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  1. EtsyYou can sell products in Etsy’s Handmade category without ever making, touching, or shipping the items, and now it’s even easier thanks to an integration with Shapeways, a company that manufactures and ships 3-D printed items on behalf of third-party designers. Designers can now sync their Shapeways printed items to their Etsy shop. This enables […]

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  2. eBayeBay CEO Devin Wenig wrote his annual letter to shareholders today. We break it down in the EcommerceBytes Blog, and the fulltext of the letter follows: To Our Stockholders,The past year has brought remarkable challenges and opportunities for both the technology industry and for eBay. It was a year of reckoning for many consumer tech […]

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  3. craigslistCraigslist still has a reputation as a free online classifieds site, but as many serious sellers know, it now charges fees for certain types of listings and for business sellers, which it refers to as “dealers.” Now it has added a new fee, as the AIM Group reported. Craigslist is now charging “regular” people $5 […]

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  4. AmazonAmazon is giving away some translated foreign-language ebooks “in hopes of showing more readers the joys of translated text,” explaining its reasoning as follows: “The translation of literature plays a vital role in global entertainment, but it’s also essential in education – bringing new cultures, traditions, mindsets, and perspectives to readers.” It’s making available the […]

    The post Will Amazon Book Giveaway Help or Harm Booksellers? appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  5. BigCommerceEcommerce platform BigCommerce received certification for its information security practices, a move that comes on the heels of its migration to the Google Cloud platform. A spokesperson told EcommerceBytes the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification demonstrates BigCommerce’s commitment to the highest standards of security for its partners and merchants. BigCommerce powers ecommerce for more than 60,000 brands, […]

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  6. TaxSome states have targeted online sellers for marketplace service fees, and today, Amazon followed up with more details after sending an email to sellers last week. Here’s a link to our initial coverage in the April 12th EcommerceBytes Blog about Amazon’s first notification to sellers. The text of today’s follow-up email from Amazon follows below: […]

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  7. The US State Department may enact new regulations that would impact jewelry makers and sellers, according to National Jeweler, and it could be just the beginning. The industry publication said sources told them of a meeting between regulators and a coalition of jewelers: “According to those who attended the meeting, who asked not to be […]

    The post Feds May Crack Down on Product Sourcing from Abroad appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  8. ShopifyEcommerce platform Shopify kicked off a new brand campaign today that includes TV commercials. The marketing message to business owners and entrepreneurs is: “Let’s Make You a Business.” Shopify enables merchants to set up their own ecommerce shop, explaining it helps businesses “design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including mobile, […]

    The post Shopify Turns to Television to Reach Online Sellers appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  9. eBayeBay is promoting certain sellers through a collaboration with Record Store Day, which is a coalition of independent brick-and-mortar record-store owners. In today’s announcement, eBay wrote, “Shop independent brick-and-mortar stores through Record Store Day’s Authorized eBay Reseller hub.” Visiting ebaystores.com/therealrecordstoreday lands visitors on a page with a link to the individual eBay sellers who are […]

    The post eBay Promotes ‘Authorized’ Brick-and-Mortar Record Sellers appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  10. EcommerceBytes Editor Ina SteinerSellers got a rash of bad news this month – the bottom line, costs are going up. PayPal will no longer credit fees for refunds for returns or any other reason. Amazon said it will now collect tax on seller fees and services for states that require it. And Etsy is no longer allowing sellers […]

    The post From the Editor – April 14, 2019 appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

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