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Ecommerce News for September 12, 2011

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Bonanza Marketplace Goes Global and Rolls out New Design
Bonanza has added international support and rolled out a new design with a customizable homepage. It also announced it would no longer create category-specific sites such as its Bags Bonanza website, a major shift in strategy.
eBay's Chinese Rival Alibaba to Target US Consumers Directly
Alibaba will soon begin targeting U.S. consumers for the first time in a move that pits it against, according to a published report.
California Sales Tax Deal Paves Way for Amazon Affiliate Reinstatement
The California legislature late Friday passed a bill that would give Amazon and other online retailers a moratorium on collecting sales taxes through next September, a compromise measure that, if signed into law, will see the ecommerce giant reinstate its advertising affiliates. It's unknown whether Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the bill.
Patagonia Launches Multi-Seller Storefront on eBay
Patagonia launched a multi-seller storefront on eBay as part of its environmentally-friendly Common Threads Initiative that encourages consumers to reduce, repair, reuse and recycle its clothing.
eBay Goes Back to the 70s and 80s with Movie Marketing Campaigns
eBay has created a special destination area on its site as a marketing tie-in with the Star Wars movie compilation DVD and is running several related charity auctions.
Ecommerce News Roundup for September 12, 2011
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