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EB-Update Issue #267 - July 25, 2010.

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Yesterday's comic books turn into today's iPhone apps; surprise news from eBay: it will tweak the Best Match search algorithm; send in your marketplace news; and today's newsletter lineup.

Think Ahead before Selling Your eBay Business

The day will come when you close your eBay/ecommerce business. Make sure you understand some of the ways you can cash out, whether it's through selling your business and/or assets, or by using your experience to land you a new job. It's never to early to think about your exit strategy!

For Online Sellers, Trends Hold the Key to Increased Sales

Product-sourcing can be an online seller's biggest challenge. While the latest fads may provide you with a short-term financial windfall, they may also leave you holding the bag on products consumers are no longer interested in. Lisa Suttora explains that trends are much more valuable indicators of consumer intentions, explains the difference, and outlines ways to actively look for trends to help you increase your sales.

3DCart Brings Ecommerce to Startups on a Budget

By now, you should be feeling more comfortable in evaluating ecommerce software as we continue our summertime series on shopping carts. Today, AuctionBytes Contributing Editor Greg Holden tackles another tool for online sellers: 3Dcart. This shopping cart gives you lots of flexibility with options from, "Gonna Give It a Shot," to "Taking over the World."

EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: Foxtrot Printing

In each issue, AuctionBytes profiles an merchant to learn more about their business and the challenges of multi-channel selling. Today, we hear from Charlie Walden of Foxtrot Printing.

AuctionBytes Ecommerce Resource Roundup

FleaMarketZone launches for Flea Market community; ProPay offers resources for sellers; A site that lets Members swap vintage items with each other - all this in our Ecommerce Resource Roundup!

Collector's Corner: Hooked Rugs

Nothing is homier than a vintage hooked rug. Admired for their creative designs, they've made a comeback by lovers of folk art and the members of the handmade movement.

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.