eBay/ecommerce News

2014-03-18

Six Basic Tax Mistakes U.S. Sellers Should Avoid

For sellers based in the United States, it's tax crunch season once again. When it comes to talking about online selling, the topic of tax preparation is often lost in the noise, overshadowed by...

2014-03-11

eBay 2014 Spring Seller Update Introduces New Seller Performance Measure

eBay's 2014 Spring Seller Update has hit the net. Amongst other things, sellers are buzzing about one of the largest changes to seller performance measures on eBay since the announcement of Detailed...

2013-06-20

The Marketplace Fairness Act: Details for eBay and Amazon Sellers

The Marketplace Fairness Act, which was passed by the U.S. Senate in May, is currently under consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. If it were to pass in the House as well it would become...

2013-03-21

Terapeak Trends: Depreciation of Camera Bodies (Part Two)

Yesterday, we looked at how to retrieve trend information from Terapeak’s flagship market research application, for 4 of the current Canon EOS DSLR cameras: Canon 1D X (MSPR: $6,799.00) Canon...

2013-03-19

Blackberry Z10 Exceeds Analyst Expectations

The Blackberry Z10 launch is being watched closely by mobile enthusiasts and investors alike. Blackberry's comeback phone, the Z10, is its chance to pick up lost market share from Apple, Google and...

2013-01-24

5 Retail Giants Who Win at Facebook (and how to copy their strategies in your small business)

Alice Delore is an education specialist for SaleHoo.com, an online community of over 100,000 online sellers and retailers. Their product range consists of an online selling course, ecommerce software...

2013-01-22

Free Webinar: Globalize Your Sales—International Strategies for Growing your Business

Have you recently signed up for our International package? Are you looking to discover new markets? Join Matt and Chrissy for a one hour webinar presentation and learn how to: Locate demand hotspots...

2012-11-26

Have you tried eBay Now?

What happens if your Microwave dies at lunch? Options you may try to make dinner: Make fire outside Use your fireplace Put hairdryer on high and attempt to heat your TV dinner that way...

2012-10-17

McJordan Sauce sells for $10,000 on eBay

Barbeque sauce that was used in McDonald’s in 1992 was just sold for $10,000! But it was not just any kind of BBQ sauce, it was a gallon of McJordan Sauce. The sauce was used in the McJordan...

2012-10-12

NeNe Leakes joins Kim Kardashian in selling her closet overflow on eBay

NeNe looks like a giant compared to Kim in this picture! NeNe is a television personality and actress, best known as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her recurring role as...

2012-10-09

Free eBay Seller Live Video Webinar: The eBay Buyer Panel

Moderated by Jim “Griff” Griffith, Dean of eBay Education Page Mage Inc. along with eBay Radio, Outright, Stamps.com and Terapeak will be hosting this free webinar for eBay® sellers. Join...

2012-09-24

EBay hits 100M Mobile App downloads

eBay just keeps on rolling! EBay’s Mobile app was launched in 2008 and has seen 100 million downloads, with 25 million of those made in the last 6 months! Better yet, 100 million items have now been...

2012-09-13

EBay gets a new Logo!

eBay was created in September 1995, thus the new Logo may be considered a 17th birthday present. Do you remember what you got for your 17th birthday? The new logo is much sleeker and grown up,...

2012-09-06

Picture update from eBay on Location Philadelphia

Check out our booth in Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. If you're in the neighbourhood attending the eBay OnLocation event, come by and grab one of our swanky pens with a measuring tape at the end-...

2012-09-05

EBay on Location Philadelphia

Terapeak is at eBay On Location at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel! On Location is a great event for new, experienced and Top Sellers. New sellers can find the best way to get a fast...

2012-07-03

London 2012 Olympic Torch sales on eBay

Our friends across the pond at TameBay have posted a great article about how they used Terapeak to gain insight into the sale of London 2012 Olympic Torches from the torch relay. They used Terapeak to...

2012-06-06

Day Two at IRCE 2012 in Chicago

Ian, Max & RJ are still in Chicago for IRCE 2012. The boys enjoyed some down time in the Windy City, took in the sights and sent us back some pictures of how nice the weather is and how much fun...

2012-06-05

Day One at IRCE 2012 in Chicago

Today is the start of The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Ian , Max & RJ made it safely to Chicago (but not without getting delayed...

2012-06-04

Terapeak at IRCE 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Terapeak is back on the road! Ian, Max & RJ will be exhibiting  for Terapeak at the 2012 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago this week from June...

2012-05-30

PeSA 2012 Continues!

