Why Has a Seller Blocked Me on eBay? The Seller’s Shield Against Troublesome Buyers
In the vast and ever-evolving landscape of online marketplaces, eBay stands as a prominent player, connecting buyers and sellers from across the globe. However, while eBay offers a convenient platform for transactions, certain buyers are finding themselves blocked by sellers. The underlying reasons behind this action are multifaceted and often tied to the seller’s concerns about troublesome individuals. While a blocked buyer might feel slighted or unfairly targeted, a closer examination reveals that sellers’ motivations are grounded in pragmatic reasons aimed at safeguarding their time, reputation, and peace of mind.… Click here to continue reading this article
The Amazon Base Reserve Policy Cash Grab: Amazon’s Seller Stranglehold
Have you had the “Changes to your Base Reserve policy” email from Amazon?
Amazon, the titan of the online retail landscape, has instigated a policy change that reverberates profoundly throughout its vast seller community. This new policy involves holding onto a reserve of sellers’ money for over a week on a rolling basis, under the guise of a Delivery Date Based Reserve policy.
So you’re looking for the LR173024 alloy wheel centre caps for your Range Rover, but don’t want to pay over £50 each? Look no further.
If you’re a Range Rover owner, you may be all too familiar with the high costs associated with genuine spare parts, especially when it comes to seemingly simple items like alloy wheel centre caps. However, aftermarket options for Range Rover alloy wheel centre caps, specifically part number LR173024, have emerged at significantly lower prices than those found at main dealers.
If you’re looking for long barbecue skewers in the UK, you might have seen mention on social media of the famous “Russian skewers”. What are they? We’ll explain, and we’ll show you where to get the proper ones in the UK.
They’re not exclusively Russian per se, the design comes from the times when Russia, Ukraine, the Baltics and other countries were all part of the Soviet Union. Their use soon spread to Scandinavia too. But you’ll find ones like these in every dacha in Russia and Ukraine today.
Cheaper Than Amazon and eBay: If you want to shop cheaper than Amazon or eBay, you need to remove the intermediary.
Online shopping nowadays is cleverly set up to put an intermediary between the buyer and the seller. That intermediary might be Amazon, eBay, another shopping platform, or an advertising portal like Google.
With food, it’s Uber Eats or Deliveroo. With taxis it’s Uber. With groceries it’s Getir. There’s always someone who wants to put themselves between buyer and seller at your expense.
Where to Buy Gtech Battery Chargers Trade: If you’re in the vacuum cleaner repair trade, and you repair Gtech vacuum cleaners, you might be looking for somewhere to buy Gtech battery chargers trade, that is, at a trade price in quantity.
How does £5.90 each including delivery and VAT* when buying ten sound? Read on……
(* price correct at time of writing)
In the vacuum cleaner repair trade, repairers often encounter various challenges when it comes to sourcing affordable and OEM-looking battery chargers, especially when dealing with Gtech vacuum cleaners. Who wants those nasty generic black ones some sell?… Click here to continue reading this article
If you want to buy a UK specification combined 30mph and speed camera sign, we can point you to it.
On its own, a 30mph sign is of limited effect. Similarly, on its own, a camera sign is of limited effect. However, put the two together and psychologists say that the combined effect is a more effective call to action in the brain. That is why local authorities have started using the combined speed limit and camera sign.
Have you had the “Extra Payment Required” email from Parcel2Go or Evri?
As online sellers, we access the services of Hermes/myHermes (2022 edit – now Evri) sometimes direct, and sometimes through parcel2go.com – depending on which platform we are booking from.
Years ago, everyone used to book everything at 0.99kgs and anything up to about 3kgs would go through without a hitch. That was never going to last.
In the last 18 months, Hermes has started routinely weighing everything, so weights must be accurate. No big deal and not rocket science to make sure which band your parcel falls into, right?… Click here to continue reading this article
If you are selling online and using MyHermes as your delivery service, here is a cautionary tale.
We send perhaps 50 parcels a day with Hermes, they seem to get most of them right. We get a few bouts of stupidity such as stuff delivered to completely different addresses, one customer found one on the road outside his house, the odd one gets damaged and the odd one has been stolen in transit (vanished).
If you are a UK online seller and want to sell into the USA, this article is for you. Selling into the US from the UK is full of pitfalls.
We all love selling online, don’t we? Especially in the UK.
America and Canada are potentially important markets to look at, as there are over 330 million people there. So we want to sell online to Americans, right? (And for simplistic purposes, we include Canada in the term ‘America’ and ‘Americans’ from here on in.)
Are you having problems with your Paypal Access MasterCard?
I have started to refer to mine as the “no access” card. Rather often I am getting ‘transaction declined’ notices for no clear reason. Who needs a debit card that is unreliable?
If you have a Paypal Access Mastercard (PrePay Solutions), do PLEASE be aware that it wont always work and you must always have back up funds on you! Never rely on this card for subscriptions to anything, either.
A few days ago, my Paypal Master Card was declined (again) in Morrisons supermarket (which isn’t very cool because it makes you look like a skint member) but this time, they took they money from the Paypal account!… Click here to continue reading this article
Looking for a user review of Nochex? Looking for a UK alternative to Paypal? Read on.
I’ll give a positive shout here for the Nochex SELLER ACCOUNT. We use it on our site for small orders, but it is limited to £100 per transaction, and UK cards only unless you open the Merchant Account.
DO NOT open a Nochex Merchant Account. We got stung this way when asking them for a larger transaction limit on our seller account (trying to escape the awful Paypal). They ask you your likely monthly turnover, you tell them, and they then want to retain that much forever as security against chargebacks!… Click here to continue reading this article
Since eBay made the feedback system a one way street, it added yet another level to the disadvantages that must be endured by eBay sellers. Buyers (even the ones that don’t pay) now operate with impunity on eBay. Sellers are unable to leave anything other than positive feedback for buyers. This assumes all buyers are without blemish and in possession of a clean set of morals and ethics. All very well if you live in The Night Garden, but not entirely realistic in the real world.
As an eBay seller, you will have had your fair share of slow, late or non paying eBayers. We get them all the time. This article deals with how to deal with them.
The various forums attached to eBay are full of all kinds of flowery crap about how you should “wait for people” and generally sit around wondering if you are going to be paid. I don’t subscribe to those theories.
Like any eBay seller, you want to mail an item and have it arrive. Nobody wants “item not received” claims. Our Post Office is not perfect though. The days of 1st Class being one day transit time and 2nd class being 2-3 days transit time are long gone. In reality, 1st class tends to be 1-4 days and 2nd class up to a week. That is assuming they are not on strike or delayed by snow or leaves on the line or whatever it is this week that makes it slower still.… Click here to continue reading this article