EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 146 - July 10, 2005 - ISSN 1528-6703     1 of 8

From the Editor

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Nearly two weeks after eBay Live, and I'm still absorbing all that went on. I've included a wrap-up article in today's issue about the conference, where you can find direct links to photos, articles and audio interviews I conducted while at the show.

This year's conference had a more serious tone than the previous three events. San Jose is not a vacation spot and hotels are expensive, so perhaps there were fewer "casual" attendees.

Interesting news came out of eBay Live, including eBay's launch of ProStores, a web-hosting service eBay is pitching to its sellers. eBay also reiterated their interest in China with an agreement with Global Sources, and launched the Reseller Marketplace.

The Standard newspaper reports that eBay launched its PayPal China site this weekend at http://www.paypal.com/cn, see http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/Business/GG09Ae08.html. Read AuctionBytes Newsflash to keep up with all the industry news.

Last issue we published a trivia quiz. Five people who submitted correct answers will receive a free MP3 player from Alibaba.com: DJ England, Ann Bogardus, Ron Lee, Gary "Lucky" Hopkins and Rick Korsberg. The questions and answers are in this week's "This & That" column.

David and I always enjoy reading your letters and posts in the AuctionBytes Forums. Thanks for letting us know what you think of developments in the online auction industry.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and thanks for reading.


About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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