Thank you to all who stopped by the booth during the afternoon yesterday. Kevin & RJ have enjoyed engaging Terapeak users about what they are most passionate about - growing...

2012-05-29

Terapeak at PeSA 2012 in Australia

G'Day Terapeakers of Australia! Kevin & RJ from Terapeak will be tending to the Terapeak booth at this years PeSA Internet Conference from May 30 to June 1 at the Gold Coast Convention &...

2012-05-17

Keeping Up With Kim & Kourtney Kardashian on eBay

Many sellers start their eBay (ad)ventures by selling items from around the house. Cleaning out the closet is an especially popular source of inventory for fledgling sellers. Now, if only our closets...

2012-04-18

Last Day At Catalyst 2012!

Things are winding down in Las Vegas at Catalyst 2012. That hasn't stopped Anthony, Ian, and Max from grabbing a picture with Scot Wingo of Channel Advisor! [caption id="" align="alignnone"...

2012-04-18

Terapeak is attending PeSA 2012 in Australia!

Terapeak will be attending PeSA 2012 in Queensland, Australia in May. Today we have a special guest blog post from Neroli Schutt. Neroli Schutt is the event manager for the 2012 PeSA Internet...

2012-04-16

Come Visit Terapeak at Channel Advisor Catalyst 2012!

Are you attending Channel Advisor Catalyst 2012? Ian, Max and Anthony from Terapeak will be happy to answer your questions about Terapeak and data licensing at table 53 ( on Monday 16th April) and...

2012-03-29

DHgate Reports On Computer Demand Growth in International Markets

We live in era of global trade. If you are not currently selling internationally you are missing out on high growth markets that are contributing billions of dollars annually to ecommerce sales....

2012-03-01

Try Terapeak for Free!

Did you know that Terapeak for eBay comes with a 14 day money back guarantee? You can get Terapeak risk free for 14 days and cancel without penalty and receive a full refund if you are not...

2012-02-28

Save from $89 to $149 with Terapeak Discounts!

Did you know that you don’t need a coupon or discount code to save money on a Terapeak subscription?  Terapeak currently offers a 25% discount when you buy an annual subscription. If you...

2011-10-18

eBay Runs One-Day Promotion for 250 Free Listings on October 18

Yesterday, eBay announced that on October 18, you can list up to 250 items in Auction-style listings and pay nothing in Insertion Fees. This offer applies to listings on eBay.com, eBay Motors Parts &...

2011-10-12

Changes to eBay's Completed Listings Pages & How This Affects Terapeak Users

Update via EcommerceBytes: eBay Reverses Decision to Shrink Photos eBay's Hoff told EcommerceBytes on Thursday, "As you know, we often test features to ensure they're delivering a great experience...

2011-09-26

Terapeak Reviews Initial Results & Trends of the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative + eBay Camp

We recently reviewed the partnership between Patagonia and eBay, which resulted in a new eBay store: Patagonia Common Threads Initiative + eBay. The Common Threads Initiative is open to any eBay...

2011-09-08

Patagonia and eBay Introduce their "Common Threads Initiative" and Terapeak Takes a Pre-em

To coincide with Fashion Week, California-based clothing company Patagonia announced a unique new partnership with e-commerce giant eBay, developing an eBay store: Patagonia Common Threads Initiative...

2011-09-07

Terapeak Reviews Benefits of eBay’s New 80-Character Limit for Listing Titles

eBay has recently rolled out a couple of changes that change the way sellers list items on eBay. These changes include the elimination of e-mail addresses and links within listings to keep potential...

2011-06-20

Garage Sale Madness: A Super Way to Source in the Summer!

Tomorrow is the first day of Summer. Many people look forward to the summer for the long evenings, the clement weather or the long vacations.  However, all good eBayers know that the best...

2011-06-15

Copious: A New Social Marketplace

  If you’re an eBay seller and a Facebook user, new social marketplace Copious is tailor-made for you! Copious is a new marketplace co-founded by Jonathan Ehrlich, former Head of Marketing...

2011-06-06

More training sessions for new users!

At Terapeak, nothing makes us happier than knowing that we are really helping our customers to use Terapeak more efficiently. So we're really glad that our new user webinars have been a success....

2011-04-08

Rare vintage Nintendo game "Stadium Events" sold on eBay for $22,800

A few months ago the spirit of eBay was kept alive when a factory sealed copy of one of the world’s rarest Nintendo games, Stadium Events, miraculously appeared on eBay and sold for $22,800 US....

