EBay (EBAY) is partnering with three major retailers to get online shoppers to also buy in the...

EBay (EBAY) is partnering with three major retailers to get online shoppers to also buy in the store, offering those who spend $100 online a $10 voucher to spend at the same retailer's store. The promotion, which takes the opposite approach of Amazon's (AMZN) recent effort, will run through Dec. 19 with three retailers: Toys 'R' Us, Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) and Aeropostale (ARO).

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  • Philip Cohen
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    eBay is offering $10. Things are getting desperate.


    Whew ... is that roadkill I can smell?


    Or, maybe, it's just eBay’s going down the toilet, and …


    Study Sees PayPal Adoption Down Among Multi-Channel Merchants


    “Twenty-two percent of EPIS merchants who had accepted PayPal on their own websites and off-eBay stores in October 2010 stopped accepting PayPal as a payment method on those sites in October 2011.


    “There were 19% more merchants who accepted credit cards on their own websites and stores in October 2011 than in October 2010.”




    Thankfully, Visa is to launch its new “V.me” online payments gateway next year. The idea is similar to that offered by PayPal: you upload details of your payment cards to Visa—even if they're not Visa-branded—and Visa will process the payment without revealing your card details to the merchant.


    At least off-eBay online merchants will at last be able to free themselves from the unprofessional, unscrupulous and “clunky” PreyPal. And, undoubtedly, PreyPal will then atrophy back to only it’s mandated use on the eBafia marketplace, from whence, without its mandated use thereon, PreyPal would never have had the success that it has had.


    But, be in no doubt, except for its mandated use on whatever will be by then left of the Donahoe-stagnated eBay Marketplace, the clunky PreyPal will elsewhere be quickly buried by Visa’s professional offering, “V.me”, once it is up and running in 2012. No more underpinning of eBay’s sagging bottom line by PreyPal.


    What will the “eBafia Don” do then? Maybe, if Mittless Romney wins the GOP nomination he will pick his fellow “Pain from Bain”, the headless turkey, John Donahoe? Donahoe's nearing the completion of his destruction of the eBay marketplace and he should soon be looking for an even bigger challenge.


    PayPal claims PayPal Is Not a Payments Processor!


    eBay / PayPal / Donahoe: Dead Men Walking.
    17 Dec 2011, 04:16 PM Reply Like
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