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EB-Update Issue #273 - October 24, 2010.

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eBay and Amazon's third-quarter results offer an indication of what lies ahead for online sellers in the fourth quarter, a look at some holiday shopping predictions, and AuctionBytes is headed to San Francisco this week to cover the PayPal developer's conference - we hope to see some of you there!

Consolidators Help Online Sellers Save Money on International Shipping

International shipping brings lots of challenges, especially for low-volume merchants. But some sellers are learning that international mail consolidators may provide a solution, and, as booksellers are learning, they can provide a significant cost-savings for printed matter.

Zoovy Platform: For Online Retailers on the Brink of Growth

Zoovy got its start by catering to small marketplace sellers, but has transformed its business into an ecommerce platform that serves companies with between $1 million and $20 million in revenue. Greg Holden sat down with Zoovy founder Brian Horakh to find out how he has withstood the volatile ecommerce software market and found his niche.

EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: Garden Party Tea and the Enchanted Dog

Jo Flora got her start selling online in 2000 - ten years later, she sells on and on her own two websites, and Jo shares some of the challenges in launching her sites and believes in the philosophy, if you can't do it yourself, hire someone that is good at it. Setting up her own websites wasn't easy, but once she found the right service, she got on track and hasn't looked back.

Collector's Corner: Rolling Pins

No self-respecting foodie can be without a rolling pin in their kitchen, but collectors are also attracted to these household objects, from the antique to the vintage. Michele Alice takes a look at the types of rolling pins and which ones are sought after by collectors.

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.