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  1. eBay grew Gross Merchandise Volume (the value of goods sold on its Marketplaces) by 13% in the first three months of 2018, or by 7% on an FX neutral basis (foreign exchange). That was the same FX-neutral growth rate as the marketplace reported in the fourth quarter. eBay said growth was aided “by continued expansion […]

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  2. BigCommerce raised another $64 million to grow its business of helping merchants and brands build online stores. The company said the funding would help it accelerate its product roadmap and expand internationally. The company was founded in 2009 and powers over 60,000 merchants across 120 countries. A spokesperson told EcommerceBytes the latest funding round, led […]

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  3. Ex Army officers who served in Afghanistan are the winners of the sixth annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. FedEx awarded $120,500 to the top ten winners and shares the fascinating story of the grand prize winners, co-founders of Rumi Spice, which has a unique goal of economic empowerment behind its creation. Read more below. […]

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  4. Amazon is a major sponsor at this week’s Magento Imagine developers conference and touted the benefits of its services, including its Amazon Pay payments solution for online merchants. Attendee John Hughes, Technical Director at FisheEye and a certified Magento specialist, tweeted the photo of a slide from an Amazon session that displayed the following message: […]

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  5. Magento Commerce announced a new suite of tools to help developers build online stores with app-like experiences. The new PWA Studio promises better shopping experiences to deliver higher conversion rates on mobile devices. The news came as the company holds its Imagine conference in Las Vegas this week, with both PayPal/Braintree and Amazon as major […]

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  6. eBay has always been careful to cultivate its image as an enabler of entrepreneurs and small businesses, and as Amazon faces scrutiny from many corners, eBay has launched new programs to foster that perception. This year, it launched a program called Retail Revival in Ohio, and in France, it recently hosted a conference dedicated to […]

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  7. Just as Amazon wants the smart-key to your front door to deliver your items inside, the ecommerce giant now wants to deliver items inside your car. Amazon Prime members who own Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Volvo automobiles can download the Amazon Key mobile app to schedule deliveries to their vehicles. Press release follows: Amazon […]

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  8. Amazon offers sellers the ability to purchase shipping through its platform for non-FBA orders, called Amazon Buy Shipping and available in Seller Central. It launched a new feature that gives sellers greater flexibility when printing shipping labels through the program: Amazon Print Connect. For those unfamiliar with Amazon Buy Shipping, Amazon acts as a shipping […]

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  9. Amazon is temporarily allowing sellers who use its FBA fulfillment service to remove slow-selling inventory at no charge thanks to fee changes it had announced in March. On March 1st, Amazon announced it would assess Long Term Storage fees (LTS) monthly instead of biannually, and it introduced an Inventory Storage Overage fee. The changes are […]

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  10. eBay CEO Devin Wenig was appointed to the board of General Motors. The company said he brings his “significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning” to the board. Wenig tweeted the news, saying his professional passion was the application of disruptive technology to drive positive change and help people, and he noted that […]

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