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Latest Ecommerce News - July 28, 2015

eBay Changes Feedback System, Questions Remain
eBay rolled out changes to feedback with a new component about delivery performance, but it failed to tell sellers if it will use the information collected to reward or penalize their standings.

eBay Kills Local Same-Day Delivery
Sellers received notice this week that eBay will be discontinuing its same-day delivery and in-store pickup services enabled through Reach. eBay was among a number of companies trying to capitalize on local online shopping, among them Amazon and Google. eBay downplayed the news on Monday.

Could Etsy Hook Up with a Post-IPO Square?
The financial press are saying payments firm Square has plans to go public and cited sources who say it has filed a prospectus confidentially. Could a Square-marketplace hookup make sense given the synergies that were experienced between PayPal and eBay?

eBay Runs Promo for UK Business Sellers
eBay UK is running a promotion to encourage business sellers to list items for sale this week. Sellers must opt in, and restrictions apply.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - July 12, 2015
    (July 12, 2015, Issue #380)
    It's a time of tremendous change in the ecommerce industry, particularly for marketplace sellers. eBay and PayPal will officially separate on Friday - see which eBay insider said it's literally make or break time for the marketplace. Amazon is entering new territory people never thought they'd attempt - and on Wednesday, it's launching a brand new holiday to rival Black Friday. You can read more about these developments in today's editorial along with a link to a video interview Marketing Sherpa's Courtney Eckerle conducted with yours truly about small-business branding.

    NEW! Google Analytics Can Help Sellers of All Sizes Reach Their Goals
    (July 12, 2015, Issue #380)
    Large retailers aren't the only ones using data to boost sales and increase customer loyalty. EcommerceBytes looks at how small online sellers can go beyond simply counting visits and use data more wisely with the help of Google Analytics. The key, experts say, is defining your goals and then measuring your success.

    NEW! Registering Your Product Brand through the Amazon Brand Registry
    (July 12, 2015, Issue #380)
    If you've never heard of Amazon Brand Registry, this is a must-read article. Skip McGrath shares how he uses the program to register his unique brands to gain control over his product pages and how it works for him.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Canned Luncheon Meat
    (July 12, 2015, Issue #380)
    A certain canned luncheon meat introduced by Hormel in 1937 has become the favorite of collectors. The food - not to be confused with unwanted emails clogging up your inbox - is even considered a delicacy by some.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - July 12, 2015
    (July 12, 2015, Issue #380)
    In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From shipping issues to payment processing, from fees to online marketplace policies, EcommerceBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.


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