to selling on eBay. The circumstances of your situation will determine whether or not the negatives outweigh the positives. You don't have to have flashy products for sale on eBay to be competitive.
Many people make a living using eBay to sell things they no longer need, and they do it from their own homes. Only you know your situation, income needs, intended market, and available time and level of effort to make a decision eBay or not. Before you make a decision, be sure to look at all the relevant information so you can make an informed decision whether or not selling on eBay is worth it for you.
eBay: A Personal Shopping Assistant
The site goes down on June 10, 1999. Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay, had engineers from eBay and Sun Microsystems come to her to fix a problem. eBay is back up and running less than a day after the outage began.
eBay is one of the first companies to launch an application for the Apple device. The app is available on other operating systems. eBay is staying ahead of the trend by launching a smart, personal shopping assistant that you can converse with, powered by artificial intelligence and running on Facebook Messenger.
An eBay store is a great way to start selling items online. It saves you from having to build a website and it also allows you to sell your products. To open a store, you must have experience as a seller on eBay. You only have to choose the right store subscription for your business if you want to make your storefront appealing to customers.
eBay International Shipping Program
eBay aims to help sellers take advantage of international commerce. By reducing the time and complexity of shipping overseas, sellers who would otherwise be reluctant to sell internationally can get started very easily. The Global Shipping Program makes international shipping more efficient.
The GSP is very convenient for sellers. There are no customs forms to fill out, duties or taxes to calculate, or international deliveries to organize. If their items are lost or damaged on the international part of their journey, they are still guaranteed five stars for shipping time and protected from negative feedback, but they are not guaranteed five stars for shipping time.
The GSP does not always work as it should. The delivery time frames can be longer than expected, and sellers have reported poor handling of disputes by eBay support reps who seem to have not been well trained on the program. If you want to use GSP as an outsourcing service to reduce the hassle of shipping internationally, it is less likely to increase international sales.
If your products become more expensive under the new rules, sales might decrease. You would have to consider the impact on sales against the time and effort saved. Larger and higher-value items that are expensive to ship and tend to attract import charges are more likely to be competitively priced for buyers under the GSP.
Small, low-value items are likely to have excessive shipping and import charges, which can put buyers off. The seller can arrange shipping with an international carrier like FedEx,UPS,DHL or TNT and then send the label and documentation to the buyer. The buyer can return the item without paying for shipping.