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Latest Ecommerce News - September 30, 2014

eBay Resurrects Cashback to Keep Shoppers Coming Back
After a 3-year hiatus, eBay has brought back support for the cashback program on shopping loyalty sites such as FatWallet, BigCrumbs, MrRebates, and other affiliate marketers' websites.

Etsy Removes Limits on Seller Protection
Etsy has removed monetary limits on its Seller Protection Program, at the same time clarifying the requirements for meeting such protection.

How One Postal Service Is Tapping into Ecommerce
Postal services around the world are experimenting with new services to counter the decline in their core businesses. One such entity is tapping into ecommerce to capitalize on the growth in package delivery.

Bigcommerce Gives Merchants Insight into Shoppers' Behavior
Bigcommerce launched an analytics tool to give merchants insight into shopping behavior to help them optimize their ecommerce websites.

eBay International News: UK Taxes, Russia a Priority
In a roundup of eBay international news, Russia is eBay's number one priority for global expansion; eBay comes under scrutiny in the UK over taxes; and eBay UK is rolling out a new delivery option.

eBay-PayPal Split Not Designed for Sale to Alibaba
eBay announced the decision to split eBay and PayPal into separate companies early this morning, though it didn't come as a huge surprise to many people. eBay CEO John Donahoe told Wall Street analysts the decision to split the businesses was not in order to position them for a sale after one analyst alluded to Alibaba as a possible suitor.

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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - September 21, 2014
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    As eBay faces technology, security, and human resource challenges, its old nemesis Alibaba has just filed the largest IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $21.8 billion and making its founders wealthy. Catch up on other industry developments in today's editorial, including a new PayPal policy of which all sellers should be aware.

    NEW! How UPS Is Gearing Up for the Holiday Shopping Season
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    How shipping carriers perform during the crunch time of the holiday season impacts consumer confidence in online shopping, and poor performance can harm a seller's reputation. EcommerceBytes checked in with UPS to find out what the company learned from last year's challenges and how it is working with merchants to avoid consumer disappointment this year. Here's what you need to know.

    NEW! Content Strategies Part 3: Make Connections and Solve Problems
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    If you use your website content to solve people's problems, you can not only increase referral and SEO traffic, but improve the likelihood that visitors will buy your products. In part 3 of our series on content strategies for online sellers, we provide four tips for using content to boost shoppers' confidence in you and your brand and take a look at how others are finding success with these practices.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Tea Bags, Duct Tape, and,...Toilet Paper?!
    (September 21, 2014, Issue #367)
    Seemingly mundane items can fan the flames of passion in collectors, even tea bags, duct tape, and toilet paper. Just make sure you don't get the last two mixed up, or you could end up with a sticky situation.

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