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Latest Ecommerce News - July 03, 2015

eBay Employee: Catalog Strategy Will Make or Break eBay
eBay employee Jim Griffith said eBay's efforts to create a structured catalog was literally make or break for the company, and he issued a plea for sellers to add product identifiers to their listings to help the company build it.

Facebook Swap-Meets Attract eBay Buyers and Sellers
Facebook is turning into an online swap-meet and is attracting people who normally buy and sell on eBay, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The newspaper talks to Facebook users to see what the appeal is and what changes may be ahead.

eBay Kicks Off Summertime Deals Campaign on Fourth of July
eBay is kicking off a marketing campaign on Independence Day to promote its Deals feature. With the Hot Deals for Hot Days theme, it will sell designer sunglasses out of an airstream trailer in the Hamptons and New York City beginning July 4th.

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

    NEW! From the Editor - June 7, 2015
    (June 07, 2015, Issue #379)
    Should stores like Target ban people from purchasing goods to resell on Amazon? We've been covering this issue closely, and NPR delved into the issue with the help of EcommerceBytes editor Ina Steiner. See what else is new, including information about Amazon's new Handmade Marketplace that may have Etsy losing sleep.

    NEW! What Ecommerce Can Learn from Mad Men-Era Branding
    (June 07, 2015, Issue #379)
    The recent series finale of Mad Men, the television program about a 1960's advertising agency, ended with the iconic Hilltop Coke commercial. It inspired us to talk to the ad's creator, the current head of the agency, and a founder and head of marketing at one of the earliest success stories of ecommerce branding. We learned some lessons on how small sellers can brand their businesses.

    NEW! Understanding eBay's New Product Identifiers Requirement
    (June 07, 2015, Issue #379)
    Is eBay's new requirement that sellers add product identifiers to listings by June 29th just more busy work? Or can the alphabet soup of UPCs, MPNs, GTINs, and ISBNs actually give you a boost in eBay search results? EcommerceBytes digs in to find out.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: The Leather Jacket
    (June 07, 2015, Issue #379)
    While we know the leather jacket as a fashion staple, they served a strictly utilitarian purpose when they debuted in the early 20th century. When buying vintage jackets, knowing the condition is vital since leather can deteriorate - see what else can make a seemingly ordinary leather jacket a prized collectible.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - June 7, 2015
    (June 07, 2015, Issue #379)
    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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