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Latest Ecommerce News - May 05, 2016

Another eBay Seller Accused of Major Postage Fraud
Shipping can be a huge expense for online sellers, but one eBay seller allegedly turned it into a profit center by counterfeiting postage labels, according to the US Postal Service.

Why You Might Not Want to Sell to South Dakota
Beware the state of South Dakota. Legislators have enacted a law seeking to challenge the Supreme Court ruling over online sales tax collection, and the state has already sued four large merchants. See what you should know about selling to customers located in the Mount Rushmore state.

Etsy Addresses Complaints over Similar Items Feature
More information has come out about Etsy's Similar Item feature that features competing products inside sellers' listings when viewed on mobile devices.

Email Passwords at Risk
It may be time to change the password for your email account. If you use Google, Yahoo, or other third-parties to power your email, this is a must-read.

Capturing Customer Data at the Time of Shipping
What better way to grow a marketing list than to capture customer data at the time of shipping? That's the idea behind a new integration between a shipping software application and an email list hosting company.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - April 10, 2016
    (April 10, 2016, Issue #389)
    It's been a busy few weeks with lots of news impacting online sellers. Etsy sellers get a new way to host their shops, Amazon sellers are bumping into issues with FBA capacity issues, and eBay sellers are dealing with news of fee hikes and other changes as part of the Spring Seller Update announced on Monday. Catch up with the news in this issue's editorial.

    NEW! Online Bookselling in the Age of Kindle
    (April 10, 2016, Issue #389)
    Is it possible to make a living selling books online in the age of ebooks and kindles? We reached out to some booksellers and book marketplaces to learn how sellers are dealing with the challenges they face today.

    NEW! Guide to eBay Spring 2016 Seller Update
    (April 10, 2016, Issue #389)
    eBay announced its Spring Seller Update on Tuesday, and there's a lot to absorb with a fee increase and changes to policies, the listing page, its listing tool, categories, product reviews, and even changes to the User Agreement.

    NEW! An Amazon Program That Can Boost Your Sales
    (April 10, 2016, Issue #389)
    You may have heard of the Amazon Exclusives program and dismissed it as not being applicable to your business, but did you know it offers merchandising support that can give a powerful boost to your sales? It's worth a second look - hear from two participants who are sold on the program.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Coloring Books
    (April 10, 2016, Issue #389)
    Vintage coloring books generally sell for between $5 and $25 in the secondary markets. We take a deep dive into coloring books in today's Collectors Corner - for instance, did you know adult coloring books have their origins in the 1960s?

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - April 10, 2016
    (April 10, 2016, Issue #389)
    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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