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Latest Ecommerce News - May 27, 2015

eBay Sellers Must Compete with Promoted Listing Ads
Want your listing on eBay to get more exposure? Soon sellers will be able to advertise their listings on eBay search results pages in a program called Promoted Listing Ads. Sellers who don't bite will find themselves competing with those who pony up the extra cash.

eBay Runs Promotion to Encourage Long Duration Listings
eBay kicked off a promotion on Tuesday encouraging sellers to list long duration fixed-price listings. Numerous restrictions apply, and sellers must activate the offer in order to participate.

Walmart ShippingPass Goes Up Against Amazon Prime
Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime is still in stealth mode, but some shoppers stumbled upon the pilot program this week, revealing some key details about the program, including its name.


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  • Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - May 10, 2015
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    eBay and Amazon are cooking up some significant changes, with spokespeople from both companies confirming they are running tests on listing pages. You won't want to miss today's editorial where we break down some important developments impacting online sellers, including concerns from vintage sellers and sellers on Etsy.com.

    NEW! A One-Two Punch Strategy to Drive Traffic to eBay Listings
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    In today's column, we explain how online sellers can easily compile their own guides to the products they sell in order to drive traffic and boost conversions. This one-two punch strategy is designed to build authority and optimize product listings on search engines like Google and Bing, leading traffic back to your listings on eBay and other venues.

    NEW! Getting Customers to Leave Product Reviews on Your Site
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    Amazon benefits from product reviews left by shoppers, but if you're not a mega-merchant, how do you get your customers to take the time to leave a review for the products they've purchased from you? We take a closer look at product reviews and talk to service providers about the benefits and how to grow them on your site.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Chocolate Molds
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    Did you know chocolate was enjoyed as a liquid throughout most of its history? An enterprising firm developed a solid chocolate in 1830, leading to the creation of metal molds specifically designed for chocolate-making that are highly prized by collectors today.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - May 10, 2015
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    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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