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Latest Ecommerce News - April 24, 2014

Sellers Probe New Dashboard and Defect Rates in eBay Webinar
eBay hosted a webinar to discuss the new seller dashboard and the defect rates it will soon begin using to measure sellers' performance.

Etsy Gets Sellers' Goods onto Retail-Store Shelves
How does an online marketplace get its sellers' goods onto the shelves of retail stores? For the most part, they don't, with one glaring exception: Etsy.com.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - April 20, 2014
    (April 20, 2014, Issue #357)
    If a buyer purchases a CD and then complains because it doesn't play in their DVD player, should eBay penalize the seller? Sellers are questioning some policies from eBay and PayPal, including how eBay measures sellers defect rates and PayPal UK's decision to extend buyer protection to a 6-month window. Get up to speed on these changes and more in today's EcommerceBytes editorial.

    NEW! SixBit Listing Tool Does Heavy Lifting for eBay Sellers
    (April 20, 2014, Issue #357)
    You may be familiar with an earlier version of the SixBit listing tool: it was called "Blackthorne" when eBay owned and supported it. But the original version started years ago under a different name, all headed up by John Slocum. SixBit is back as its own listing solution and dealing with many users migrating from eBay's retired Blackthorne tool. EcommerceBytes spoke with John about what it was like to start the first version of his listing tool and how it has evolved over the years. We also asked current users what it is about the tool they like, and what's on their wish lists. Read on and see if SixBit might be the right solution for you.

    NEW! Five Tips to Measure Paid Ad Campaigns
    (April 20, 2014, Issue #357)
    If you're spending money to drive traffic to your product listings, how do you ensure you are getting the best bang for your buck? In Part 3 of EcommerceBytes' series on paid advertising for online sellers, Greg Holden talks to merchants to learn how they measure the return on their marketing investment and presents five concrete tips you can put to use right away.

    NEW! Collectors Corner Gold: Vintage Sewing Patterns
    (April 20, 2014, Issue #357)
    We're reaching back into the archives to find collectors corner gold - evergreen columns that deserve another look. In today's issue we delve into vintage sewing patterns, which actually date back to the 1860s. Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity and McCall's survive to this day, while Advance, Hollywood and Spadea are just three of the brands no longer in production but are favored by collectors. Know what to look for when perusing patterns whether you're a collector or are looking for popular items to resell.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - April 20, 2014
    (April 20, 2014, Issue #357)
    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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