The world of ecommerce is always changing. From new marketplaces to sell on to seller requirement changes for existing marketplaces to various law changes for sellers to abide by, it can be difficult to stay on top of it all. Our ecommerce news section below includes topics ranging from IPO announcements to new marketplace tools. It is important for sellers like you to stay up-to-date on these changes and how they affect your business and your bottom line.
Amazon announces last call on its Webstore service, with plans to shut down completely by July 1, 2016. Sellers currently using Webstore have roughly 15 months to find a new shopping cart provider and migrate. Have you checked out any of these top rated shopping cart tools yet?
Stamps.com recently announced their intention to purchase leading postage provider Endicia. Will Stamps.com or Endicia customers be impacted?
Did you catch this Etsy news? – Etsy CEO takes on Net Neutrality conversation, loosened wholesale rules help create the first Etsy millionaire, and unofficial presidential campaign merchandise grows in popularity. Read more about Etsy’s latest moves and headlines.
EBay begins job cuts associated with its split from PayPal, with plans to complete lay offs by the end of the quarter. Though the job cuts are done begrudgingly, March news isn’t all doom and gloom.
Amazon goes back to school with their latest initiative, sets its sights on RadioShack’s prime real estate and gets some air time on CBS news to discuss its ground-breaking show ‘Transparent.’ Read this and other headlines in our In The News series.
Amazon is leaving the nest and heading to college in their latest initiative, Amazon Campus. This program, which was recently launched on Purdue, University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of California Davis, aims to help students save time and money when shopping for textbooks and other goods.
Alibaba has been in hot water after allegations surfaced that they had been aware of Taobao’s counterfeit problem since July of last year. Read this and other recent headlines in our ecommerce In The News series.
Alibaba came under fire when the Chinese Government released a report claiming the ecommerce giant wasn’t doing enough to keep fake and counterfeit goods off of their Taobao marketplace. Though Alibaba insists the findings are news to them, the government agency argues that these reports were discussed with Alibaba’s leadership as early as June of last year.
Amid the rumors of Etsy’s IPO, there is also speculation of a potential lawsuit from the management of singer/songwriter Beyoncé over the sale of mugs that parody her name. Despite the fact that Etsy does not require permission from its shop owners to list items, Etsy has pulled all of the mugs in question, and is awaiting further action. Read this and other Etsy headlines in our Etsy in the News series.
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