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Latest Ecommerce News - July 22, 2014

USPS Click N Ship Causing Major Headaches for Sellers
The U.S. Postal Service's Click N Ship service used by merchants to print online shipping labels has been experiencing technical issues for the past week.

eBay Sweeps Up Would-Be Bidders for New Live-Auctions Platform
eBay is using a Collectibles and Art Sweepstakes promotion to build a database of collectors and their interests as it readies its new live-auction platform.

Amazon Considers Peer Fulfillment Option for 3P Merchants
Amazon has come up with a unique way to avoid customer disappointment when merchants find they are unable to fulfill an order.

Amazon to Nearly Double Product Selection in Next Two Years
The normally tight-lipped Amazon has been loosening its lips this month. Read about the latest interview with a top executive for insight into drones, product selection, and more.


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    Check out the Current Issue of EB-Update Below!

    NEW! From the Editor - July 20, 2014
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Sellers weren't making it up when they told us they were impacted by the fallout from eBay's security breach - eBay CEO John Donahoe confirmed it on Wednesday, saying the company was beginning to see some recovery in the first part of July, but it would take longer and cost more to get back to double-digit growth. EcommerceBytes is in the process of conducting a reader survey to help us tailor our content to your needs, and the results are fascinating. We have a far more diverse group of online sellers than we did compared to previous years, with a noticeable increase in the annual sales of EcommerceBytes subscribers. Read more in today's editorial.

    NEW! Protecting Your Product Photos from Image Thieves
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    You spend a lot of time taking photographs of your products to get an edge over your competitors, so it's more than a little aggravating when thieves steal your images. Learn about a solution that helps merchants protect their images through a unique and very effective form of digital watermarking.

    NEW! With Fulfillment By Amazon, Don't Set It and Forget It
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Using a fulfillment service can be liberating, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. We look at a free guide that lays out strategies for using Fulfillment By Amazon, including a rule of thumb for pricing your FBA products. We interviewed the guide's author about the strategies he compiled from his customers' experiences - including when you shouldn't use FBA.

    NEW! Why Your Buyers May Not Be Getting Your Emails
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Your customer service and marketing email messages may not be getting to your buyers and prospects thanks to anti-phishing initiatives on the part of large players. An expert explains what these standards are and how the latest industry practices impact online merchants trying to communicate with their buyers.

    NEW! Collectors Corner: Mopar
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    Chrysler is known for some of the earliest innovations in automobiles. Owners of classic Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and DeSotos are eager to scoop up parts for their cars, whether pre-war beauties or vintage muscle cars. Welcome to the world of Mopar.

    NEW! EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor - July 20, 2014
    (July 20, 2014, Issue #363)
    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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