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Latest Ecommerce News - October 24, 2014

eBay Surprise Fee Hike Impacts Some Sellers
eBay announced it would raise fees in 2 weeks for high-value items and for certain relists as it encouraged sellers to open an eBay Store subscription.

Etsy Extends Into the Real World with Its Own Card Reader
Watch out PayPal and Square. As part of its payments solution for sellers, Etsy launched a card reader on Thursday, telling EcommerceBytes it was the next step in its multi-channel strategy.


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  • Etsy Search Bug Is Now a Known Issue - 10/23/2014
  • US Postal Service Publishes Christmas Mail-By Dates - 10/23/2014

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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - October 19, 2014
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    eBay Marketplaces had a disappointing third quarter, with fixed-price listings growing but auctions declining for what is (at least) the third consecutive quarter. Learn what eBay proposes to do about it, and read about two important developments impacting Amazon sellers along with other news in today's editorial.

    NEW! Help for the Holiday Season: Getting the Workers You Need
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    Many online merchants add seasonal help to ensure the extra surge of holiday packages get delivered to customers on time. But should you put temp workers on the payroll, or treat them as independent contractors? Tax guru and small-business expert Barbara Weltman explains the differences and what's at stake in making the right classification.

    NEW! Can eBay Business Policies Help You Be More Efficient?
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    eBay launched a feature called Business Policies earlier this year designed to streamline the listing process for sellers. EcommerceBytes spoke to users as well as third-party developers to find out if Business Policies was delivering on that promise and what sellers need to know.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Vintage Paper Dresses
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    The 1960s was known for some pretty wild fashion styles, but here is one that may top them all - the paper dress. And we're talking clothing for humans, not paper dolls. Find out what sparked this trend and what you should know if you happen to encounter any in your hunt for collectible treasures.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - October 19, 2014
    (October 19, 2014, Issue #369)
    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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