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Latest Ecommerce News - June 24, 2016

PayPal Gives to Charity with eBay Users' Funds
Some eBay users were taken aback this week when PayPal withdrew money from their accounts for donations to charities through the eBay Giving Works program that they had never authorized.

Sellers Are Gearing up for Amazon Prime Day
Amazon is holding its second Prime Day shopping event in mid-July, and online merchants are gearing up to take advantage of the expected spike in traffic, especially those selling through Fulfillment By Amazon.

Etsy Makes Tweaks to Search
Etsy is taking away the link to Shop names in search results, finding it's a better experience for shoppers browsing on mobile devices, and it's making a change to geographic settings.

Online Booksellers Show Staying Power after 20 Years
The AbeBooks.com marketplace show just how much staying power online booksellers have as it celebrates 20 years in business by honoring some longtime sellers.

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

    NEW! From the Editor - June 12, 2016
    (June 12, 2016, Issue #391)
    eBay and Etsy are holding seller events this summer, meanwhile the recent Internet Retailer conference in Chicago provided an opportunity to learn what some of the ecommerce giants as well as the smaller guys are up to, from Walmart to Bonanza.

    NEW! Merch by Amazon: Does It Live up to the Hype?
    (June 12, 2016, Issue #391)
    Online sellers are flocking to a service called Merch by Amazon in the hopes of easy profits. Here's a look at how the program works and some of the challenges it presents to both participants and non-participating merchants.

    NEW! PicClick: eBay Search on Steroids
    (June 12, 2016, Issue #391)
    Did you know there's a tool that lets you search eBay results visually? And lets you sort by criteria such as Most Watched? This tool designed for shoppers offers more sophisticated ways to sort and view eBay search results, which is helpful for eBay sellers, too.

    NEW! A Guide to Amazon Fee Changes
    (June 12, 2016, Issue #391)
    Amazon announced three major fee changes in May that will impact both FBA and non-FBA sellers - here's what you need to know so you don't get caught by surprise later this year!

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Angry Birds
    (June 12, 2016, Issue #391)
    Droves of bad piggies and flocks of angry birds invaded people's smartphones in recent years. Thanks to the success of the mobile app game Angry Birds, collectors can now find such creatures in real life in the form of toys, clothing, and even bowling balls.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - June 12, 2016
    (June 12, 2016, Issue #391)
    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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