|Thu Apr 16 2015 22:13:10|
Software Updates Disrupt eBay and Amazon Sellers This Week
By: Ina Steiner
Recent software updates and changes made for security concerns have disrupted eBay and Amazon sellers this week, particularly when it comes to printing shipping labels.
eBay sellers who print shipping labels through the marketplace reported the system no longer used java but instead began displaying labels as PDF files, causing sellers to have to adjust their printing procedures.
Amazon sellers were impacted with another update that impacted users of Google's Chrome web browser, as a seller reported on this EKG report
. The seller was unable to print Amazon shipping labels after updating Java on Thursday, but found a fix (which EcommerceBytes has not verified).
It's not only shipping labels on marketplaces that are giving sellers difficulty. An eBay seller said a Microsoft update on Wednesday caused an issue with older versions of Endicia's Dazzle program. That seller advised colleagues to simply download the latest version of Dazzle (see that report on EcommerceBytes EKG
wrote yesterday about the slew of security patches released from Microsoft (Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, and .NET), Adobe (Flash Player) and Oracle (java) this week. "On most Windows computers, updates are set to "automatic" by default, but it never hurts to double-check that you have the right settings in place," she wrote.
also wrote about security patches yesterday, and said Google also has an update available for Chrome. He also had a warning about java: "If you really need and use Java for specific Web sites or applications, take a few minutes to update this software,...Otherwise, seriously consider removing Java altogether."
It seems there's no end in sight to the problem of security issues and vulnerabilities for web users - and as usual, online sellers are in the thick of it.