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Latest Ecommerce News - May 22, 2015

Amazon to Launch Handmade Marketplace
Amazon revealed this week it will launch a marketplace for the sale of handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon, inviting sellers on Etsy, and other artisan sellers, to sign up for a peek as it prepares to launch.

eBay Reminds Sellers of Auction Fee Credits
eBay reminded sellers on Thursday of its new policies impacting auction listings. eBay has reduced the number of auction listings available at no charge, but credits sellers when auctions sell, spinning the change as a positive.

PayPal Has Big Plans to Help Merchants
PayPal has big plans to help merchants, revealing at a media event on Thursday new partnerships with US and Chinese ecommerce platforms and expansion of its One Touch and PayPal Credit offerings.

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

    NEW! From the Editor - May 10, 2015
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    eBay and Amazon are cooking up some significant changes, with spokespeople from both companies confirming they are running tests on listing pages. You won't want to miss today's editorial where we break down some important developments impacting online sellers, including concerns from vintage sellers and sellers on Etsy.com.

    NEW! A One-Two Punch Strategy to Drive Traffic to eBay Listings
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    In today's column, we explain how online sellers can easily compile their own guides to the products they sell in order to drive traffic and boost conversions. This one-two punch strategy is designed to build authority and optimize product listings on search engines like Google and Bing, leading traffic back to your listings on eBay and other venues.

    NEW! Getting Customers to Leave Product Reviews on Your Site
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    Amazon benefits from product reviews left by shoppers, but if you're not a mega-merchant, how do you get your customers to take the time to leave a review for the products they've purchased from you? We take a closer look at product reviews and talk to service providers about the benefits and how to grow them on your site.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Chocolate Molds
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    Did you know chocolate was enjoyed as a liquid throughout most of its history? An enterprising firm developed a solid chocolate in 1830, leading to the creation of metal molds specifically designed for chocolate-making that are highly prized by collectors today.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - May 10, 2015
    (May 10, 2015, Issue #378)
    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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