2011-03-24

Megadeth to auction guitars on eBay to help Japan earthquake relief

With a name like Megadeth, the mind doesn’t instantly go to thoughts of helping and compassion. But the band’s former guitarist, Marty Friedman, is putting hellish hyperbole aside and is...

2011-02-25

What does Justin Bieber’s haircut have to do with Beethoven?

Yesterday a piece of Justin Bieber’s hair hit the auction block on eBay. The bidding is already up to $7000 US and there are nearly six days left, with proceeds going to charity of course. This...

2011-02-04

Terapeak recognized by BCIC

The British Columbia Innovation Council has recognized Terapeak's parent company, AERS, for doing its part to advance the technology industry both in British Columbia, Canada and abroad. The BCIC...

2011-01-06

Georgian Partners invests $4,000,000 in Terapeak

Happy New Year folks,   We’ve been busy over the holiday season, but we’re back in 2011 with an announcement that’s bigger than Texas. Thanks to our rising subscriber base, Terapeak has...

2010-11-03

Scheduled Maintenance

Tonight we're taking a bit of time offline to put some extra air in our tires and reboot our laptop. Please expect a few minutes of downtime around 5pm PDT this evening.   We promise we'll be...

2010-08-24

Terapeak Celebrity Heat Meter: Jesse James V. Kat Von D

Bike-building bad boy Jesse James and inked-up TV personality Kat Von D have been spotted getting cozy over dinner in a Las Vegas hotel. Despite James being 13 years her senior, Kat admits she’s...

2010-08-12

Guest Blogger - The eBay Life

              The "Score of the Day" is a pair of $100 "Seven for All Mankind" jeans for little girls purchased for $1 and sold for.........   Yes,...

2010-02-15

How do they do it? How HelloBaby grows business with Terapeak research!

A Terapeak interview with Trevor Ginn of Hello Baby (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hellobabydirect) How long have you been selling on eBay? I've been selling on eBay as Hellobabydirect for about...

2010-01-28

Advanced and Terapeak - ready to rocket! Hold on tight!

This week Terapeak's parent company, Advanced Ecommerce Research Systems, was bestowed the honor of inclusion in the “Ready to Rocket” list – a list of the top twenty-five private companies best...

2010-01-14

Halfway Hockey: Bruins, Blackhawks soar to top of Terapeak NHL index

We're more than halfway through the 2009-10 NHL season, and there's been a pretty significant shake-up at the top of the Terapeak NHL Index. When we reported on the index at the beginning of...

2010-01-13

Wall Street Journal uses Terapeak to track Tiger Woods video game sales

In a recent article analyzing the sales of of Electronic Arts Inc.’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf video game, The Wall Street Journal mentions Terapeak as a source of sales research: According to...

2010-01-05

New Year's Revelation: Holiday eaters turn to eBay to lose weight

Quick, name a New Year's Resolution! Quit Smoking? Save money? Spend more time with family? The above are all popular amongst resolution-makers, no doubt, but you'd be hard-pressed to find many...

2010-01-05

Terapeak founder honored by Business in Vancouver's "Forty under 40"

Business in Vancouver has announced its "Forty Under 40" for 2009... and look who made the cut! The scan is a bit hard to read (clicking the image will enlarge it), but that's Terapeak...

2010-01-04

Happy New Year from Terapeak!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and to let you know we're back in the office after a glorious week off. Live support (phone, LiveChat) is available again, so if there's any way we can...

2009-12-22

Outwit, Outplay, Outbid: "Survivor" auctions game-used props for charity

We've reported similar stories about Miley Cyrus and Nine Inch Nails in recent months, and now pioneering CBS reality show Survivor is getting in on the charity action. Following Sunday's...

2009-12-18

Disney Domination: Classic brand feasts on eBay holiday shoppers

A week ago, we blogged about the holiday toy racket, which year after year provides one of the more reliable markets on eBay. But what if you were to boil that phenomenon down into one single brand?...

2009-12-17

eBay Football Frenzy: Teams jostle for position atop Terapeak NFL Index

Funny what on-field performance can do to a team's eBay sales... When the season began, we ran a blog detailing the 10 best-selling NFL teams. In order, they were: Dallas, Pittsburgh, Chicago,...

2009-12-15

Terapeak reaches 1st place in Techvibes' Victoria startup index!

Hey, check it out! We've been tracking Techvibes' Startup Index for Victoria, BC since our initial debut many moons ago... and now look where we sit! It's a great honor to be considered the...

2009-12-11

Toys, Toys, Toys: Santas worldwide are buying on eBay

This isn't exactly the hardest time of year for us to find visually-dramatic sales trends -- in fact, it's almost certainly the easiest. A majority of all two-year Terapeak trends will show peaks and...

