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Ina Steiner EcommerceBytes Blog
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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Tue Apr 18 2017 10:49:13

Could Ads on Packages Subsidize Shipping Costs?

By: Ina Steiner
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Shipping boxes may be a good place to sell advertising, and the USPS and Amazon have already tried out the concept. In a recent article, RetailWire said beauty brand Revlon paid to have 10 million Amazon shipping boxes branded with its name as part of a campaign dubbed "the Love Project." 

The marketing experts with whom the publication spoke thought it was great idea, as long as it wasn't done to the point where customers begin to tune out the ads.

The Revlon campaign is the second to utilize Amazon shipping boxes - in 2015, cartoon characters from the Despicable Me ... Read More
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Sun Apr 16 2017 21:44:16

eBay OKs Practice of Fulfilling from Amazon

By: Ina Steiner
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eBay said it was fine with sellers who use the Amazon marketplace as a drop-shipper, and Amazon seems pretty laissez-faire about the concept as well, with no known reports of the company cracking down on the practice.

During last week's eBay chat session, a moderator called the practice a valid form of order fulfillment.

The topic came up when a buyer described an issue they were having with an eBay seller and asked, "Why are seller's shipping via Amazon when an item is bought on eBay?" 

"Am I missing something," they asked, saying it had happened to the twice in as many months.

The moderator replied, "Our ... Read More
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Tue Apr 11 2017 13:52:05

Is Etsy Right to Force Sellers to Offer Etsy Payments?

By: Ina Steiner
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Etsy is requiring all sellers to accept Direct Checkout, which it is rebranding "Etsy Payments." Sellers who don't set up Etsy Payments will have their selling privileges suspended on May 18. 

Etsy says it wants buyers to have a consistent experience when they check out on Etsy, though it's also important to note this is a revenue generator for the company, which went public 2 years ago this month. "When a buyer pays using Direct Checkout, we'll deduct a payment processing fee before depositing the funds into your bank account. This fee varies by location of your bank and can range ... Read More
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Mon Apr 10 2017 15:24:49

Amazon Fraud Targets Sellers, Beware

By: Ina Steiner
 
We have been reporting on a wave of fraud that hit Amazon in March that targets buyers, and the Wall Street Journal followed up today with additional troubling news: "attackers have changed the bank-deposit information on Amazon accounts of active sellers to steal tens of thousands of dollars from each," it wrote.

In the attacks we documented in this blog post and in an in-depth report in the 411 newsletter, fraudsters were posing as sellers using mostly "just launched" selling accounts to defraud buyers. We also noted that some sellers were seeing an uptick in dormant accounts being hijacked as part ... Read More
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Thu Apr 6 2017 16:21:04

eBay Fails to Warn Sellers of Costly Glitch

By: Ina Steiner
 
eBay sellers are being hit with hefty bank fees for non-sufficient funds (NSF) due to a glitch, and the company's failure to inform sellers is mystifying. 

When charging for postage through eBay shipping labels, rather than pulling from sellers' PayPal balances, eBay/PayPal is pulling funds from the sellers' backup funding sources instead. 

Some sellers use credit cards for their backup funding, but many use bank accounts. There was no indication of the funding change when printing labels on eBay to give sellers a clue the problem was occurring. 

Sellers are coming to the boards to say they discovered they had been accruing fees as high ... Read More
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