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The Web Retailer News Digest for April 30th, 2021

By Andy Geldman

The world’s #1 seller on eBay and #3 on Amazon has been floated on the London Stock Exchange. Almost everything they sell is second-hand.

The Web Retailer News Digest for April 30th, 2021
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Mark Hetherington

They could get rid of unpaid item claims by asking buyers to authorise the payment when they bid, so that it’s taken automatically at the end of the auction. It’s a legally binding sale so I see no reason why it couldn’t be done. But then of course, making things easy was never part of eBay’s remit. They could end fraudulent “item not received” claims overnight by insisting that buyers pay for tracked delivery if they want to be covered – in any other walk of life, if you want insurance for something you have to pay for it. To… Read more »

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