2009-12-09

Terapeak and WorthPoint launch Terapeak Collectibles!

We told you a couple weeks ago we were in the final stages of testing, and now the big day is here... Terapeak Collectibles is live! Available exclusively via eBay's Selling Manager...

2009-12-07

A Holiday Gift for Terapeak Users: Our new iPhone app!

As a token of our appreciation for each and every Terapeak subscriber, we're proud this month to not only introduce our brand new iPhone application, but to offer it FREE as part of all North American...

2009-11-30

Sweet November: Black Friday a red letter day for thousands of eBay sellers

So, Black Friday was last week, and if you spent any part of the weekend near a shopping mall or TV or newspaper or the Internet, you're probably sick of hearing about it. But whoa, what a day....

2009-11-30

Pretty Sales Machine: Nine Inch Nails auctioning "hundreds of items" on eBay

Last August, after hearing that Miley Cyrus had put some of her own clothing and schwag up for charity auction, we wondered aloud whether sellers of other Miley/Hannah-related goods would benefit --...

2009-11-27

New Moon, Same Result: "Twilight" still selling like crazy on eBay

Twilight is popular. We've known this for a while. If you'd asked us just one month ago whether we thought the series could get any more popular, we probably would shrugged and said we'd stopped...

2009-11-19

Market Warfare, Too: Record-breaking video game excels on eBay as well

Since 2003, the Call of Duty video game series has been providing PC, PlayStation and XBox users with some of the most popular first-person shooters on any platform. Never before, however, has a...

2009-11-18

Wired magazine mentions Terapeak in article about CD, book reselling

A couple days ago, Wired posted an interesting little news story on its blog, about a recently-launched site for anyone wanting to sell books, CDs, DVDs, and video games. The site, called Glyde, was...

2009-11-05

Konnichiwa, eBay: Terapeak Japan has officially launched!

Not too long ago, we announced that Japanese eBay service provider 500RPM would be launching a locally-translated Terapeak tool for Japan-based sellers... Today, we're happy to announce that the...

2009-11-04

Terapeak Mobile Merchant and Terapeak Merchant Analytics unveiled at PayPal X Innovate 2009

Two weeks ago, we told you that Terapeak's parent company, Advanced Ecommerce Research Systems, would be making a pair of exciting announcements at the inaugural PayPal X Innovate 2009 Developer...

2009-10-20

AERS a silver sponsor of PayPal Innovate '09

Terapeak is proud to announce that its parent company, Advanced Ecommerce Research Systems, has been chosen as a silver sponsor of PayPal's Innovate 2009 developer conference this November!...

2009-10-15

"Wild Things": Film adaptation gives new sales life to classic kid's book

In 1963, Maurice Sendak published a little book called Where the Wild Things Are, about the wild adventures of a boy named Max who is sent to bed without dinner. Max dons a wolf costume and becomes...

2009-10-13

Terapeak Case Study: The proof is in the product!

Over the past several months, Terapeak has been conducting studies that analyze the impact of market research on eBay sellers' sales and success rate. We're very grateful to all those who've...

2009-10-01

Hockey Hoopla: Terapeak's NHL on eBay index gears up for new season

It was only a few weeks ago that football came back into our lives, and already, for sports fans, the season is getting even sweeter... Tonight, the puck drops on the 2009-10 NHL season! As many...

2009-09-24

True Blood, True Value: HBO's vampire series best-selling DVD on eBay

As if that other vampire-riffic phenomenon couldn't get any bigger, we were peeping the Terapeak Hot DVDs section this morning and noticed a TV series atop the list... For those keeping score,...

2009-09-22

"Dummy" Love: eBay how to book gives shout-out to Terapeak

By now, you're probably aware of the For Dummies book series -- its classic yellow dust jacket, that little cartoon dude on the front. Since 1991, the series has published over 1,500 different...

2009-09-17

Beatlemania's Back: "Rock Band", Reissues help Fab Four sell on eBay

In case you haven't heard, there's this wild new video game out, where you and a few friends get to be English kids with bad haircuts, who sing cute little pop songs that eventually become more...

2009-09-16

Terapeak announces partnership with Japanese company 500RPM

The Terapeak team just got a bit more international! We're very excited today to announce a brand new partnership with 500RPM, a Japanese service provider for Japan-based eBay sellers. Known...

2009-09-11

Photos: Terapeak Germany at Afterbuy BBQ in Krefeld

Check it out: our friends and partners at Terapeak Germany (Auktionsanalyse!) sent some photos from this year's Afterbuy+Friends BBQ in Krefeld, Germany! For those who don't know, the AfterBuy BBQ...

