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  1. EtsyEtsy completed its migration to the Google Cloud, according to Chief Technology Officer Mike Fisher, and in Wednesday’s announcement, Fisher boasted the move helps the marketplace run more tests, which is something that many sellers find frustrating. “Etsy’s experiment velocity was up 115% in 2019,” Fisher wrote, stating “this process leads to meaningful insights that […]

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  2. USPSSellers should be aware of a change to the green customs form for international packages, one that impacts sellers who purchase postage at the post office rather than online. A reader had asked the following: “A postal clerk told me today that beginning on some date in March, we will not be allowed to use […]

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  3. AmazonAmazon is trying to alleviate concerns of brands who worry about having to compete with rivals on the giant marketplace. Digiday explains that storefronts are one way Amazon is catering to brands: “The storefronts are effectively a branded site within Amazon.com where marketers can showcase products and promotions without having to worry about shoppers being […]

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  4. eBayeBay is working with a third-party software provider to offer sellers an alternative to Turbo Lister, which eBay will stop supporting in July. SixBit Software founder John Slocum confirmed that he has been working with eBay to provide a preferred solution for Turbo Lister, which is a desktop tool that allows sellers to manage their […]

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  5. eBayeBay launched a program called Export Revival, which is a regional spin-off of its Retail Revival program that is focused on expanding the trading reach of participants. eBay launched Export Revival program in Greece and Bulgaria. Retail Revival teaches local retailers how to sell on eBay and gives them extra visibility, and eBay offers the […]

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  6. eBayIn 2019, over 19 million items were listed to benefit charities, and eBay buyers and sellers raised over $112 million for charity organizations globally last year. That’s a 10% increase over 2018. eBay also revealed the top categories for charitable fundraising: Electronics and Books, DVDs and Music topped the list. eBay said it’s also seeing […]

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  7. EtsyEtsy is dangling an all-expense trip to Etsy’s headquarters in New York to get sellers to post on social networking site Instagram. The “Why You Sell on Etsy” contest is open to sellers in the US, the UK, and Canada. To enter, sellers must share a photo or video on Instagram explaining why they sell […]

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  8. AmazonAmazon launched a new feature to give sellers enrolled in its FBA fulfillment program greater visibility into reimbursements and customer returns. Customer returns tool: “We’ve added a tool to the FBA customer returns report page to give you greater visibility into reimbursements and customer returns.” It provided instructions on how merchants could quickly see whether […]

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  9. eBayeBay’s government relations team provided an update on the issue of online sales tax in a post on the eBay Mainstreet website on Thursday. The message: states were busy in 2019 updating and enacting sales-tax laws following the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v Wayfair decision, and states are resuming activity in 2020. Nearly every state […]

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  10. EcommerceBytes Editor Ina SteinerThe sellers have spoken! The results of the 2020 Sellers Choice Awards are in. As they do every year, sellers described the challenges the face on each of the platforms on which they sell. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to weigh in – the comments are fascinating and can only be described as […]

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