EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 265 - June 20, 2010 - ISSN 1528-6703     6 of 8

AuctionBytes Ecommerce Resource Roundup

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StartupNation Helps Connect Sellers to Overstock's Main Street Store launched a new section on its website called Main Street Store featuring over 2,500 products from small and minority-owned businesses across the U.S. (see more information in the June 7th issue of AuctionBytes Newsflash). StartupNation is helping to connect small businesses with's new Main Street store, and has joined with CommerceInterface to help sellers take advantage of Main Street's opportunities - see the StartupNation website for details.


Question: Why Won't I Buy From You?

Answer: "You haven't given me sufficient reason to choose you over your competitors." Bryan Eisenberg blogs about how retailers can differentiate themselves - "write down every possible reason you can find why someone should want to do business with your firm" - in this blog post from The Grok.


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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

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