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EB-Update Issue #264 - June 06, 2010.

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Summer's almost here - a great time to get organized and increase the efficiency of your business; AuctionBytes announces its new classifieds service; and get ready for our reports this week from Chicago, where Ina Steiner and Greg Holden will be covering the Internet Retailer conference bringing you news and analysis from the show - read today's Editorial now.

Four Tips for Selecting an Ecommerce Shopping Cart

AuctionBytes Contributing Editor Greg Holden kicks off a summer-long series on shopping cart options. Today he shares four tips on selecting an ecommerce shopping cart for your website, and in future columns, he'll take a closer look at some of the most popular shopping carts on the market. The sheer number of choices available to you can be overwhelming, but Greg breaks it down to help you make the best decision for your online store!

EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: Bubblefast

AuctionBytes profiles an merchant in each issue to learn more about their business and the challenges of multi-channel selling. Today, we meet Mark and Robin Le Vine of Bubblefast, online merchants who sell shipping supplies. They break down each channel by revenue, discuss online payment services, reveal the details of setting up their own ecommerce website using ProductCart, and share some of their marketing techniques.

Bubblefast's Tips on Selecting Shopping Carts and Web Designers

AuctionBytes profiled merchant Bubblefast, which sells shipping supplies across multiple channels in addition to its own website at Here are tips from Bubblefast's Mark and Robin Le Vine on selecting shopping carts and web designers based on their experiences.

AuctionBytes This and That Roundup

Newspapers get into the online auction game; Online auctions for bidding on the Go; A classifieds site with a twist of eco-consciousness - All this in our "This & That" column!

Collector's Corner: Silent Butler

Silent butlers hark back to a time when when sweeping crumbs from the dining table warranted a special decorative implement. Michele Alice explains in today's Collector's Corner!

First Item Sold Online: Digital Camera Cheat Sheets

Do you remember the first item you ever sold online? Today we hear from Bert Sirkin who created a new product category by filling a need that many consumers and online sellers share.

AuctionBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From feedback to payment services, from fees to posting policies, AuctionBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.