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EB-Update Issue #290 - July 10, 2011.

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As we come up on our 12 year anniversary, we're changing our name from AuctionBytes to EcommerceBytes, but our mission of independent reporting and bringing you information to help you sell smarter and more efficiently remains the same. Read today's EcommerceBytes editorial on what we've got in store for you in today's issue!


Using Facebook Credits as Ecommerce Sales Incentives

Ifeelgoods is helping online retailers cash in on consumers' passion for playing online games on Facebook by offering virtual-currency incentive programs to encourage social liking and purchasing behavior. EcommerceBytes Contributing Editor Greg Holden sat down with Ifeelgoods founder Scott Silverman, who recently raised $6.5 million in funding for his company, to learn more about how retailers can engage with customers through his service. By giving shoppers the opportunity to earn Facebook Credits or Skype minutes, retailers can build loyalty and give consumers a reason to follow them, sign up for newsletters or make purchases from their storefronts.


On-Demand Bubble-Wrap Saves Time and Money

A new product from Storopack helps take the frustration out of packing items - the AIRmove is an on-demand bubble-wrap making machine specifically designed for small online retailers!


BillMeLater for the Little Guy? Credex Offers Options for Small Sellers

Credex is a new credit-based service similar to BillMeLater, but aimed at small sellers - it's offering a $10 bounty for each new registered shopper a seller brings in, something that's bound to help it gain traction among merchants.


Collector's Corner: Sake Cups - Two's Company, Three's a Collection

UK author Mary Cook has a passion for sake cups, and in today's Collectors Corner, she shares her story of collecting and provides some tips for those interested in learning more about cups used to serve Japanese sake, an alcoholic drink made from rice.


EcommerceBytes 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, EcommerceBytes gives you a chance to air your views.