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EB-Update Issue #293 - August 21, 2011.

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From the Editor

Today we reveal a brand new feature to help you find, evaluate and rate services on the website. We also report on some of the important ecommerce trends coming out of the recent Etail East conference in Boston.

EcommerceBytes Launches Ratings and Reviews for Online Retailers

Have you ever wondered what other online sellers think about a particular marketplace, listing tool or online shopping cart? Now you can find out, and leave your own ratings and reviews with EcommerceBytes new Ratings & Reviews feature! We've super-charged the resources section of our website to help you find services and make it even more useful in your evaluation process.

Copious Bets that Fans and 'Likes' Can Drive Sales

What is social shopping really all about? The founders of Copious believes that "authenticated identity" is a big part of what makes social commerce so compelling. Greg Holden talks to co-founder Jonathan Ehrlich, formerly the head of marketing at Facebook, to learn more.

What Impact Do eBay Sales Have on Government Benefits?

Many retirees and people on disability supplement their government benefit by selling items on eBay and other online venues. Attorney and tax expert Barbara Weltman explains how income from online selling affects Social Security and veterans benefits.

Collector's Corner: Colorware (Dinnerware)

If the terms Fiesta and Lu-Ray mean anything to you, you're probably a collector of colorware. Characterized by solid-color glazes and modern design, colorware dinnerware is not only collectible, but is practical as well!

EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

In every issue, readers soundoff about ecommerce industry issues. From shipping to payment services, from fees to online marketplace policies, EcommerceBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.