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Latest Ecommerce News - September 29, 2014

Is eBay Really the Best Place to Sell Your Used Smartphone?
Should eBay be encouraging consumers to sell their used smartphones on its marketplace at the same time it's promoting a retail-like experience to buyers?

Abracadabra, Amazon Wish Lists Do Disappearing Act
Amazon Wish Lists did a disappearing act on Friday evening, only 2 days after the company announced it was extending the feature to Twitter.

Is USPS Adequately Overseeing Its Approved Shippers Program?
The Office of Inspector General is seeking input about the USPS Approved Shipper program, and wants to hear from mailers to determine if the Postal Service is adequately overseeing the program.

eBay UK Runs Seller Promotion through Tuesday
eBay UK is running a seller promotion through September 30th, but the free listings are available by invitation only.

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  • Is USPS Adequately Overseeing Its Approved Shippers Program? - 09/29/2014
  • Abracadabra, Amazon Wish Lists Do Disappearing Act - 09/29/2014
  • eBay UK Runs Seller Promotion through Tuesday - 09/29/2014
  • Is eBay Really the Best Place to Sell Your Used Smartphone? - 09/29/2014

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    NEW! From the Editor - September 21, 2014
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    As eBay faces technology, security, and human resource challenges, its old nemesis Alibaba has just filed the largest IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $21.8 billion and making its founders wealthy. Catch up on other industry developments in today's editorial, including a new PayPal policy of which all sellers should be aware.

    NEW! How UPS Is Gearing Up for the Holiday Shopping Season
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    How shipping carriers perform during the crunch time of the holiday season impacts consumer confidence in online shopping, and poor performance can harm a seller's reputation. EcommerceBytes checked in with UPS to find out what the company learned from last year's challenges and how it is working with merchants to avoid consumer disappointment this year. Here's what you need to know.

    NEW! Content Strategies Part 3: Make Connections and Solve Problems
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    If you use your website content to solve people's problems, you can not only increase referral and SEO traffic, but improve the likelihood that visitors will buy your products. In part 3 of our series on content strategies for online sellers, we provide four tips for using content to boost shoppers' confidence in you and your brand and take a look at how others are finding success with these practices.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Tea Bags, Duct Tape, and,...Toilet Paper?!
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    Seemingly mundane items can fan the flames of passion in collectors, even tea bags, duct tape, and toilet paper. Just make sure you don't get the last two mixed up, or you could end up with a sticky situation.

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