In an effort to become more visible in the shipping industry, eBay has launched a new shipping supplies store. Why, you might ask, would eBay decide now that they need to make their own boxes? Perhaps they noticed that one of their biggest competitors, Amazon, is still around. They were supposed to be stopped by eBay many years ago - it's easier to make your own auctions and sell in a place where the price of goods is dictated by auction-style pricing, right? As it turns out, Amazon's method of providing prices that appeared stable seemed to work better - and shipping every store's goods in an Amazon box seemed to be the ticket to people's mindshare, too.