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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 discussions about business models, sourcing practices, selling strategies, and other similar topics.   Independent sellers often struggle with the complexity of tax preparation. Are you making any of these basic mistakes? (Image: © James Martin / Fotolia)   That's...
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Posted on March 18, 2014 in eBay/ecommerce News,News and Updates,Terapeak Tips & Tutorials

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 Seller Ratings in 2007. This new metric is called the defect rate, and it dovetails with eBay's Cassini strategy in placing ever-more emphasis on shopper and buyer satisfaction as the most fundamental elements of eBay's continued success. eBay's 2014 Spring...
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Posted on March 11, 2014 in eBay/ecommerce News,News and Updates

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 law, potentially affecting a large number of sellers operating in the U.S. The U.S. Marketplace Fairness Act has seen a lot of press coverage, but what does it mean, in concrete terms, for eBay and Amazon sellers? Unfortunately, discussion and debate of the act has been...
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Posted on June 20, 2013 in eBay/ecommerce News,News and Updates

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 5D Mk III (MSRP: $3,499.00) Canon 6D (MSRP: $2,099.00) Canon 650D (MSRP: $849.99) Our goal is to use Terapeak for eBay market data, to determine just how quickly a new camera depreciates in value. The sample set is pulled using the keyword string "canon 650d body -kit...
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Posted on March 21, 2013 in eBay Selling Tips,eBay/ecommerce News,Hot Products/Trends,New Tools & Tricks,Terapeak Trends,Terapeak/eBay Events

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 Samsung, by offering similar features and functions as the current touchscreen smart phones. For investors, the Z10 launch signals a comeback for Blackberry, with significant chatter emanating from analyst firms such as Bernstein. The timing for the phone’s release is important....
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Posted on March 19, 2013 in eBay/ecommerce News,Hot Products/Trends,New Tools & Tricks,Terapeak Tips & Tutorials,Terapeak Trends

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

Alice Delore is an education specialist for, an online community of over 100,000 online sellers and retailers. Their product range consists of an online selling course, ecommerce software and their flagship product, a wholesale directory. Social media options are aplenty with Twitter, YouTube, the fast-growing Pinterest and (the slightly lonely) Google + all offering ways to connect with potential and existing customers. Facebook, however, is...
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Posted on January 24, 2013 in Archive,eBay/ecommerce News,Terapeak News,Useful Links

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