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Latest Ecommerce News - May 25, 2016

eBay Structured Data Brings Benefits to Sellers
eBay has been touting its new search and browse modules made possible by its structure data initiative, which sellers know as the Product Identifier mandate. The company explained to EcommerceBytes some of the benefits to sellers.

Etsy Tweaks Navigation in Shops
Etsy made a slight change to how visitors navigate a Shop's listings, and the reception to the announcement was generally well received.

Email Marketing with the Online Merchant in Mind
A new tool lets you integrate email marketing with your ecommerce platform and Google Analytics to gain new insight and market to your customers, and even lets you re-market to shoppers who've abandoned their online shopping carts on your site.

eBay Acquires Ticketbis to Expand StubHub Internationally
eBay will acquire a Spanish-based ticket marketplace to expand StubHub internationally in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

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

    NEW! From the Editor - May 8, 2016
    (May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
    It's earnings season, and it's always interesting to see how eBay, Amazon, and Etsy stack up so you can see if you are listing on a fast sales-growth marketplace. Artisan sellers are learning Etsy's not the only game in town for selling handmade goods and artwork; on the other hand, they've just lost a venue that held out high hopes for small sellers when it launched 2 years ago.

    NEW! Artisans Jump on Amazon Handmade Bandwagon
    (May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
    Amazon surprised many people when it launched a marketplace for handmade goods. We caught up with sellers who have tried it and learned they are even using programs that one typically associates with commodity items, such as the FBA fulfillment service. Learn how for some artisans, Amazon Handmade is filling a need and helping them reach new customers.

    NEW! Whether a Hobby or a Business, Online Profits Trigger Tax Requirement
    (May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
    Online sales trigger income tax-reporting requirements. But what if you are selling things on sites like eBay and Craigslist as a hobby? EcommerceBytes reached out to the IRS and a tax expert to try and set the record straight.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Crayons
    (May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
    Crayons aren't just child's play - they have a long history as an artist's medium. Take a closer look at what makes a pack of crayons appeal to the collector in all of us.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - May 8, 2016
    (May 08, 2016, Issue #390)
    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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