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Latest Ecommerce News - November 25, 2014

Technical Issue Plagues eBay, Impacts Cyber Monday Auctions
A technical issue plagued eBay's sites all day Monday, leaving sellers unable to create or modify listings in what was effectively an outage for eBay sellers.

Craigslist Hack Redirects Visitors to Other Sites
Visitors to the online classifieds site Craigslist were redirected to other sites due to a hack of one of its domain registrars.

Could eBay Force Sellers to Ship to Stores for Pickup?
The package pickup trend continues to appeal to online retailers, but can the model work on a marketplace like eBay whose sellers may be reluctant to ship customer orders to a chainstore?

How UPS and FedEx Will Deal with Late Christmas Orders
Online retailers are pushing express delivery deadlines to as late as December 23rd for Christmas orders. Given last year's challenges, we take a look at how UPS and FedEx plan to handle late holiday orders.

Amazon UK Lowers Fees for European Fulfillment Network
Amazon is encouraging cross-border trade by lowering fees for UK sellers who use its European Fulfilment Network to sell internationally.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - November 16, 2014
    (November 16, 2014, Issue #371)
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two weeks away - are you prepared? We've compiled some tips to help you entice holiday shoppers. Legislators have the power to make your businesses more complicated by enacting online sales tax legislation - here's an update on the latest developments. This and more in today's EcommerceBytes Update editorial.

    NEW! Online Seller's Guide to Boosting Holiday Sales
    (November 16, 2014, Issue #371)
    In the last issue, we brought you a guide to holiday shipping. Today, we've compiled tips from experts and vendors on boosting holiday sales and making sure you and your store are ready for the expected surge in demand from holiday shoppers.

    NEW! Catching up with Pricefalls: New Funding, Lower Fees, Fixed-Price Focus
    (November 16, 2014, Issue #371)
    A marketplace that got its start in 2009 with the Dutch Auction model revamped its site in January. Pricefalls has raised $4 million in angel funding this year, the bulk of which will be used to drive traffic to sellers' listings.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Ouija
    (November 16, 2014, Issue #371)
    It may surprise you to learn the Ouija board has been around for 120 years. Michele Alice reviews its history and warns readers not to assume they have a high value in the secondary market.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - November 16, 2014
    (November 16, 2014, Issue #371)
    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.


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