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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2056 - June 11, 2009 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 5

eBay Extends Picture Manager through January 2010

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
June 11, 2009




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eBay said it was extending its subscription photo-hosting service Picture Manager through January 2010. In April it had announced that it would discontinue the service in August, and it stopped taking new subscriptions, telling users they would have to use its eBay Picture Services or else move photos to a third-party photo-hosting service.

eBay Canada posted news of Picture Manager's extension on its Announcement Board on Wednesday, and a check of the U.S. FAQs on Picture Manager revealed eBay.com changed the termination date from August 2009 to January 2010.

eBay Canada said it was extending the service "to give sellers more time to transition to another photo hosting option."

The June 7th AuctionBytes-Update newsletter reviewed options for eBay sellers looking for a replacement for Picture Manager in an article found here.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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