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Latest Ecommerce News - June 14, 2017

eBay Asks Sellers to Help Ward Off Washington Overreach
eBay is asking for sellers' help to ward off legislation that, if passed, would require all sellers from every state to collect online sales tax for transactions involving buyers in Washington state - no matter how small the online seller.

eBay UK Partners with Major Brand in Close Shave
eBay created a Father's Day landing page on its UK marketplace highlighting grooming products such as razors and electric shavers from major brands. The move comes after the company partnered with L'Oreal earlier this year, and its Men Expert line of products will be featured on the promotional landing page.

Etsy Test Tweaks Reviews and Estimated Delivery
Etsy is running new tests in an effort to get more sales. In one test, Etsy is adding a verification designation to reviews in a bid to boost sales by making shoppers more confident in their purchasing decisions. It's also testing a change to how it displays transit times to buyers.


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

    NEW! From the Editor - June 11, 2017
    (June 11, 2017, Issue #403)
    Online sellers have been dealing with a host of changes from eBay, Amazon, and Etsy, including eBay's spring purge and Etsy's controversial decision to include ads for competitors inside sellers' listings. If you sell on Amazon, be sure you know about the June 30th deadline for implementing new protocols or else your selling privileges may be suspended. And here's our take on the irony of eBay's message in its new television commercial comparing itself to Amazon.

    NEW! eBay Changes Product Listing Ad Policy: What's Up for Sellers?
    (June 11, 2017, Issue #403)
    eBay sellers can pay extra to get increased visibility for their listings through Promoted Listing Ads - but is it worth it? With eBay making major changes to the program, we checked in with an expert to learn about the effectiveness of eBay's ad network and Promoted Listings.

    NEW! How to Optimize eBay Listing Titles to Boost Sales
    (June 11, 2017, Issue #403)
    A recent study shows how eBay sellers can optimize their listings by fine-tuning their titles. With titles offering limited space to describe what you're selling, here are some tips to helping you get found among the billion other items on eBay.

    NEW! Are You Ready for Amazon Prime Day?
    (June 11, 2017, Issue #403)
    Amazon's third annual Prime Day will be here before you know it. We consulted with an expert who shared some advice for sellers on making the most of the summer's biggest holiday-shopping event.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Fidgeting Collectors - Do Not Pass Go
    (June 11, 2017, Issue #403)
    Today's Collectors Corner takes a look a current fad and offers advice for those interested in their potential as collectibles. And for those with more classic tastes, we look at why you might want to act now before a major change rolls out this fall.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - June 11, 2017
    (June 11, 2017, Issue #403)
    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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