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Latest Ecommerce News - August 31, 2016

eBay Sweeps Outage Under the Rug
eBay refuses to acknowledge major technical issues that plague its site, including an outage that lasted hours on Monday; a days-long problem impacting search results; problems with shipping labels; and international shipping costs.

eBay Sellers Worry about Plans to Discontinue Turbo Lister
Sellers who are worried about eBay's plans to discontinue Turbo Lister, a tool that lets them store and manage listings offline, received some reassurances from eBay executive Brian Burke - but questions remain.

Third-Party Selling Tools Safe from eBay Seller Update
With eBay discontinuing its own seller tools in favor of a new Seller Hub, how will that impact third-party selling tools? We checked in with a couple to see if there are any ramifications for sellers who use their tools to manage their eBay listings.


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  • eBay Outage Monday Follows Weekend Search Failure - 08/30/2016
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  • Amazon to Open Another Fulfillment Center in Illinois - 08/30/2016
  • eBay Appeals to Prime Minister over Canadian Mail Disruption - 08/30/2016


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

    NEW! From the Editor - August 7, 2016
    (August 07, 2016, Issue #393)
    There's a lot going on in the world of ecommerce this summer. Here's a look at some highlights, from Amazon Prime Day, to news coming out of eBay OPEN, to Etsy's payment processing meltdown. We also look at recent earnings reports of the major marketplaces to see how Amazon, eBay, and Etsy - and their sellers - fared in the second quarter of the year.

    NEW! Repurposed Content: Can It Boost Sales for Online Sellers?
    (August 07, 2016, Issue #393)
    Adding quality content to a website can help with SEO and boost shopper confidence. Here's how one company is helping online sellers use text and photos from printed books on their ecommerce websites thanks to its relationships with publishers including Houghton Mifflin and John Wiley and Sons.

    NEW! How to Compete with Amazon
    (August 07, 2016, Issue #393)
    It isn't easy for small merchants to compete with ecommerce behemoth Amazon.com, but there is hope! Webgility founder and former Amazon executive Parag Mamnani shows there are ways to identify and capitalize on the ecommerce giant's weak spots, in today's guest column.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Warnings - and Opportunities - for Collectors
    (August 07, 2016, Issue #393)
    Collectors, beware! In today's column, we have serious news for those who collect VHS tapes and bullion coins. On the positive side, opportunity lurks for those paying attention, especially when it comes to the latest fad: Pokemon Go.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - August 7, 2016
    (August 07, 2016, Issue #393)
    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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