The future of ecommerce, no matter the platform, is rock solid. Jacky Chou Published 8:00 am CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Photo: Guillaume Payen | Getty Images Photo: Guillaume Payen | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Guillaume Payen | Getty Images Amazon vs. eBay: The Future of Online Shopping 1 / 1 Back to Gallery With easy availability of nearly every product in the world, online shopping has made the lives of millions of people more convenient than ever. Previous generations depended on catalogs to order and purchase things you couldn’t grow on a rural farm, and now many of us depend on online shopping to keep up with our busy lives both at … [Read more...] about Amazon vs. eBay: The Future of Online Shopping
An eBay logo is projected onto white boxes in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw, January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo (Reuters) - EBay Inc shareholder Elliott Management Corp on Tuesday urged the e-commerce platform to restructure its business and sell some businesses to double its market value in the next two years. Elliott, which owns a more than 4 percent stake in eBay, said the company could be valued at about $55-$63 per share in 2020. The company’s shares were up 10.5 percent at $34.24 before the bell. Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel … [Read more...] about Elliott urges eBay to restructure business to double market value
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | Commuter Knits a ‘Rail Delay Scarf.’ It Fetches $8,650 on eBay. Supported by ByPalko Karasz Jan. 16, 2019 LONDON — Claudia Weber is a seasoned commuter, and she loves to knit. Over the past year, as her train journey from a town in the Bavarian countryside to Munich was replaced with a bus service during engineering works, stretching to two hours or more from a scheduled 40 minutes, she had a novel way of working out her frustrations. Others may roll their eyes, shrug or post complaints on social media. When she got home each evening, she simply added two rows of wool to a striped scarf she was knitting: gray for delays under five minutes, pink for up to 30 minutes and red for a delay of more than a half-hour or delays in both directions. The resulting four-foot … [Read more...] about Commuter Knits a ‘Rail Delay Scarf.’ It Fetches $8,650 on eBay.
About 10 days ago, an EBay seller alerted the company to the alleged campaign after an Amazon employee contacted that seller under false pretenses and tried to recruit the seller to switch platforms, according to a person familiar with the investigation. This sparked an internal EBay investigation that uncovered recruiting activity spanning several years and continents, with Amazon employees creating EBay accounts and using the member-to-member email system, the person said, asking not to be named discussing details that weren’t public. … [Read more...] about EBay accuses Amazon of poaching sellers on its marketplace
DULUTH, Minn. — Rob Wagner’s collection of license plates runs to about a thousand, he said, but the one he found recently on eBay was unlike any he’d seen before. It wasn’t just the size and shape — much smaller than the plates we’ve become accustomed to, and arranged in a vertical, rather than a horizontal, rectangle. It was what the faded lettering said: DULUTH, and the year 1911, and the number 539. “I thought, ‘Whoa, that can’t be a license plate because I never heard of that,'” Wagner, 42, related recently. “And I knew Minnesota came out with license plates in 1908.” The Lakewood Township man, who is a self-employed carpenter and township board supervisor, does his research before he makes a purchase. What he found in this case was a city ordinance first passed in 1910 and amended in 1911. The ordinance makes it illegal to operate vehicles in Duluth unless the vehicles are affixed with city-issued license … [Read more...] about Buyer finds a Duluth-issued 1911 license plate on eBay — and a mystery