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Latest Ecommerce News - May 27, 2016

eBay to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Shipping
eBay CEO Devin Wenig said the company will use the Artificial Intelligence technology gained from acquiring Expertmaker to improve such functions as shipping and delivery times, trust, and pricing on its marketplace.

Studies Highlight Threats Facing Online Buyers and Sellers
Studies show most people are not up to date on staying safe online, and that could have ramifications for online sellers. Not only can shoppers become victims, online sellers are also vulnerable.

Use the PayPal App to Shop Online? What You Need to Know
PayPal is requiring users of its mobile app to upgrade their software, and it's also dropping support for some devices. If you rely on your smartphone to shop and pay with PayPal, be warned.

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NEW! From the Editor - May 8, 2016
(May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
It's earnings season, and it's always interesting to see how eBay, Amazon, and Etsy stack up so you can see if you are listing on a fast sales-growth marketplace. Artisan sellers are learning Etsy's not the only game in town for selling handmade goods and artwork; on the other hand, they've just lost a venue that held out high hopes for small sellers when it launched 2 years ago.

NEW! Artisans Jump on Amazon Handmade Bandwagon
(May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
Amazon surprised many people when it launched a marketplace for handmade goods. We caught up with sellers who have tried it and learned they are even using programs that one typically associates with commodity items, such as the FBA fulfillment service. Learn how for some artisans, Amazon Handmade is filling a need and helping them reach new customers.

NEW! Whether a Hobby or a Business, Online Profits Trigger Tax Requirement
(May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
Online sales trigger income tax-reporting requirements. But what if you are selling things on sites like eBay and Craigslist as a hobby? EcommerceBytes reached out to the IRS and a tax expert to try and set the record straight.

NEW! Collectors Corner: Crayons
(May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
Crayons aren't just child's play - they have a long history as an artist's medium. Take a closer look at what makes a pack of crayons appeal to the collector in all of us.

NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - May 8, 2016
(May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
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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