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EB-Update Issue #291 - July 24, 2011.

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Read today's EcommerceBytes editorial to find out what's going on in the world of online marketplaces, including big news from eBay, Overstock Auctions, and Etsy.


With Amazon FBA, Sellers Are Having Fun Again

Chris Green uses Amazon FBA to outsource fulfillment of his product orders, and he is such a big fan of the program, he created tools to help other FBA merchants be more efficient. EcommerceBytes Contributing Editor Greg Holden sat down with Green to learn more about how third-party merchants are using Amazon's fulfillment program to increase sales.


Online Sellers Tackle Storage Problems

Managing your inventory can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially if you don't have much storage room. Julia Wilkinson found some online sellers who shared their stories about the different ways they cope with the challenge, from a Do-It-Yourselfer who built her own storage shed to sellers who made the move from home-storage to warehouse rental.


EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: Amazon Seller Franklins Toys

Melynda Rush began selling moto-cross gear online in 2004 to expand sales of her brick-and-mortar retail store. She has branched out to become a full line toy store with an online presence at FranklinsToys.net and warehouse locations to support her strong Amazon.com sales. Melynda talks about some of the strategies that have worked for her in the online retail toy business.


Collector's Corner: Iconic Toys - the Easy-Bake Oven

The Easy-Bake Oven is a classic toy introduced in 1963 and still being made today. If you own one of these toys, Michele Alice warns that you might want to stock up on light bulbs!


EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

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