EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 266 - July 11, 2010 - ISSN 1528-6703     6 of 8

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Bonanzle User Meetup

Bonanzle users are meeting next month at the "BonanzleUp 2010" Main National Event. Bonanzle Team founder and CEO Bill Harding will be speaking, the event is August 7th, 2010 at the Four Points Sheraton in Kansas City, Missouri, registration is $35 - link.


Time to Plan Back-to-School Marketing reminds us it's time to start thinking about back-to-school! Lisa Raehsler said back-to-school related searches peak in August - September, and provides advice on planning paid-search strategies (link).


eBay Best Match: Fixed Price versus Good Till Canceled

The imOnline blog has an interesting post on "eBay Best Match: Fixed Price versus Good Till Canceled (GTC) - Which To Choose For Maximizing My Search Standing?" The post discusses eBay's algorithm for its default search order, and is food for thought for sellers listing fixed-price items (link).


Comparing PayPal Fees with Merchant Accounts

TransFS released a new PayPal Upgrade Calculator because they received questions from merchants asking, what's the difference between PayPal and a merchant account. It makes for a good starting point when doing research into merchant fees, but keep in mind it doesn't take into account PayPal's micro-payment rates - link.


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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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