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Latest Ecommerce News - October 22, 2014

Online Merchants Face Higher UPS Rates in 2015
UPS will raise rates an average of 4.9 percent in 2015, and that's in addition to dim weight pricing that also goes into effect next year.

eBay UK Opens Christmas Shop, Advises Sellers to Be Ready
eBay UK opened a Christmas Shop and advised sellers to be ready for holiday shoppers that it will draw to the site through its new global marketing campaign.

Newegg Capitalizes on Subscription Shopping Trend
Newegg began testing a new subscription shopping service on Tuesday, the latest ecommerce company to apply the content subscription model to retail. Learn how even small sellers can cash in on the trend.

Bigcommerce Offers Product Sourcing via Alibaba
Merchants who set up an online store with Bigcommerce can now access Alibaba's product-sourcing catalog with a single click thanks to a new partnership between the two companies.

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Other Recent NewsFlash Headlines
  • eBay Sellers in the UK Should Check Settings Again - 10/21/2014
  • Amazon Continues to Gear up for Holiday Shopping - 10/21/2014
  • Alibaba's 11 Main Promotion to Cover Sellers' Shipping Costs - 10/21/2014
  • eBay Opens Russian Marketplace to Domestic Sellers - 10/21/2014
  • Marc Andreessen Resigns, not Ousted, from eBay Board - 10/21/2014

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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - October 19, 2014
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    eBay Marketplaces had a disappointing third quarter, with fixed-price listings growing but auctions declining for what is (at least) the third consecutive quarter. Learn what eBay proposes to do about it, and read about two important developments impacting Amazon sellers along with other news in today's editorial.

    NEW! Help for the Holiday Season: Getting the Workers You Need
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    Many online merchants add seasonal help to ensure the extra surge of holiday packages get delivered to customers on time. But should you put temp workers on the payroll, or treat them as independent contractors? Tax guru and small-business expert Barbara Weltman explains the differences and what's at stake in making the right classification.

    NEW! Can eBay Business Policies Help You Be More Efficient?
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    eBay launched a feature called Business Policies earlier this year designed to streamline the listing process for sellers. EcommerceBytes spoke to users as well as third-party developers to find out if Business Policies was delivering on that promise and what sellers need to know.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Vintage Paper Dresses
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    The 1960s was known for some pretty wild fashion styles, but here is one that may top them all - the paper dress. And we're talking clothing for humans, not paper dolls. Find out what sparked this trend and what you should know if you happen to encounter any in your hunt for collectible treasures.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - October 19, 2014
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    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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