>I wanted to share some presentations from eBay Developer Conference 2007 that I thought were of note. They are not too technical related specifically to web merchants and those interested in marketing their site to search engines: Data Mining: The Key to Affiliate Successhttp://pages.ebay.com/devcon/AlexSchultz_DataMiningTheAPIFINAL.pdf Alex SchultzSpeaker Alex Schultz put himself through college as an affiliate […]

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tekgems on June 20th, 2007

>business – Locating Steady Product Sources Locating a wholesale distributor who supplies what you want to sell isn’t always easy, but Sun W. Kim, 30, founder of TekGems Inc. (eBay User ID: tekgems), found a novel way to do it. The San Francisco electronics entrepreneur did Google searches for the model numbers of products he […]

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tekgems on June 20th, 2007

>Do you need an external floppy drive for your Mac running OS X? This item is perfect for you. While it will do read Mac proprietary SuperDrive diskettes (remember the 800K and 1600KB diskettes?), it will read any drive formatted to the 720KB or 1.44MB standard. Starting from Mac OS X 10.2 and up, the […]

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>Official Google Checkout Blog: Update to our event on 6/14 Wonder if this had anything to do with eBay pulling their AdWords feed. In any event, eBay will not likely allow Google Checkout on eBay. While it is anti-competitive, just having Paypal on eBay makes the dispute resolution process more consistent. I think Google Checkout […]

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>eBay’s PayPal Service to Roll out ‘Advanced Risk Predictors’: “In October, PayPal will test a Web Service that utilizes advanced risk predictors, giving merchants more information and control over whether to accept payments, while maintaining buyer privacy. The Web Service will fully rollout in 2008.” This is good news for eBay sellers. Many of us […]

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> eBay’s Payment Policies Spark Two Antitrust Lawsuits: “Two antitrust lawsuits were filed against eBay in April 2007 and have been assigned to the same judge because they are related, according to court filings. The plaintiffs in both parties have complained of eBay’s practices with regard to its online payment service PayPal. The same judge […]

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tekgems on June 12th, 2007

>Who is the real Goliath? Is it Google Checkout or Paypal? Paypal has a lot more registered users and are building a bigger off-eBay presence every day. Paypal is also partnered up with the likes of Yahoo! Stores that offer Paypal Express Checkout and Direct Payment. With Paypal Direct Payment, merchants receive a merchant account-like […]

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tekgems on June 12th, 2007

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> The first thing you need to determine is why you are counting. Specifically, what is it that you expect to achieve through your count program? If you are setting up a program just to fulfill a corporate requirement of counting inventory X times per year or to achieve some subjective accuracy number thrown at […]

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> Of all warehouse processes, order picking tends to get the most attention. It’s just the nature of distribution and fulfillment that you generally have more outbound transactions than inbound transactions, and the labor associated with the outbound transactions is likely a big piece of the total warehouse labor budget. Another reason for the high […]

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