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News & Articles - Auction & Retail Online Selling - 2016

Current News - News and articles for retail and other online selling, such as auction and classified sales.

This website is for learning and sharing information about online selling. This is not a newsletter or news magazine, rather a source for how to find selling information and how to meet other online sellers. This page is a collection of links to news stories and articles, sifted through from various sources to find what might be of most interest to online sellers.

Current 2016 - For Archived Years: Archive 2012 -- Archive 2013 -- Archive 2014 -- Archive 2015

Due to the large volume of information, eBay Seller News and Amazon News are on separate pages.

New & Articles 2016

2016

eCommerceBytes - 04-12-2016 - Can the NFL Ban on Marketplace Sales Succeed?

eCommerceBytes - 04-07-2016 - Google Requires Product Identifiers by May 16.

Internet Retailer - 03-22-16 - Shopify widens its reach to help merchants sell on more networks.

eCommerceBytes - 03-15-2016 - USPS Rolls Back Market-Dominant Postage Rates.

Internet Retailer - 03-02-16 - Why Florida sits on the front lines of U.S. e-commerce fraud.

eCommerceBytes - 02-29-2016 - eBay Tool SixBit Tackles Amazon and Eyes Etsy.

eCommerceBytes - 02-15-2016 - eBay, Etsy, Amazon Top This Year's Sellers Choice Awards.
eCommerceBytes - 02-13-2016 - This Year's Sellers Choice Rewards Sites with Traffic.

WD Wayfind - 01-27-2016 - Readers’ Poll - What percentage of your holiday shopping was done online?

eCommerceBytes - 01-14-2016 - Amazon and Etsy Gain in Search Exposure, eBay Tumbles.

eCommerceBytes - 01-04-2016 - EcommerceBytes Opens Nominations for Sellers Choice Awards.
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New & Articles 2015
(For the beginning of this year a copy of 2015 is still on this page.)

2015

Internet Retailer - 12-31-15 - Tapping into convenience. Alcohol is one product that’s been relatively untouched by e-commerce. But that’s changing as startups and Amazon seek to make it easy for shoppers to get alcohol delivered fast.

eCommerceBytes - 12-17-2015 - Amazon Is Winning in Ecommerce, Does eBay Pose a Threat?

eCommerceBytes - 12-18-2015 - eBay Promotes Hoverboards as USPS Restricts Shipping.
eCommerceBytes - 12-15-2015
- Avoid a Hoverboard Meltdown when Sourcing Inventory.
eCommerceBytes - 12-14-2015 - Will Amazon Hoverboard Crackdown Be a Boon to eBay?

Internet Retailer - 12-11-15 - Marketplace sellers fare well on Amazon in November, and even better on other shopping portals.

eCommerceBytes - 12-08-2015 - How Smaller Merchants Are Performing This Holiday.

eCommerceBytes - 12-04-2015 - Is eBay Airstream Coming to Your City?

eCommerceBytes - 12-04-2015 - eBay Signs Deal to Help Chinese Import to US.

Forbes - 12-04-2015 - Why Alibaba's Massive Counterfeit Problem Will Never Be Solved.

eCommerceBytes - 11-28-2015 - Shop Til You Drop: Small Business Saturday.

eCommerceBytes - 11-08-2015 - From the Editor. Overview of recent online selling news.

eCommerceBytes - 11-05-2015 - eBay Sellers: Beware of Different Ship-to Address.
I had no idea. What will scammers think of next.

eCommerceBytes - 11-04-2015 - Amazon Launches Black Friday Deals This Week.

eCommerceBytes - 11-03-2015 - eBay Launches Holiday Marketing Campaign.

eCommerceBytes - 11-02-2015 - Amazon Sheds Two More Seller Services.

eCommerceBytes - 10-09-2015 - Ecommerce News Roundup for Online Sellers.