2009-09-10

Football Fever: Kick off the new season with Terapeak's NFL Index!

If there's one upside to summer ending (it feels dirty even saying that), it's what kicks off tonight: a new NFL season! In what's become a tradition over the past several years, the defending...

2009-09-09

Sarah Palin is trying to sabotage the Terapeak Election index!

Like Miley before her, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is getting in on the eBay action. Until September 18th, dinner with the once-VP-candidate is up for grabs via auction, with bidding set to...

2009-09-04

OS Xceptional: Apple's Snow Leopard a Sell-Through Superstar

A week ago today, Apple released its new operating system, Mac OS X v10.6 -- better known worldwide as "Snow Leopard". Announced to the public and released to developers in early June, "Snow Leopard"...

2009-08-18

Terapeak CEO featured on FOX Business News!

On the heels of yesterday's Selling Manager Applications launch, we have some more exciting news to report: our venerable CEO, Fred Speckeen, was featured this morning on a FOX Business News segment,...

2009-08-17

Terapeak leads first wave of eBay Selling Manager Applications!

Some big news coming out of eBay this morning: today, August 17th, eBay unleashes its first stable of Selling Manager Applications... and guess who's leading the charge! Some quick background for...

2009-07-22

Desperate Measures: Can eBay help Lehman Brothers recoup lost funds?

Preliminary reports: not even close. You may have seen in the news this week that Lehman Brothers, perhaps the newsiest of the fallen investment firms, has begun selling off all Lehman-related...

2009-07-17

Kindle Surprise: eBay, eBooks… eBigBrother?

Surfing Twitter today, we noticed a trending topic we'd never really seen before -- "Kindle" -- as in, those e-book-reading devices introduced by Amazon a while back. Well apparently, according to...

2009-07-07

AuctionBytes reports on Terapeak Michael Jackson research

AuctionBytes, an online publication that reports on ecommerce and eBay, yesterday published a terrific article titled "Terapeak Quantifies the Michael Jackson Effect on eBay". Chock full of...

2009-06-15

Apple Seeds: iPhone price-drop equals surge in eBay sales

If you're a long-time Terapeak subscriber and/or blog reader, you'll know we've had a keen interest in iPhones since the first 3G models were released last summer. It wasn't hard to predict then that...

2009-06-12

Holy Matri-Money: Wedding stuff surges on eBay

(Worst headline ever? Yeah, probably. Okay, moving on...) It's officially wedding season here in the northern hemisphere, and, as with every year, that means millions of dollars pouring through a...

2009-06-09

Movie Merchandise: Making the most of "Hot" DVD research

Looking at Terapeak's Hot Media for April-May, the top five DVDs display a pretty wide breadth of film styles; you've got a near-three-hour Academy darling, a slapstick comedy starring that dude from...

2009-06-03

Cup Coincidence? NHL's Wings and Pens tops in eBay presence as well

It's been close to two months since we blogged about the NHL or mentioned the Terapeak NHL index (blame the sad-sack Canucks, who failed us once again), but watching the Pittsburgh Penguins salvage...

2009-06-01

Father's Day Reminder: 20 days left!

After wishing all the moms in the audience a happy day last month, we'd be remiss not to give the daddies of the world a shout-out as well, and to remind you that Father's Day happens in just under...

2009-05-27

American Idol: Not always a golden ticket

It's been a week now since Alabama pretty boy Kris Allen shocked even himself by winning the eighth season of FOX's American Idol, beating the glittery pants off of glammed-up Adam Lambert. The...

2009-05-20

More press! Terapeak featured in Saanich News

It may not be Good Morning America, but hey -- at least it shows up on our doorsteps here in Terapeak-land! The Saanich News, published weekly in Victoria, BC (that's a fancier name for...

2009-05-20

World Music: Arbitraging a few of the world's top-selling artists

It's been a few weeks since we launched our new international search tool, and we've already had lots of fun arbitraging goods across the different eBay sites. Today, we're going to focus on pop...

2009-05-18

Terapeak featured on "Good Morning America"

Woohoo! We're famous! Earlier today, ABC's Good Morning America ran an excellent story featuring eBay consignment seller and Terapeak user Niki Campbell  (of http://www.quick2sellpgh.com),...

2009-05-13

Young Guns: Crosby, Ovechkin square off one last time

Crosby, Ovechkin. Crosby, Ovechkin. Crosby, Ovechkin. For hockey fans worldwide, it's been a common refrain since the dynamic pair burst onto the scene four years ago, rivals from the get-go as...

