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eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – September 16 #InkRoundup
/ September 16, 2011 0 COMMENTS

eBay’s New Ad Campaign for 2011 Holidays
It’s been two years since you’ve seen eBay on your television screen, and now eBay is embarking on a major ad campaign aimed at consumers who shop on smartphones. At the same time, eBay hopes it will change consumers’ misperceptions about the company. In addition to the TV spots, street-level outdoor environments will be created and will use custom QR codes that can be accessed using eBay’s RedLaser technology letting consumers shop for products on the spot. [via eBay Ink]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – August 26 #InkRoundup
/ August 26, 2011 1 COMMENTS

eBay Puts New Facility in Draper, UT
eBay is investing $110 million in an expansion of its operations in Draper, UT. The project, which will receive a $38.2-million tax credit from the state, will create 2,200 jobs. The facility will complement the company’s existing facilities in Draper and its state-of-the-art data center in South Jordan. Currently, eBay employs about 1,400 in those two places. [via Newsday]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – August 19 #InkRoundup
/ August 19, 2011 1 COMMENTS

Gold Booming on eBay
For gold sellers on eBay, the recent stock market turmoil has been a boom for business. Gold and silver sales on eBay had already been rising steadily over the past several years – so much so that eBay Inc. created a special area in May to make it easier for buyers to find sellers. Just last month eBay Ink posted an infographic that takes a close look at buying and selling trends of Gold and Silver on eBay. [via Newsday]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – August 12 #InkRoundup
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eBay Plans to Open Online Fashion Outlet
eBay Inc. plans to launch eBay Fashion Outlet in the United States next month. eBay Fashion Outlet is an Online DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) where the customer has access to everyday deals on products. The service, which is currently available to consumers in Germany and in the U.K., will launch on September 19 with prices promoted as being 20 to 60 percent off retail. Most of the goods will be targeted to women between the ages of 25 and 44. [via Internet Retailer]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – August 5 #InkRoundup
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eBay’s Instant Sale iOS App Launches
In October, eBay rolled out its Instant Sale program, which allows you to sell old gadgets to the e-commerce giant. Wednesday, eBay is launched a iOS app for Instant Sale, which allows you to exchange gadgets for cash on the go. With Instant Sale, you’ll receive an immediate cash offer for your laptops, phones, tablets, PDAs, cameras, and more. Once you accept the offer, you’ll send your item using a free shipping label sent to you via email. Then, within five business days, you’ll receive your cash via Paypal. As an added bonus, the eBay Instant Sale app makes it easy to determine the price of your existing iPhone. [via CNET]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – July 22 #InkRoundup
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eBay Inc. Reports Strong Q2 2011 Results
eBay Inc. today reported that revenue for Q2FY2011, increased 25% to $2.8 billion, compared to the same period of 2010. Spearheading eBay’s change, Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe, has made at least nine acquisitions in the past year to expand into new businesses. But with a lower than anticipated forecast, this shows the acquisition spree is weighing on profits and margins. The year-over-year increase in second quarter non-GAAP earnings per diluted share was driven by solid top-line growth and productivity. [via eBay Ink]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – July 15 #InkRoundup
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eBay Invests in Shipwire
On Wednesday, eBay Inc invested in logistics provider Shipwire, along with Newell Rubbermaid and existing investor Meakem Becker Venture Capital. eBay Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy Jean-Francois Van Kerckhove will go on Shipwire’s board of directors. In a statement he said, “Shipwire built a logistics technology platform, that gives any seller access to storage and shipping tools in domestic and international markets, previously only available to the largest merchants”.

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – July 8 #InkRoundup
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eBay’s South Korean units Gmarket Inc. and Internet Auction Co. Merge
South Korea’s antitrust agency said Tuesday it had approved U.S. online auctioneer eBay Inc’s move to merge its two e-commerce units in the country. The Fair Trade Commission dismissed opposition from consumers and smaller online operators in deciding to allow Gmarket Inc. and Internet Auction Co. to merge. eBay Internet Auction Co. and Gmarket Inc., control a combined 72 percent of the domestic e-commerce market. [via Wall Street Journal]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – July 1 #InkRoundup
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New eBay Certified Provider Program
eBay has relaunched their Certified Provider Program and decreased the number of certified providers to15 companies. There is new criteria, requirements and benefits to become a member of the program. It will aim to make it more relevant to eBay users. For more details there is an all-new Certified Provider Program landing page.
[via eBay Ink]

eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – June 24 #InkRoundup
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Jack Abraham Is Profiled in Fast Company
Jack Abraham is the master mind behind the company, Milo, an e-commerce site that finds products in-stock now at local stores while comparing those products ratings/reviews and finding the best price from the web. eBay bought Milo in December and now CEO John Donahoe is relying on the twentysomething to help steer his company to the future of retail. Fast Company details how Milo came into fruition and describes Jack Abraham’s future with eBay . [via Fast Company]