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Latest Ecommerce News - September 19, 2014

PayPal Puts Money in Merchants' Hands Faster
PayPal began a pilot program in July in which it settles sellers' funds next-day instead of 3-5 days, and more sellers were added to the program this week.

Amazon Explains New DVD Restrictions
Sellers will have to get pre-approval from Amazon to sell DVDs that have a suggested retail price of $25 or higher, even those using its FBA fulfillment service. Amazon is also excluding casual sellers from listing those items.

Sellers Pan eBay and Etsy iPhone App Updates
eBay and Etsy came out with new versions of their mobile apps for iPhones this month, but sellers gave both apps an emphatic thumbs down.,, WeAll.Buy for Amazon
Amazon paid $4.6 million for control of the .buy generic Top-Level Domain, giving it control over such possible domains as and

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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - September 7, 2014
    (September 07, 2014, Issue #366)
    Are you ready for the changes impacting shipping? As the holiday shopping season nears, making sure you're getting the best shipping rates will have a positive impact on your bottom line. EcommerceBytes Editor Ina Steiner catches you up with all the latest ecommerce news affecting online sellers, including what you should know about USPS, FedEx and UPS rate changes.

    NEW! Sellers Choice Awards: Online Payments 2014
    (September 07, 2014, Issue #366)
    Online sellers have spoken - see which online payment services topped this year's Sellers Choice Awards. Readers rated each service on five criteria, and they had plenty to say about the services they use to process their ecommerce payments.

    NEW! Offbeat Content Strategies for Boosting Traffic
    (September 07, 2014, Issue #366)
    In his last column, Greg Holden examined the use of content as a tool to drive traffic to merchants' product listings. Today, he looks at some additional content strategies to accomplish the same goal. You may be inspired by some of the ways other merchants use content to generate organic search results and improve conversion rates on their sites.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: You Collect What?
    (September 07, 2014, Issue #366)
    In today's Collectors Corner column, Michele Alice takes a look at some of the wackier collections out there. From potato chips to barf bags - hopefully not cause and effect - find out how collectors put their passion into everyday items.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - September 7, 2014
    (September 07, 2014, Issue #366)
    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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