RetailWire - 10-09-2015 - Amazon looks to out-Etsy Etsy.

eCommerceBytes - 10-05-2015 - Yahoo Stores Reveals Its Busiest Holiday Shopping Days. (2014)
Nov 28 Black Friday -- Nov 30 Sunday
Dec 1 Cyber Monday -- Dec 2 Tuesday
Dec 8 Monday -- Dec 9 Tuesday -- Dec 10 Wednesday -- Dec 11 Thursday
Dec 15 Monday -- Dec 16 Tuesday

eCommerceBytes - 10-01-2015 - Study Finds Amazon Pricing Is Tough to Beat.

WebRetailer - 09-30-2015 - OpenSky Investing in Vendio, Auctiva, and Singlefeed.

eCommerceBytes - 07-23-2015 - Terapeak Integrates Alibaba into Its Merchant Research Tool.

eCommerceBytes - 07-07-2015 - Yelp Platform Turns Boutiques into Online Shoptiques.

eCommerceBytes - 07-06-2015 - Do Online Sellers Have a Right to Privacy? Some Say No.

eCommerceBytes - 06-30-2015 - Google Skews Search to Detriment of Buyers and Sellers.

eCommerceBytes - 06-23-2015 - Alibaba Sells eBay Selling Tools and US Marketplace.

eCommerceBytes - 06-24-2015 - eBay and Amazon Change Stance on Confederate Flag Merchandise.
Internet Retailer - 06-23-15 -
Confederate flag sales won’t fly at Amazon.
PCMag - 06-23-2015 - Amazon Pulls Confederate Flag Merchandise.
(This is not an opinion of this website, these are articles to alert sellers of a policy change.)

eCommerceBytes - 05-21-2015 - Alibaba Works to Make Sourcing from China Safer.

Internet Retailer - 05-19-15 - PayPal spends $25 million to settle Bill Me Later claims.

eCommerceBytes - 05-18-2015 - WorthPoint Sells GoAntiques Online Marketplace to Gemr.

Internet Retailer - 05-19-15 - WordPress owner buys e-commerce software provider WooCommerce.

eCommerceBytes - 05-10-2015 - From the Editor - May 10, 2015. (eBay, Amazon, and Etsy related.)

Internet Retailer - 05-01-15 - Will click for food: 55% of consumers favor buying groceries online.

Internet Retailer - 05-01-15 - Amazon’s Bezos steps closer to selling space travel.

eCommerceBytes - 04-28-2015 - Ruby Lane to Add Merchant Ratings to Shop Pages.

eCommerceBytes - 04-16-2015 - Shopify IPO Filing Shows the Risks and Rewards in Ecommerce.

WSJ - 04-09-2015 - The Web’s Most Maniacal Bargain Hunters.

RetailWire - 04-08-2015 - eBay's loss is Amazon Marketplace's gain.

Internet Retailer - 04-08-15 - Amazon woos eBay’s once-loyal merchants with faster sales growth.

eCommerceBytes - 04-08-2015 - eBay Sellers Move More Business to Amazon.

eCommerceBytes - 04-02-2015 - eCrater Launches Shipping Enhancements.

eCommerceBytes - 02-23-2015 - PayPal Researchers Say Buyer Fraud Is Common.

eCommerceBytes - 02-10-2015 - Yahoo Casts Off Ecommerce Business.

eCommerceBytes - 02-09-2015 - Etsy, Amazon, and Bonanza Win 2015 Sellers Choice Awards. Quote: "An incredible 12,000 sellers rated 12 marketplaces in this year's Sellers Choice Awards." Includes ecommerce sites such as eBay, and social media sites, such as Facebook. Links to the results for all 12 ecommerce site that were in the survey.

eCommerceBytes - 02-02-2015 - Google Changes Trusted Store Program.

eCommerceBytes - 01-26-2015 - Study: Merchants Unaware of Dim Weight Shipping Rates.

WSJ - 01-14-2015 - Sellers Need Amazon, but at What Cost?

eCommerceBytes - 01-02-2015 - Atomic Mall Adopts Dwolla for Low-Cost Payment Processing.

 
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