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Latest Ecommerce News - November 25, 2015

Amazon Builds Out Its Own Delivery Network
Tuesday saw big news regarding Amazon's distribution network. It's building another fulfillment center; expanding to air transport - planes, not drones; and it's expanding its direct-to-customer delivery capability.

Amazon Resets Passwords on Some Accounts
Why did Amazon reset the passwords of some account holders? It's not saying, but the incident resulted in a nightmare for one seller until a moderator finally stepped in to help.

Amazon Uses Google Paid Search to Promote Black Friday Deals
Target and Amazon were top advertisers on Google Paid Search when it came to Black Friday-related keywords in the run-up to Thanksgiving week. Here's data on the top 20 advertisers - and why eBay's not on the list - and the top keywords used to reach holiday shoppers.

eBay Promotion with Cap on Fees Results in Confusion
eBay gave some sellers welcome access to discounted Final Value fees. But the promotion apparently conflicted with another ongoing promo.

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  • eBay Promotion with Cap on Fees Results in Confusion - 11/25/2015
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  • Amazon Uses Google Paid Search to Promote Black Friday Deals - 11/25/2015
  • Amazon Resets Passwords on Some Accounts - 11/25/2015

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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - November 8, 2015
    (November 08, 2015, Issue #384)
    It's about to get more expensive to ship orders - not only is FedEx and UPS instituting their annual rate increases in the New Year, but the USPS has filed to raise rates in January of some Shipping Services popular with online sellers. In today's editorial, we take a look at some recent developments in ecommerce, including returns abuse faced by eBay sellers and a brand new, unannounced seller performance metric from Amazon called the Return Dissatisfaction Rate. Here's what you need to know.

    NEW! Reverb Marketplace Strikes a Chord with Musicians
    (November 08, 2015, Issue #384)
    Not sure what your musical instrument is worth? Online marketplace Reverb caters to musicians, and one of the benefits it offers to users it its price guide that aggregates sales data going back to the beginning of the company. Reverb proves it's possible to carve out a successful niche - see why buyers and sellers are turning to the site when it's time to buy or sell their musical instruments.

    NEW! FillZ: A Slingshot for Online Sellers
    (November 08, 2015, Issue #384)
    Online bookselling is a competitive field with numerous channels on which to sell. Inventory management and repricing crucial, which is why some sellers are sticking with a longtime tool called FillZ. Here's a closer look at how sellers are using it to fill their multichannel selling needs - and not just for books, either.

    NEW! Whitebox Does the Heavy Lifting for Online Merchants
    (November 08, 2015, Issue #384)
    What if you could concentrate on big-picture planning and analysis and let someone else take care of the daily operations of your business? Whitebox promises to take on the tasks of an entire ecommerce department for their clients, from product setup and fulfillment to customer service and analytics, with no overhead for merchants. Is it too good to be true?

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Inkwells
    (November 08, 2015, Issue #384)
    While you might think of a Charles Dickens character dipping a quill pen into a bottle when you hear the word inkwell, you might also think of dollar signs. That's because these old-fashioned ink pots are highly collectible in today's world of smartphones and devices that can transcribe the spoken word.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - November 8, 2015
    (November 08, 2015, Issue #384)
    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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