2009-05-12

Terapeak Genius Research: People, uh, really like Twilight…

Whether you're a fan or not (and generally, it seems, you either really are or really aren't), there's no denying the otherworldly success of the Twilight novels. Since the first book came out all the...

2009-05-01

Trekkie Turnout: Shouldn't Star Trek be selling better right now?

Given the release next week of J.J. Abrams' looong-anticipated Star Trek movie, wouldn't you expect sales from the series to be up across the board? It's a trend we witnessed and blogged about when...

2009-04-27

Mother's Day Reminder: Thirteen days to go!

We all forget from time to time, and the ramifications are never pretty, so consider this your reminder: two weeks from yesterday (Sunday, May 10th), sons and daughters across 67 nations will present...

2009-04-24

Prez Appeal: How eBay rates Obama's first three months

... Has it really only been three months? Does it not feel like Obama's been in office longer than that? Maybe it's got to do with the years of hype leading up to last November's U.S. Presidential...

2009-04-23

WSJ uses Terapeak to track "posh" purchases on eBay

We're happy that the Wall Street Journal has once again used Terapeak's eBay data to illustrate a story! For the full report on luxury goods selling on eBay and beyond, click here! ...

2009-04-21

Summer Watch III: eBay in your backyard!

Well, we're happy to announce that the sunny weather here in Terapeak-land has held strong since our last  Summer Watch update, and that we're still as excited as ever about the upcoming season! (We...

2009-04-15

Playoff Push: NHL teams duke it out for eBay Cup

As with every year, it's a been a grueling 82-game regular season for all 30 NHL teams, but 16 in particular have battled especially hard to position themselves for what kicks off today -- the real...

2009-04-14

Hannah Montana: Kind of a big deal

If you spent any portion of your Easter weekend at the movie theatres, you likely witnessed part of the preteen throng that helped Hannah Montana: The Movie snag #1 honors at the U.S. box office....

2009-04-07

Even Those Who Love Us Sometimes Leave Us

We love our Terapeak users, and we think that sometimes the easiest way to talk about our own success as a business is to talk about the success of our subscribers. Of course, just like any...

2009-04-06

Summer Watch II: Play ball!

When we wrote the first installment of our epic Summer Watch blog series, it was a way to take our minds off the gloomy weather outside -- persistent, prickly, Pacific Northwest rain. But just a...

2009-04-01

eBay Selling Manager: Starring Terapeak!

If you've been following the Web 2.0 Expo going on in San Francisco this week, you've heard eBay's big announcement: the Selling Manager platform is now allowing third-party developers to embed their...

2009-03-30

Good eBay: What's selling this Easter?

Ready for the most painfully obvious up-trend graphic in Terapeak blog history? Boom! Check it out! Alright, duh, so it's no surprise that Easter collectibles are shooting up as the big...

2009-03-27

Web 2.0 Expo: Come check us out!

If you're in the San Francisco area between March 31 and April 3, we highly encourage you to check out the Web 2.0 Expo at Moscone West. Both Terapeak CTO Andrew Sukow and AERS Sales Director Victor...

2009-03-25

Summer Sneak Peek: Because we caaan't waaait…

It feels a bit weird craving summer as badly as we do right now, considering our headquarters on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, but this year's winter has been an especially miserable one --...

2009-03-19

The Lipstick Indicator: What sacrifices are consumers making?

There's an economic theory called the Lipstick Indicator -- in brief terms, this is a trend observed in times of economic downturn, coined when retailers noticed women spending money on small luxury...

2009-03-16

Terapeak Feature Launch: Track eBay Fixed Price 30 Listings as they Sell

Press Release out Today! For immediate release March 16, 2009 Victoria, BC, Canada Terapeak, an eBay Certified Provider, today announced the release of several new features for...

2009-03-06

Watchmen Watch: The hype is legit…

If you've been living above ground for the past couple weeks, you're probably aware that today, finally, marks the much-anticipated release of Watchmen, a film adaptation of the celebrated 1980s comic...

2009-02-27

NHL Update: "Original 6" teams lead drive to the playoffs

The NHL's trade deadline looms next Wednesday, which means the drive to the playoffs has officially begun. In this coming week, teams will have one last chance to shuffle their rosters and try to...

2009-02-23

The Rise of Bakugan: It's time to take action!

Browsing Terapeak's Hot Searches list, which ranks the most popular eBay searches over the past little while, you'll find a lot of familiar suspects in places 1 through 7: wii, ipod, xbox 360, iphone,...

2009-02-17

Oscar Preview: Who takes home the most eBay hardware?

