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  1. A new analysis of the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota vs Wayfair offers a ray of hope for small online sellers who are worried about the burden of collecting and remitting sales tax across the United States. But it also highlights the uncertainty left in its wake. Tax attorneys with Jones Walker examined what […]

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  2. Even as Amazon expands in new geographies including Australia and the Middle East, it hasn’t stopped expanding its logistics capabilities in existing markets. This week the company announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Canada. The 1-million square foot customer fulfillment facility is Amazon’s fifth in Ontario, adding to existing centers in Brampton, […]

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  3. eBay launched a program for shoppers last month in Australia modeled after Amazon Prime called eBay Plus. But with no warehouses or Amazon FBA-style fulfillment program, it was difficult to see how it could meet eBay Plus customer expectations. This week, eBay announced a new deal with Australia Post to offer a seller fulfilment solution […]

    The post eBay Expands Prime-Like Program with New Fulfillment Deal appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  4. Amazon didn’t create the concept of “Christmas in July” or “back-to-school” sales, but its annual Prime Day shopping holiday has spawned annual “Black Friday in July” sales from rivals who feel compelled to follow its lead in setting the date of their own sales. Time magazine took note of the fact in, “Walmart, Target, and […]

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  5. Auctiva is surveying eBay sellers about using other marketplaces as it prepares to launch a new product called Auctiva Multi-Channel. Auctiva Product Manager Natasha Burns told EcommerceBytes that after 18 years of providing selling solutions exclusively for eBay, “this last year we decided it was time to move with the market and start expanding to […]

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  6. eBay is running another flash sale in advance of next week’s Amazon Prime Day shopping extravaganza. Tuesday’s flash sale was limited to items in the tech category, but Wednesday’s sale appears to be sitewide, applying to everything except tech along with some other additional category exclusions. eBay had announced on Monday it would be running […]

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  7. eBay had announced on Monday it would be running category-wide sales today and tomorrow when it wrote, “Exclusively this week, eBay is hosting one-day-only sales in its top categories from 5am – 11pm PDT on Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11.” Today’s flash sale is in the Tech category – shoppers can save 10% […]

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  8. Etsy began rolling out its new subscription plan today. It had announced Etsy Plus in mid-June, but sellers can be forgiven if they don’t remember it since it was introduced at the same time as a fee hike and fee restructuring. Etsy is offering two plans sellers can subscribe to – Etsy Premium will become […]

    The post Etsy Starts Rolling Out New Subscription Plan Called Plus appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  9. Google recently announced it is rebranding its iconic AdWords advertising program that launched in 2000. Google AdWords will become Google Ads, and the company is launching two additional programs: Google Marketing Platform and Google Ad Manager. Google Ads is designed to make it easier for small businesses to get started with online advertising: “It brings […]

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  10. eBay is lowering fees, but only in certain subcategories in the Business and Industrial Goods category. It’s unclear exactly what prompted the fee adjustment, but competitive factors likely played a role. eBay stated in its announcement that it was “serious” about being the best place to buy industrial equipment. If you are a seller in […]

    The post eBay Lowers Certain Fees – But Don’t Get Too Excited appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

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