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  1. EtsyEtsy announced a new feature on Tuesday to help sellers track the performance of their Etsy Ads campaigns. Like other online marketplaces, Etsy is increasingly relying on seller ad fees for revenue growth. In Tuesday’s announcement, Etsy wrote the following: “Today we’re introducing more advanced graphs for your Etsy Ads campaign, so you can track […]

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  2. AmazonAmazon will hold a virtual conference for small sellers and business partners next month. There is no cost to participate in Amazon Accelerate, a 3-day event kicking off on September 1st featuring Amazon executives, current sellers, and independent online selling experts. The “interactive” virtual event will offer 60 sessions across the three days and will […]

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  3. eBayThe UK government is charging a new Digital Services tax (DST), and while Amazon is passing along the tax to sellers, eBay said it would not pass along the tax to its 300,000 UK sellers.. We reported last week that sellers will pay an extra 2% in Amazon fees beginning September 1st to cover the […]

    The post Unlike Amazon, eBay Won’t Pass along UK Tax to Sellers appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  4. EcommerceBytes Editor Ina SteinerThe USPS continues to come under fire for delaying mail using the rationale of increasing operational efficiency. It’s a concern for many reasons, but particularly for small businesses who rely on the Postal Service to deliver their packages to buyers in a timely manner. Thanks to some current and former postal workers who blog, news […]

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  5. GoogleGoogle launched several new features recently that show how focused it is on providing services for brands, retailers, and online merchants, and how it is going beyond the advertising services on which many already rely. Some of the latest developments include the following: It made its “Buy on Google” feature more robust; It launched a […]

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  6. A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky’s attorney general violated the U.S. Constitution when he launched a wave of investigations of third-party sellers over alleged price gouging of essential supplies in their stores on Amazon during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ruling, a victory for the Online Merchants Guild, which had sued the state to […]

    The post Online Sellers Group Beats Back Kentucky in Price-Gouging Lawsuit appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  7. Collectors CornerIf you’re anything like us, you’ve probably spent many pleasant Saturdays combing yard, rummage, and estate sales for items to add to your collections or for resale. Until this year. The lockdowns associated with Covid-19 have only recently begun to be lifted, and are in danger of being reimposed as infection rates appear to be […]

    The post Collectors Corner: Identifying Your Stuff, Part II: Silver and Silver-plate appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  8. 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. Ina,I have been having trouble getting my money from eBay managed payments. I started MP on 8/1 and received no money since then […]

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  9. PayPalPayPal said back to school (BTS) spending is up despite the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic – and shopping lists now include safety supplies and remote-learning tech products. PayPal commissioned Netfluential to study 600 college students and 1,200 K-12 parents in July 2020. It found that 70% of students and parents admit to shopping […]

    The post PayPal Says Back to School Spending Up Despite Uncertainty appeared first on EcommerceBytes.

  10. eBayeBay acknowledged a July billing glitch in a message to a seller who had filed a report, but will eBay credit all sellers impacted? eBay credited a seller for a billing glitch we reported on August 1st that impacted an unknown number of sellers. eBay provides a certain amount of free listings each month, and […]

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