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  1. eBayAn eBay seller was arrested on federal charges for allegedly selling a product – Toamit Virus Shut Out – that claimed it would help protect individuals from viruses. The arrest serves as a warning that the federal government is fighting fraud related to COVID-19. According to the Department of Justice, the eBay listing depicted the […]

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  2. AmazonAmazon is famous for what it calls its “customer obsession,” but the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting home the fact that without healthy employees, it’s hampered in achieving that mission. So it’s calling on some of its other “leadership principles” to figure out how to keep employees healthy and on the job, such as “Invent and […]

    The post Amazon Goes DIY to Keep Employees on the Job appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  3. Save Indie BookstoresThese are especially tough times for independent bookstores due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is keeping shoppers at home. Author James Patterson is doing something to help by donating half a million dollars to a new grant program. Patterson partnered with the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to promote […]

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  4. Shippo logoShippo raised $30 million in funding, bringing its total capital raised to $59 million since its founding in 2013. The shipping platform for online merchants also announced it hired Catherine Stewart as its Chief Operating Officer. Stewart was formerly Chief Business Officer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. The company explained in its announcement: “With […]

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  5. AmazonAmazon is pausing its little-known shipping service in June, resulting in a bit of confusion as the news trickled out on industry boards on Tuesday, later picked up by the Wall Street Journal. Amazon Shipping is the marketplace’s foray into competing with shipping carriers – as we reported in February 2019, the pilot program offered […]

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  6. MercariSelling app Mercari is accepting listings for handmade face masks (face coverings) after new guidance was issued by the CDC, and it’s donating a portion of the fees it collects for such sales. “Starting today, until May 31, we will donate 50% of proceeds from selling fees on all homemade masks,” the company announced. “The […]

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  7. EtsyEtsy regularly updates its categories and attributes based on user feedback and its own research, and on Tuesday, it announced the latest changes in a post on the Etsy Seller Handbook. Etsy reminded readers in its post that sellers assign their listings to the most specific category that fits their item, and shoppers use categories […]

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  8. eBaySales of webcams on eBay are up over 1,000 percent from this time last year as people are forced to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. That statistic was part of eBay’s report on what types of items are in high demand. eBay executive Jordan Sweetnam published the report in a post on […]

    The post Advice for Sellers on What’s Trending Now on eBay appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  9. eFulfillment ServiceeFulfillment Service is offering free storage for medical supplies to help hospitals, doctors and nurses get the supplies they need, and it’s asking its industry to follow its lead so that no manufacturer stalls production because they can’t afford storage, according to the company. eFulfillment Service said it would provide free storage to any producer […]

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  10. eBayeBay is offering additional relief to UK sellers who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. “To relieve some of the pressure due to the changing circumstances around COVID-19, we’ll now refund your shop subscription fees if you have to shut down your eBay shop for an extended period of time,” it explained. UK business […]

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