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Shipstation Adds Hermes to Discounted Carrier Services for UK Sellers

ShipStation, announced this week it has launched its integrated relationship with Hermes, one of the UK's premier carrier services. UK-based ShipStation customers are now able...

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Yahoo Small Business Offers New Startup Plan For Getting Online Quickly

On Wednesday, Yahoo Small Business announced a new “startup” priced launch package for businesses wanting to get online, providing the basic tools they need...

Shopify Bans Some Firearms – But Appears to Provide Little Guidance for Existing Stores

This week Shopify made changes to its Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that now includes a detailed list of products that are not legal for sale...

Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Claim in UK Raises Questions

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has raised questions regarding Amazon’s claim that it offers next-day delivery to customers who use its Prime service...

Alternative Payments Outnumber Traditional Payments in Asia-Pacific Region

While most online transactions in North America and Europe are handled by credit or debit cards, cash/checks, and bank transfers, alternative payment methods such...

USPS Proposes New Regulations for Shipping Liquids and Lotions

Recently, the U.S. Postal Service published a proposed rule change that may impact online merchants that sell liquids and lotions. The Postal Service and United...

New Etsy Survey Takes a Look at Back To School Trends

Etsy released the results of a survey on Back to School (B2S) Trends. The company surveyed a total of 725 Etsy buyers with children in...

Artisan Marketplace Our Village Promotes Itself as No-Fee Alternative to Etsy

Our Village announced this week it offers worldwide online sellers an alternative marketplace with "no listing fees/no commissions deducted from sales" when compared to Etsy. Recently,...

Amazon to Open Service Center in Bogotá Colombia

Amazon announced it is opening a new service center in Bogotá, Colombia. The company plans to hire about 600 employees, with 400 by October...

4 Benefits for Adopting AI-Powered Data Analytics

Investments in artificial intelligence are rife. According to Statista, the global AI market is expected to reach $7.25 billion this year, fueled by investments...

Second Annual Labor Day Sale Coming to Etsy on August 30

Etsy announced they will be holding their second annual labor day at the end of August. The sale will run from Thursday, August 30...

eBay Launches New APIs and AI Capabilities for Developers

During eBay Open 2018, eBay showed off new capabilities for Image Search to attending eBay sellers. While this article is probably a bit geeky...

eCommerce Influencer Series: Katie May – ShippingEasy

In this installment of our eCommerce Influencer Series, we are honored to have ShippingEasy CEO Katie May join us. We are grateful to her for...

eBay Launches New APIs and AI Capabilities for Developers

During eBay Open 2018, eBay showed off new capabilities for Image Search to attending eBay sellers. While this article is probably a bit geeky...

eBay Announces Lansing Michigan as Next Retail Revival Partner City

eBay announced that is has chosen Lansing, Michigan as it's second Retail Revival Partner city. Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Lansing...

eBay to Protect Sellers Impacted by California Wildfires

The wildfire in California has become the largest wildfire ever and besides the human toll and devastation, it is causing interruptions at all levels. eBay...

Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Claim in UK Raises Questions

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has raised questions regarding Amazon’s claim that it offers next-day delivery to customers who use its Prime service...

Amazon to Open Service Center in Bogotá Colombia

Amazon announced it is opening a new service center in Bogotá, Colombia. The company plans to hire about 600 employees, with 400 by October...

Study Shows Consumers on Amazon Prime Day Compare and Plan More

Amazon already touted the success of this year's Prime Day with its own numbers, but Periscope By McKinsey released research today it conducted in the...

New Etsy Survey Takes a Look at Back To School Trends

Etsy released the results of a survey on Back to School (B2S) Trends. The company surveyed a total of 725 Etsy buyers with children in...

Second Annual Labor Day Sale Coming to Etsy on August 30

Etsy announced they will be holding their second annual labor day at the end of August. The sale will run from Thursday, August 30...

Etsy Testing New Feature in Conversations to Help Organize Shopper Messages

Etsy apparently is testing a new feature in Conversations, their on-platform messaging system, that allows shoppers to select labels to categorize their messages into...

Artisan Marketplace Our Village Promotes Itself as No-Fee Alternative to Etsy

Our Village announced this week it offers worldwide online sellers an alternative marketplace with "no listing fees/no commissions deducted from sales" when compared to Etsy. Recently,...

Walmart Lands Bombshell on Marketplace Sellers – In-Store Returns!

First, it was free shipping, then it was free and fast shipping, now it's returns that are becoming the battleground in eCommerce. Amazon always seems...

Alibaba to Release Smartphone – Amazon May Be Considering Another Try

This week, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo and Alibaba’s Tmall Innovation Center (TMIC) announced they are teaming up to create a new smartphone slated for launch in the fourth...

Shopify Bans Some Firearms – But Appears to Provide Little Guidance for Existing Stores

This week Shopify made changes to its Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that now includes a detailed list of products that are not legal for sale...

BigCommerce Appoints Mark Adams as VP and GM for Europe

This week BigCommerce announced Mark Adams has joined the company as vice president and general manager for Europe. Capitalizing on his 15+ years of ecommerce...

Sales Growth on Shopify Slows Down

Things aren’t looking up for Shopify as its shares fell after it released its second-quarter financial results on Tuesday. The Canada-based eCommerce company’s revenue for...

Alternative Payments Outnumber Traditional Payments in Asia-Pacific Region

While most online transactions in North America and Europe are handled by credit or debit cards, cash/checks, and bank transfers, alternative payment methods such...

PayPal’s New Fast Checkout Features Will Further Improve Conversion

PayPal already boasts high checkout conversion with its simple user interface. A recent comScore study found that PayPal Checkout converted at 88.7 percent during checkout,...

Payability Expands Instant Advance Service To 4 New Marketplaces

NEW YORK – June 28, 2018 – Payability, the leading provider of friction-free financing for eCommerce marketplace sellers, today announced the availability of its...

Shipstation Adds Hermes to Discounted Carrier Services for UK Sellers

ShipStation, announced this week it has launched its integrated relationship with Hermes, one of the UK's premier carrier services. UK-based ShipStation customers are now able...

USPS Proposes New Regulations for Shipping Liquids and Lotions

Recently, the U.S. Postal Service published a proposed rule change that may impact online merchants that sell liquids and lotions. The Postal Service and United...

UPS Holiday Season 2018 – Includes Peak Residential Surcharges Again

As many online retailers are already preparing for what looks like will be another very busy 2018 holiday season, UPS released a list of...

Back To School is Second Biggest Shopping Season and Growing in Online Sales

Deloitte, a leading corporate consultancy and services company, released a survey it conducted about Back to School (B2S) spending and it includes some very...

German Cabinet Passes Draft Law to Enforce Sales Tax Collection

The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft law that will enforce sales tax collection on sellers in Germany that use EU based marketplaces. Earlier...

Amazon and Etsy to Start Collecting Sales Tax Today in Oklahoma

Etsy and Amazon will start to collect sales tax today on all orders shipping to residents of the Sooner State. Oklahoma becomes the third state...

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Second Annual Labor Day Sale Coming to Etsy on August 30

Etsy announced they will be holding their second annual labor day at the end of August. The sale will run from Thursday, August 30...

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