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Latest Ecommerce News - July 23, 2014

Some Sellers Gobsmacked by PayPal Site Redesign
Some sellers exposed to PayPal's new site design had problems accessing features they'd previously used - PayPal's Juliet Niczewicz addresses the changes.

Normally Fierce Competitors, Amazon and eBay Put Mobile Ahead of Rivalry
eBay and Amazon put aside their fierce rivalry for a moment on Tuesday and had nice things to say about each other's services, an indication of the importance both companies place on mobile.

Google Sees Growth, Challenges with Product Listing Ads
Traffic from paid-search ads is gaining at the expense of organic search traffic, according to a report by RKG. And Product Listing Ads, or PLAs, are gaining, with Google giving them greater exposure.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - July 20, 2014
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Sellers weren't making it up when they told us they were impacted by the fallout from eBay's security breach - eBay CEO John Donahoe confirmed it on Wednesday, saying the company was beginning to see some recovery in the first part of July, but it would take longer and cost more to get back to double-digit growth. EcommerceBytes is in the process of conducting a reader survey to help us tailor our content to your needs, and the results are fascinating. We have a far more diverse group of online sellers than we did compared to previous years, with a noticeable increase in the annual sales of EcommerceBytes subscribers. Read more in today's editorial.

    NEW! Protecting Your Product Photos from Image Thieves
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    You spend a lot of time taking photographs of your products to get an edge over your competitors, so it's more than a little aggravating when thieves steal your images. Learn about a solution that helps merchants protect their images through a unique and very effective form of digital watermarking.

    NEW! With Fulfillment By Amazon, Don't Set It and Forget It
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Using a fulfillment service can be liberating, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. We look at a free guide that lays out strategies for using Fulfillment By Amazon, including a rule of thumb for pricing your FBA products. We interviewed the guide's author about the strategies he compiled from his customers' experiences - including when you shouldn't use FBA.

    NEW! Why Your Buyers May Not Be Getting Your Emails
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Your customer service and marketing email messages may not be getting to your buyers and prospects thanks to anti-phishing initiatives on the part of large players. An expert explains what these standards are and how the latest industry practices impact online merchants trying to communicate with their buyers.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Mopar
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Chrysler is known for some of the earliest innovations in automobiles. Owners of classic Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and DeSotos are eager to scoop up parts for their cars, whether pre-war beauties or vintage muscle cars. Welcome to the world of Mopar.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - July 20, 2014
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    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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