eBay Updates Sellers in U.S., Canada and UK About New Seller Metrics

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eBay posted updates to the U.S. and Canadian announcement boards reminding sellers that new seller metrics will go into effect on October 1, 2018 U.S. and Canada U.S. and Canadian sellers have access to competitive insights with service metrics and peer benchmarks that give them additional visibility into the reasons behind their customers’ “item not […]

eBay Announces They Will Start Collecting Sales Tax in 2019

eBay Sales Tax Update

Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the favor of South Dakota in South Dakota v. Wayfair and eliminated the need of a physical location to define nexus for remote sellers when they must collect sales tax, small businesses have been wondering how this will impact them. READ MORE: The Fuzzy Math by States in Sales […]

Trump Administration Latest China Tariffs Could Impact Small Business Online Sellers

The Trump administration announced a new list of tariffs on Chinese products on Monday that may impact up to $200 billion in goods. In a statement, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, an executive office of the President of the United States, said” “As part of the United States’ continuing response to China’s […]

Frankfurt Testing Public Transit Trams for Package Deliveries

Many European cities have notoriously narrow streets and traffic congestion is a problem for delivery and courier services creating a myriad of problems, especially during the busy holiday shopping season. Parking of delivery vans in residential areas for any lengthy period to deliver packages is a challenge that frustrates delivery companies, residents, and city officials […]

PayPal Expands Checkout and PayPal Marketing Solutions Globally

PayPal announced that PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons, a feature launched earlier this year in the U.S., will now roll out globally. READ MORE: PayPal’s New Fast Checkout Features Will Further Improve Conversion PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons gives consumers more choice in how they can pay and is designed to help drive conversions […]

Shopping in Instagram Stories Now Available for BigCommerce Merchants

BigCommerce announced that its online sellers will be able to upload ‘shoppable’ Instagram stories. Brands can now tag products within their Instagram stories, meaning viewers can click on the products and go directly to the brand’s store to purchase the item. Providing even more organic opportunities to push traffic back to product landing pages. In […]

Shopify Merchants Now Can Post Stories and Stickers on Instagram

Shopify announced that it has expanded its existing integration with Instagram to include shopping stickers on Instagram stories. Instagram stories provide a less permanent way to promote content as stories disappear after 24 hours, similar to Snapchat’s My Stories. This is an ideal way for merchants to run short-term promotions such as flash sales, introductory, […]