Ina Steiner EcommerceBytes Blog
News and insight focusing on ecommerce.
by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Monday February 29, 2016
Ecommerce CEOs Rub Donald Trump the Wrong Way
Donald Trump has a problem with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman has a proble ...

Thursday February 25, 2016
Amazon Unexpectedly Hikes USPS Shipping Rates on Wednesday
Amazon sellers encountered higher rates for certain USPS shipping services on Wednesday with no ...

Tuesday February 23, 2016
Best Buy to Close Third Party Marketplace Tomorrow
A seller on the Best Buy Marketplace was surprised to learn today that the retailer is clo ...

Monday February 22, 2016
eBay Denies It Will Use Return Rate Metric to Evaluate Sellers
Sellers began noticing a "Return Rate" metric in the Seller Dashboard on Friday. Numerous sellers t ...

Saturday February 20, 2016
eBay Rolls Out Radical Changes to Seller Standards Today
Ding-dong, the DSRs are dead ( sort of ) - are sellers happy about eBay's new seller standards it r ...

Thursday February 18, 2016
Are You Ready for Feb 29th eBay Product Identifiers Deadline?
eBay held an informational chat session about its new requirements around Product Identifiers. You ...

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Etsy Likely to Launch Inventory Management Tools for a Fee
Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson revealed that the company is working on inventory management tools for sell ...

Saturday February 13, 2016
This Year's Sellers Choice Rewards Sites with Traffic
No matter how great an online marketplace is from a seller's perspective, the most important fac ...

Wednesday February 10, 2016
eBay Pivots from Big Retail to Crafters and Bookstores
Does Etsy have anything to worry about now that eBay is joining Amazon in going after artisans and ...

Monday February 8, 2016
Kim Komando Warns Shoppers to Watch Out for Amazon Resellers
"Watch out for old Wal-Mart goods for sale on Amazon," the  Kim Komando website warns . The si ...

Saturday February 6, 2016
Etsy Hit with Direct Checkout Outage
An outage hit Etsy's Direct Checkout system early Saturday morning, and as of this eve ...

Friday February 5, 2016
Company Calls on Yahoo to Acquire eBay
Yahoo should acquire eBay, according to Valuentum. Yahoo is a troubled company right now, under pr ...

Wednesday February 3, 2016
Major Amazon Outage Overnight Results in Lost Sales
If you weren't able to place an order on Amazon last night, you were not alone. The site had a m ...

Tuesday February 2, 2016
Is Etsy the Anti-Amazon?
Etsy announced it has been recertified as a B Corp, the first U.S. company to complete the assessm ...

Monday February 1, 2016
PayPal Lawsuit Settlement Raises Security Concerns
Online sellers who have dealt with holds on their PayPal funds over the years are entitled t ...