Motors Promotion: Ultimate Motors Giveaway


Calling all gearheads! eBay Motors launched a promotion that began on March 10 and will run through April 11 to drive awareness of eBay Garage, the online community that gives auto enthusiasts the opportunity to explore vehicles, share photos, find parts and chat with other members.

Your visitors can enter to win the grand prize of a 2014 Cadillac … Read more

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Mobile Survey on the Way


As a valued partner in our program, your feedback is important to us. While we have insightful conversations on our blogs and in our forum, we also find value in gathering a more focused perspective on specific topics from time to time.

Beginning March 13, we will email UK and US publishers a link to a survey with questions about … Read more

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Extending the Timeframe for Transaction Adjustments


On March 3, eBay Partner Network put in place a change that extends the current transaction adjustments window from seven to 30 days and which will be visible to publishers starting in April.

As you know, ePN earnings are based on Winning Bid Revenue (WBR), which is the amount eBay earns when customers make purchases. WBR consists of seller fees … Read more

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Rules of Engagement: Making Content Count


Creating captivating content is more than simply stating facts or sharing information and hoping people read it. In a world where everything is faster paced by the minute, the key is finding ways to get — and keep — readers engaged, something that’s particularly important in the affiliate industry. Here are some tips to do just that.

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Tweet Tweet, Thumbs Up: Practical Tips for Promoting on Facebook and Twitter


Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island void of technology for the past decade, you probably know that social media plays a key role in the majority of successful business plans. Social media is cost-effective and easily accessible, and can be an integral component of effective customer communication, company branding and influence, and even sales. With the plethora of … Read more

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eBay Category Updates and Additions


As many of you know, from time to time eBay updates its categories in order improve the customer experience. This week several category changes went into effect. We’ve outlined all changes below, and you’ll see that most involve the addition of new meta-categories, as well as a few category name changes and one newly combined category.

If you’re using Category … Read more

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A More Granular Look at Commission Rates Per Meta-Category


Since we published our category rate card, many of you have been asking for a more detailed look at meta-category level data. As a result we’ve published more than 100 of the top categories on eBay and their default revenue share percentage for frequent buyers. Note that there are two sheets, one for the U.S. program and another for … Read more

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How to Make Choosing Easier


We understand that managing a website can be a challenging endeavor that leaves little extra time for seeking out business inspiration. As we want to be a valued resource for you, we like to occasionally share videos and articles from thought leaders and experts who are providing insightful information that can be applied to everyday business practices.

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All You Need is Love! (And a Great Deal)


Love is in the air — and so are loads of amazing promotions and deals that will make your visitors’ hearts skip a beat! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, eBay has gathered the best gift deals for any love-struck shopper looking to make this heartfelt holiday memorable for that someone special.

Here are some gifts that we think … Read more

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ePN TV: Erin Stoner on Best Practices for Working with Customer Support


In this episode of ePN TV, Erin Stoner, Global Customer Support Manager at eBay Partner Network, talks about some of the most common customer support questions as well as how you can most efficiently work with her team to get issues resolved in a timely manner.

At the forefront of customer service for ePN, Erin is on top of all … Read more

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