AuctionBytes This and That Roundup
By Ina Steiner
Amazon Issues New Policing Rules for Product Ads
Amazon.com issued new rules for Product Ads, a service that lets merchants run advertising for their products on the Amazon.com website. See the announcement for details.
Auctiva Supports eBay's Multi-Variation Listings
Auctiva introduced a Multi-Variation Tool in beta, allowing eBay sellers to add variations their listings directly from Auctiva's One-Page Lister. Sellers can create one listing with multiple attributes, including color and size, instead of having to create multiple listings (see information on eBay). Multi-variations are currently available in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories and Home & Garden, eBay will expand it into other categories in the future.
PayPal Expands Dispute ID Numbers
Merchants who keep PayPal Dispute numbers in a database should know PayPal is expanding Dispute Case IDs from 9 digits to 12 digits. Existing Dispute Case IDs will remain 9 digits. Merchants will see the 12-digit Dispute Case IDs where the case ID numbers are normally displayed in Dispute Reports, the Dispute Resolution Center, emails and Instant Payment Notifications (IPNs). Link
Google New Ad Category for Local Businesses
If you are a local business, you might want to read this article from Search Engine Land about Google's Enhanced Listings. For $25, you can make your business stand out in local searches.
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