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EB-Update Issue #280 - February 06, 2011.

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From the Editor

Today's AuctionBytes editorial gives you the rundown on a busy week ahead for ecommerce: eBay will announce Seller Release 1 this week and will host investors on Thursday for its first Analyst Day since 2009; Magento will launch a new ecommerce offering at its first annual conference this week; and learn about our new Sellers Choice ratings for online payment services!

How Online Sellers Can Procure a Winning Logo

Have you ever wanted to create a professional logo for your business, but don't have the skill or the budget? In today's column, Greg Holden takes a look at Logo Tournament, a very unique service that can help even the smallest business owner obtain professional designs!

Save on Shipping: Priority Mail Padded Envelopes, Regional Rate Boxes

If you are a U.S.-based shipper sending small packages, you could save money using new Priority Mail products from the USPS. A new padded envelope for Priority Mail has caught the eye of sellers of books, jewelry, and other small items. And online merchants who ship dense packages that need to arrive in 2-3 days are evaluating the new Priority Mail Regional Rate boxes. Keep reading to see if you could save money on your shipping costs!

Guest Column: Online Sellers, Don't Fear the Home-Office Deduction

If you're a home-based online seller in the U.S., you may be able to save money on your taxes by reading today's Guest Column. Kevin Reeth, CEO and co-founder of explains that many home-based businesses can claim a home office deduction but don't out of fear of triggering an audit by the IRS. Kevin explains the rules and includes resources to learn more to ensure you're getting the most from your tax deductions this year!

Collector's Corner: Vintage Hats

Collectors often have challenges displaying their treasures, but collectors of fashion apparel have an advantage. Michele Alice reviews the appeal of vintage hats in today's Collector's Corner and shares ideas for learning more.

AuctionBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

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