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  1. EcommerceBytes Editor Ina SteinerOn January 31, 2018, eBay announced its plans to take over payments and explained: “Most sellers can expect their costs of payments processing to be reduced after they transition to eBay’s intermediated payments model, and benefit from a simplified pricing structure and more predictable access to their funds.” But on May 21, 2019, eBay updated […]

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  2. USPSNew US postal rates took effect on January 27, 2019, but there was a “Part Two” that kicks in on June 23, 2019, having to do with DIM Weight. That stands for dimensional weight, a pricing method shipping carriers came up with to charge more for packages that are lightweight, but take up a lot […]

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  3. FashionphileSarah Davis started selling clothing on eBay in 1999 and, after bringing on business partner Ben Hemminger in 2006, built up a business selling pre-owned luxury goods. The success of Fashionphile caught the attention of upscale retailer Neiman Marcus, which recently purchased a minority stake in her business. Neiman Marcus Group said the transaction made […]

    The post From eBay to Neiman Marcus: Seller Shows the Power of Branding appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  4. ShippingOnline selling costs keep rising, making it imperative to periodically review your operations to find ways to save money and boost efficiency. ShipStation General Manager John Kinny shared some tips on where merchants can look when it comes to shipping. Many of the options to save money aren’t as obvious as you might think, he […]

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  5. Collectors CornerAcross the nation, yard-sale season is in full swing. Led by the Boomer generation (and inspired by Marie Kondo, who has been applying her organizational skills to helping the less tidy), residents everywhere are downsizing their possessions. Everything from clothes to toys, books to knickknacks, and bicycles to blenders is headed to rummage sales, church […]

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  6. Letters to the Editor columnIn every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From shipping issues to payment processing, from fees to online marketplace policies, EcommerceBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views. Dear Ina,Search is broken worse than ever, but eBay says “working as expected” (link to eBay discussion thread). Apparently the eBay tech team […]

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  7. President TrumpRetailers and manufacturers sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday asking him to end what they called the escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs. “Broadly applied tariffs are not an effective tool to change China’s unfair trade practices. Tariffs are taxes paid directly by U.S. companies, including those listed below – not China.” But don’t be […]

    The post Retailers Tell President Trump They Pay Tariffs, Not the Chinese appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  8. eBayeBay UK is running a sitewide flash sale today through Saturday, according to members of its affiliate program, though we are unable to see any ads for the promotion on the UK website at the time of this writing. UK shoppers can use the code PRICEWIN to receive 10% off a minimum spend of £50 […]

    The post eBay UK Runs Sitewide Flash Sale Post-Outage, Pre-Prime Day appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  9. Target logoSellers might have cringed when they heard the news that retail chain Target is now offering same-day delivery of online orders, since it puts pressure on them to offer quicker delivery too. But the good news: it shows shoppers that same-day delivery comes at a cost. Target is offering same-day delivery for $9.99 per order, […]

    The post Target Puts a Price on Same-Day Delivery appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  10. PayPalCanadian sellers shipping to US shoppers are at a disadvantage when it comes to shipping rates and delivery time. PayPal launched a new shipping solution on Wednesday for Canadian sellers that it says can save them 75% in shipping costs. Multichannel sellers can import their orders into the tool, and PayPal Canada said tracking links […]

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