The Last 14 Days in eCommerce News

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 at an affordable cost. Small businesses will now...

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 on the platform. Specifically, with this AUP update,...
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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 because for some Amazon Prime members, this...

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 as digital wallets and mobile are displacing...

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 States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) state they...

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 their household across four markets (the U.S.,...

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, Etsy changed its fee structure from a...

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 and more by the end of the...

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 in image recognition, object identification, detection, and...

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 to Monday, September 3 and will be...