The 81st annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday in Hollywood, and here at Terapeak we'll be glued to the tube to catch all the stars and speeches. This year it seems the races are wide open --...

2009-01-28

Super Bowl XLIII: Who ya got?

It's that time of year -- Super Bowl time! -- and no matter whether you're rooting for the favored Steelers or upstart Cardinals, both teams are looking good in the wide world of eBay. Check out this...

2009-01-26

Superheroes Update: President Obama spurs Spider-Man sales

When we read in early January that Marvel was releasing a limited-circulation, Obama-themed Spider-Man cover shortly before Inauguration Day, our first reaction was to wonder how it would effect...

2009-01-20

Console Yourself: Terapeak launches Video Games index

Phew! It's been a long while since we launched a new index -- but that's what the holidaze can do to you! Anyway, we're back with one of our coolest yet: video game consoles, which continue to be...

2008-12-23

The 12 Days of Terapeak

Please note, this offer has expired. To generate your own custom reports, click here to review our plans and pricing options. The holidays are upon us, and Terapeak's getting giddy! Yep,...

2008-12-05

Holiday Bonus: Gain free access to eBay In Demand!

If you haven't heard already, eBay's new In Demand service is a tool that identifies high-demand inventory in low supply on ebay.com. In Demand is normally available to qualified sellers only -- those...

2008-12-02

Smartphones, Smartsellers: Blackberry launches Storm, outsells iPhone

Since launching in June 2007, iPhones and iPhone accessories have consistently been among the most hotly-contested items on eBay. Naturally, here at Terapeak, we've had a keen interest in iPhones...

2008-11-14

Election Wrap-up: History = Sales

As we wade through the aftermath of Barack Obama's historic victory in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, take a look at this still-shot taken from Terapeak's election index today: Tells a...

2008-10-15

Ice, Ice, eBay: Terapeak launches NHL index

Given the success of our NFL index, and because we're a Canadian-based company with the moral obligation, we've created a new sales index that tracks the eBay sales of all 30 NHL teams. You can sort...

2008-10-02

NFL Update: Eagles soar to the third in the conference

It's been a month today since we launched our NFL on eBay index, and already it's been a remarkable season -- from league-changing injuries, to historic coach-firings, to undefeated teams led by...

2008-09-30

Tote Couture: Terapeak launches handbags index

With the steady popularity of designer fashion accessories on eBay -- women's handbags in particular -- our team at Terapeak decided it would be interesting to compare the sales of a few top-selling...

2008-09-19

Election Update: McCain tightens eBay gap

Isn't it funny how eBay sales mirror real current events? Re-examining Terapeak's 2008 election index, released last July, it appears the McCain campaign has come a long way toward bridging the...

2008-09-16

Hello, eBayyy! Terapeak launches guitar index

Since a few of us at the office here dabble in guitar-slingin' (some more than others; some just "Blackbird" and a few old Blink 182 songs), we thought it might be interesting to compare the eBay...

2008-09-02

NFL on eBay 2008: See how your favorite team stacks up!

With the Giants and Redskins kicking off the NFL season this Thursday, we've developed a league-wide sales index that compares the eBay sales of all 32 NFL teams. Sorting either by conference or...

2008-08-19

eBay to retire Marketplace Research tool – Terapeak to take over!

Terapeak users, we couldn't have done it without you! As of yesterday, August 18th, eBay has discontinued its own Marketplace Research tool, and, in its place, is offering ours! This marks a huge,...

2008-08-13

Holy eBay, Batman! The Dark Knight leads superheroes in recent sales!

... Duh. While cooking up our latest index-widget value meal, no one was surprised to find Batman mopping the floor with his crime-fighting allies. In not even four full weeks, summer blockbuster...

2008-07-29

Terapeak's Newest Diamond Gems

Baseball, as a sport, has always lent itself to stories. In any given season, there are hundreds of them—from no-hitters to clubhouse quitters, bench-clearing brawls to disputed home run balls....

2008-07-25

1st annual Webkinz Royal Rumble! Critters duke it out for sales supremacy

Nah, relax, it's nothing violent - Lion and Tiger still get along fine - we're talking about Terapeak's new Webkinz index, which compares the sales of critters across the eBay 'kinzdom, from Cow to...

2008-07-19

There’s Lots of Money in Those Old iPhones… on eBay

While reading an article linked to from Techmeme it is easy to see there are various ways to make money selling your old iPhone to get the new iPhone 3G.  In theory, people are willing to give up...

