Posts Tagged ‘eBay’

PayPal – Accept Robocalls and Automated Texts or Close Your Account

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

I’m no fortune teller or anything, but it seems to me that there’s a pretty good chance that PayPal will end up regretting this decision, later on down the road.

PayPal and eBay are splitting up on July 1, and PayPal has just published a preview of the company’s new privacy policies that it will release on the same day. An announcement on PayPal’s current Privacy Policy page indicates that the company will release an updated privacy policy that will supersede the current policy on July 1.


Why it Makes Sense to Use Fake Data on the Internet (Sometimes)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

I agree completely … and according to my Facebook page, I’m 120 years old, my hobby is insect taxidermy and I work as a lion tamer …

There are quite a few situations on the Internet where you are asked to enter data about yourself. Maybe you are leaving a comment on a blog and are asked for a name and email address, making a purchase on eBay or Amazon, want to email the developer of a product, or want to access information that are only available to registered users.


Ebay Negs Summarizes Ebay Negative Feedback

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

If you use eBay very much, this might be helpful …

Users who buy regularly on the popular auction website eBay know that it is a good practice to check a seller’s feedback before making purchases. Every buyer on eBay is allowed to leave feedback about transactions on the website, which can act as an indicator of a seller’s trustworthiness.


eBay at Crossroads – Turn Around or Break Up

Monday, June 28th, 2010

It amazes me that a company like eBay, that pioneered the whole concept of online auctions, can be in so much trouble just a few years later (sounds like they’ve had CEO problems.)

eBay CEO John Donahoe

The thing about corporate turnarounds is that they’re supposed to turn a company around. As in 180 degrees. They’re not supposed to stop halfway and let the company drift sideways. But something like that is happening to eBay: Its long, slow turnaround is, well, turning flat.

For the past couple of years, the online marketplace and payments company has been engineering a return to growth under the guidance of CEO John Donahoe, who took over from Meg Whitman in March of 2008. Donahoe embarked upon an aggressive and risky effort to transition eBay from an auction house for garage clutter to a marketplace centered on larger sellers and fixed-price goods like bulk inventory.