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Latest Ecommerce News - October 07, 2015

Amazon Seller-Support Rep Spills All on Reddit
A former Amazon Seller Support rep conducted an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, and it quickly became apparent that sellers are terrified of being suspended. See what advice the former rep had for sellers wanting to stay in Amazon's good graces along with the inside scoop about Seller Support.

Amazon Expands Prime Now in London
Amazon continues to build out its Prime Now super-fast delivery service first seen in New York late last year. The London one-hour service, launched in June, is expanding to more areas.

eBay Launches Local Marketplace in Germany
eBay launched a pilot program to test local marketplace selling in Germany. A new eBay site offers shoppers in the city of Monchengladbach the ability to shop local stores online and opt for flexible pickup or delivery of their goods.

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  • Women Make eBay History in Canada - 10/06/2015
  • USPS Criticized over Delivery Time and Tracking - 10/06/2015
  • eBay Runs Promo to Encourage Sellers to Open a Store - 10/06/2015
  • PayPal Snoozes While Users Lose in Technical Nightmare - 10/06/2015
  • eBay Restructures Fees and Increases Seller Limits - 10/06/2015

  • Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - September 13, 2015
    (September 13, 2015, Issue #382)
    eBay announced its Fall Seller Update on Thursday, and it's making major changes to how it measures a seller's performance. That's not the only news you'll want to brush up on - PayPal is raising fees for some sellers by eliminating volume discounts. Read more in today's editorial.

    NEW! Cead Mile Failte - Ireland Welcomes Ecommerce
    (September 13, 2015, Issue #382)
    With Ireland drawing attention for its strong tech sector, we set out last month to learn more about ecommerce in the small island nation. Among those we consulted as we traveled the Emerald Isle were Dr. Stephen Brennan, the Chief Digital Advisor to the Irish Government, and Vol Pigrukh, founder of a global ecommerce service provider headquartered in Dublin, who shared their perspectives on Ireland's blossoming online retail market.

    NEW! How Irish Sellers Flourish Online
    (September 13, 2015, Issue #382)
    On a quest to learn about the challenges of selling online in Ireland, EcommerceBytes took a week-long expedition to hear firsthand from sellers. From a potter in the hip city of Dublin to a textile artist in rural County Kerry, Irish sellers shared their stories and explained how they're overcoming obstacles and flourishing in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

    NEW! New Shipping Rules a Heavy Lift for Merchants
    (September 13, 2015, Issue #382)
    How do you cope when changes in shipping rates increase your costs by 29 percent? Greg Holden discovered three tactics for coping with DIM weight changes introduced by UPS and FedEx in January and presents them in this enlightening article.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Vintage Mail-Order Catalogs
    (September 13, 2015, Issue #382)
    If you remember the old days when receiving a mail order catalog was exciting and could help you while away the hours, then you may understand the interest in collecting vintage catalogs. Michele Alice takes a look at some of the prices being obtained for such old-fashioned treasures.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - September 13, 2015
    (September 13, 2015, Issue #382)
    In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From shipping issues to payment processing, from fees to online marketplace policies, EcommerceBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.

    Have a question about buying or selling online? Want to get marketing or technical advice? EcommerceBytes Discussion Forums are the place to come to get answers to your questions and get advice! Great tips - a refreshing change!

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