2008-07-10

New Index! Obama vs. McCain, eBay Style

CNN's first July poll shows Obama up by six percent, but Terapeak's new McCain-Obama index tells a whole other story. Not only does the index track and compare candidate-related sales and trends, its...

2008-06-23

eBay Live! 2008 - Great Success in Chicago!

One of our favorite events here at the Terapeak office is eBay Live! It’s a unique opportunity for us to gather feedback from our current users, introduce new users to the concept of market...

2008-06-16

Terapeak Teams up with the eBay Echo Project – Details Announced at the eBay Developer’s Conference

Participants at the eBay Developers Conference in Chicago today got a sneak peek at an exciting new eBay initiative that Terapeak has been involved with, called Project Echo. Since we are always...

2008-06-10

What’s up with Apple products?  The price and volume sold of unlocked iPhones, for one!

Terapeak’s iPhone Index is now online! This new index provides a very cool way to keep watch on the evolving iPhone market. The embeddable widget tracks locked vs. unlocked iPhone sales on eBay, and...

2008-05-03

Silver Age Iron Man Comics Get a Boost from Film Release

As the big budget film Iron Man hits theatres this week, demand for Silver age Iron Man comics has soared as well. According to results found using Terapeak's Hot Categories research tool, Iron man...

2008-04-18

Terapeak 5.0 - Now Available at a Computer Near You!

Hello! Welcome to a new era of Terapeak research! This week we launched Terapeak 5.0, the next generation of our existing site that incorporates not only a fresh new look and feel (and oh yeah,...

2008-04-15

International Research

Want to know what your product sells for in other markets? Use international research to discover opportunities all over the world. Use the preferences menu to adjust time and currency displayed as...

2008-04-03

MAC Eyeshadow BIG on eBay this Spring

One of this month's hot categories on eBay is Health & Beauty>Makeup>Eye Shadow>MAC. Mac is one of the leading producers of cosmetics, health and beauty products, with flashy ad...

2008-03-14

Die Cutting Machines: A fun scrapbooking tool and a hot product on eBay!

With an 80% sell through rate and the 9th highest sales revenue on the site, category #71228 (Crafts > Scrapbooking > Die Cutting Machines) is our feature hot category on eBay this week....

2008-03-05

Vintage Cameras a Hot Item on eBay through February

Let's take a look at an interesting result from Terapeak's Hot Category List from the last 30 days: Category # 11721: Vintage TLR Cameras. Sporting a very unique look compared to modern cameras, TLR...

2008-02-28

GI Joe sales steady as film project moves forward

GI Joe figures are a hot product category on eBay, and it's only going to get hotter as a live action movie based on the popular toy and cartoon series has recently gone into production. Director...

2008-02-14

HD DVD and Blu-Ray Continue to Compete for Sales on eBay

Netflix to drop HD DVD format, Best Buy to focus on Blu-rayTwo more setbacks for the HD DVD were revealed this week as Netflix moved to support Blu-ray exclusively while Best Buy announced they will...

2008-01-30

Demand for Heath Ledger Memorabilia Soars on eBay

Heath Ledger's star was already on the rise in anticipation for his role in the upcoming Batman sequel, the Dark Knight. His recent passing has sparked a huge increase in demand on eBay for anything...

2008-01-29

Super Bowl, Super Tickets?

Sports fans and those living with sports fans know that Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. This February 3rd, the Patriots meet the Giants in Glendale, Arizona. One billion people worldwide...

2008-01-22

Webkinz on eBay Pricing with Terapeak Research

The Terapeak Webkinz Index – Dec 2007 Here’s a fun report using eBay research on Webkinz, those educational and interactive toys popular with the tween and younger set. If you’re not that...

2008-01-18

Terapeak Market Research Helps Fulfill One of Your New Year's Resolutions!

 We've just released an exciting new promotion at Terapeak and wanted to be sure our blog readers heard about it first! Here's the update: This year Terapeak wants to make it that much easier for...

2007-10-16

Terapeak Attends AfterBuy BBQ in Germany

We had a great time at the AfterBuy.com BBQ a few weeks ago.  We had the chance to speak with many eBay sellers in Germany and learn from their experience how research can be applied to their online...

2007-09-24

Terapeak at E-Commerce Paris 2007 Event

Terapeak recently presented at the E-Commerce Paris 2007 Event. Our team at www.terapeak.fr had the opportunity to share the benefits of eBay research with merchants in France. We have two 30 second...

2007-09-11

Terapeak in Hong Kong

Terapeak participated in eBay day in Hong Kong. It was a fun event with a lot of energy in the air. The eBay community in Hong Kong is thriving and we were happy to participate.  You can find...