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Latest Ecommerce News - April 27, 2017

Amazon Data Shows When Brits Get Summer Fever
The first full week in June has been Amazon UK's bestselling week for summer-related products over the past five years, the marketplace announced on Wednesday as it kicked off a summertime marketing promotion.

PayPal Grows Revenue 17 Percent in First Quarter
PayPal grew revenue 17 percent in the first three months of 2017 and grew total payment volume 23 percent. It ended the quarter with 203 million active customer accounts, including 16 million merchant accounts.


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  • Etsy Runs Test of Search Filters in the Jewelry Category - 04/26/2017
  • An Invitation to US Businesses from Alibaba's Jack Ma - 04/26/2017


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

    NEW! From the Editor - April 9, 2017
    (April 09, 2017, Issue #401)
    Some of the issues covered in today's editorial: eBay will guarantee 3-day delivery on 20 million items beginning this summer, and sellers want to know who will pay when packages don't meet the target delivery date. Amazon is putting into place more rigorous vetting of sellers after it found itself targeted by fraudsters posing as merchants. And sellers uncovered glitches including a visibility problem with eBay Promoted Listings (costing traffic) and a problem with eBay Shipping labels funding through PayPal (causing large, unexpected bank fees).

    NEW! eBay Reveals Two Types of Delivery Guarantees under New Program
    (April 09, 2017, Issue #401)
    eBay sellers have two ways to participate in eBay's Guaranteed Delivery program that will debut this summer. Here's a look at how the program works and the concerns raised by sellers.

    NEW! Selling on Amazon, eBay, and Walmart: Going Beyond Listing
    (April 09, 2017, Issue #401)
    Which online marketplaces are most effective? In what ways should marketplace sellers be doing more to promote their listings? We checked in with a vendor who works with multi-channel merchants to get some expert advice about selling on Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and other channels.

    NEW! Will eBay's New Focus on Brands Have a Detrimental Effect?
    (April 09, 2017, Issue #401)
    eBay is cozying up to brands in new ways that could present challenges for the smaller, traditional eBay seller. Here's a look at the company's messaging as we search for clues about its intent.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Restaurant Ephemera - Menus and Paper Placemats
    (April 09, 2017, Issue #401)
    Are you hungry for information about the value of old restaurant menus and paper placemats? Michele Alice whets our appetite in today's Collectors Corner column as she delves into the history and collectability of restaurant ephemera.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - April 9, 2017
    (April 09, 2017, Issue #401)
    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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