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EcommerceBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor – September 8, 2019

Letters to the Editor column
Letters to the Editor September 8 2019

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.

Dear Ina,
I loved the article on The Scotch Flex & Seal Shipping Roll.

It’s always exciting when a company finds a new way to do something a new and possibly better way.

It sounds as if this will work, if 3M provides more instructions on when to use it and how to use it.

Maybe this will replace many of the oversize Amazon boxes that clutter the land fill.
Ruth

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Dear Ina,
RE: editorial in the August 5th Newsflash email newsletter

One thing to remember about tariffs is that the tariff is collected on the WHOLESALE value of merchandise when it enters the US. In many areas there will be negligible impacts to consumers as the wholesale price is marked up tremendously on many imported items. (i.e. Nike pays $10 for $100 retail sneakers.)

Of course importers and retailers will take advantage of the tariffs as a reason to raise prices/gouge where they can.
Best,
Martin

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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