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Latest Ecommerce News - August 28, 2015

PayPal Raises Fees 32 Percent for Some Merchants
PayPal is raising fees by 32 percent for high volume sellers, and those who process over $3,000 a month will see their fees rise 16 percent. eBay sellers will be particularly hard hit as the company announced on Thursday it was banning its sellers from using PayPal rivals.

eBay Bans Sellers from Offering PayPal Rivals
eBay is banning sellers from offering PayPal rivals ProPay and Skrill as payment methods on eBay. It informed sellers the very same day PayPal announced a fee increase, leaving sellers scrambling to find options ahead of the holiday shopping season.

eBay's Latest Move to Get People Selling
eBay is running another sweepstakes to entice people to sell unwanted items from around their homes, either directly or through its eBay Valet consignment service, and it is tying it into a campaign with organizational expert Marie Kondo.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - August 9, 2015
    (August 09, 2015, Issue #381)
    It's a new day at eBay after the split with PayPal in mid-July. Management is reaching out to sellers who have complaints. Also in today's editorial, we look at how online marketplaces eBay, Amazon, and Etsy fared in the second quarter; share a link to the survey results dealing with eBay's recent change to feedback; and we talk Prime Day.

    NEW! Email Triggers Hit the Target for Online Sellers
    (August 09, 2015, Issue #381)
    Email marketing is a hugely popular way to engage online shoppers, and some merchants have figured out how to use triggers to multiply its effect. The director of ecommerce at sporting goods retailer evo shared some tips on using email triggers that sellers large and small can use to boost revenue.

    NEW! Optimizing Keywords in Your eBay and Amazon Listings
    (August 09, 2015, Issue #381)
    Most sellers use keywords strategically in their eBay and Amazon listings, but marketplaces have changed how they treat them. Two experts speaking at this year's Internet Retailer conference shared tips on how marketplace sellers should utilize keywords in their listing titles.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Luggage Labels and Baggage Tags
    (August 09, 2015, Issue #381)
    Colorful luggage labels of the kind that decorate steamer trunks recall a romantic time referred to as the Golden Age of Travel. Take a step back in time to learn more about these small works of art along with their cousins, the baggage tag, in today's Collectors Corner.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - August 9, 2015
    (August 09, 2015, Issue #381)
    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.


    Have a question about buying or selling online? Want to get marketing or technical advice? EcommerceBytes Discussion Forums are the place to come to get answers to your questions and get advice! Great tips - a refreshing change!

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