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Auctiva is a service with a one-page lister, unlimited image hosting, templates, scheduling, and Auctiva Showcase in-auction gallery.
|Platforms||Web Based / SaaS|
|eBay Sites||eBay Australia, eBay Canada, eBay Motors, eBay UK, eBay.com|
Trial: 30 days
|Starter Plan||Up to 15 listings per month; 500MB of image space||$3.95 per month|
|Advanced Plan||Up to 100 listings per month; 1GB of image space||$9.95 per month|
|Elite Plan||Unlimited listings, 1.5GB, extra features||$14.95 per month|
|Pro Plan||Unlimited listings, 2GB, extra features||$19.95 per month|
Former Goldman Sachs executive Michael Evans has been appointed as President of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group.
Evans will be responsible for Alibaba Group's international growth strategy to grow the business outside China. He will report to Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang.
"Michael has been a close advisor to Alibaba Group for many years, and we greatly value his deep knowledge of our business, his experience as a proven business builder and leader globally, and his more than 20 years of experience in China," said Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang.
"Globalization is Alibaba Group's most important strategy for the coming decades, and our goal is to help 10 million global businesses and serve 2 billion consumers around the world. We have been laying the foundation for many years and now we need a global team in place with best-in-class talent to bring our vision to fruition. To that end, I can think of no one better than Michael to help Alibaba become a truly global company."
Prior to joining Alibaba, Evans spent 30 years in global finance, including the last 20 years as a Partner of Goldman Sachs, where he served as Vice Chairman, head of Global Growth Markets, and Chairman of Asia. Evans won an Olympic gold medal for his home country Canada as a member of the men's eights rowing team in the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics.
Source: Alibaba Group
"A decision by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to sell its U.S. online shopping site to a U.S. rival highlights the challenges facing the Chinese electronic-commerce company in mature Western markets dominated by competitors such as Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc.", reports The Wall Street Journal.
Alibaba started 11 Main only a year ago, but will sell the marketplace in return for a 37.6% stake in OpenSky. Alibaba now plans to concentrate on helping overseas merchants and brands sell their goods to Chinese consumers. Alibaba holds roughly 80% of the online shopping market.
"The key issue is whether we are going to have something in the U.S. market that will really target U.S. consumers. We think in the long run that's an interesting market to us. But today, our focus is very much on cross-border activities" that connect U.S. sellers with Chinese consumers, Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai said in a November interview with the WSJ.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has laid off employees at its marketplace management tool companies Vendio and Auctiva.
Spokesperson Abbygail Reyes told EcommerceBytes, "We have made changes that align the organization with the needs of our business and our long-term growth strategy."
eBay selling tool suppliers Auctiva and Vendio (both owned by Alibaba), and eBay themselves, are being sued over scrolling gallery technology that was used in the defunct slideLynxx widget (formerly AuctionLynxx).
The lawsuit was filed by Auction Acceleration Corporation (AAC), a subsidiary of "patent portfolio" company ITUS Corporation. It owns two patents which cover "presentation and cross selling technologies enabling auction sellers to cross-sell and upsell additional items to interested buyers, resulting in incremental sales, and higher yields per transaction", according to ITUS. The patents were originally granted to AuctionHelper.
ITUS President and CEO Robert Berman said, "The inventor of this technology was a pioneer in the early days of eBay, building tools that enabled sellers to generate millions of dollars of sales revenue. We will continue to stand up for small inventors and assist them in receiving fair consideration for their inventions, as we build value for our shareholders."
eBay listing tool Auctiva has released new versions of its listing pages.
The newer versions introduce a sleek aesthetic, more features and an easy-to-use layout. Auctiva Product Manager Rebecca Miller said, "The new features on the pages have been requested for ages, and we hope they’ll help our users manage their listings more efficiently."
With the new pages sellers can also add notes, end active listings early and restore deleted listings.
Auctiva users who use Verizon as their internet service provider are experiencing slow access to the eBay management tool, reports EcommerceBytes.
Auctiva spokesperson Abby Reyes told EcommerceBytes "We are aware of the issue and are currently working to resolve it in as quickly a manner as possible. We will be sure to keep you posted as any new details regarding the situation become available. We very much appreciate your patience."
Low cost eBay management tool Auctiva has released a number of improvements:
- A new page where sellers can restore recently deleted listings
- The ability to end items early
- Sellers can enter private listing notes visible only to them
- Accept Best Offers from buyers
- Add eBay store categories to fixed-price listings
- Support for same-day handling
- Bulk packing slip printing
An update to low-cost management tool for eBay sellers Auctiva brings support for larger images, seller notes, and eBay's managed returns center.
Supersized images up to 1,440 pixels by 1,920 pixels are now supported, up from a maximum of 1,024 pixels by 1,280 pixels. The new seller note field allows sellers to make notes about their saved listings which are not visible to buyers. When listings are launched directly from the one-page lister an eBay item number is now automatically provided. eBay's new Managed Returns Center for Top-Rated Sellers is now supported with the option to specify a restocking fee.
Low-cost eBay auction management tool Auctiva is to release a new version of their "supersized images" tool.
Auctiva's current supersized images tool was not well received on its release two years ago. The new version will add thumbnails while updating the navigation and reducing the amount of advertising.
Rebecca Miller, an eBay seller since 1999, has been appointed as the new product manager for eBay auction management service Auctiva.
Miller, a Top-rated seller with a feedback score of over 3,000 under ID bertthedog, has taken over from the recently retired Tony Maxey. Her role includes leading the development of new product features and creating a roadmap for future enhancements.
"I hope to be a voice for customers to help them accomplish their sales goals with Auctiva," said Miller. "I have been an eBay seller for more than 12 years. I know what customers' struggles are. I've felt their pain, and now I hope to help them even more."
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