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Amazon Survey: Are We Good for Small Business?

Can Amazon mold public perception so it s seen as a platform supporting small businesses and avoid being seen as a faceless corporate giant swallowing everything in its path? A survey adds to the ...

Ominous Sign for Small Sellers Who Import

The owner of a small family-owned business in Texas said she is feeling the financial impact of US tariffs against China. She told CNN that 84% of the products currently in the store come from ...

Etsy Sellers Describe Bumpy Ride with New Billing

Etsy sellers are confused as the marketplace rolls out changes to the way it bills sellers. In April, Etsy announced major changes that would be coming in June, spinning it as a simpler system ...

Unfortunate Consequences of Etsy Cropped Photos

Some sellers are upset that Etsy has cropped their photos that they ve worked so hard on to show their products in the best light. For some users, visiting shops now show thumbnails of listings ...

Etsy Lets Shoppers Filter Reviews in Latest Test

Etsy announced a new test it is running to help shoppers dig in to seller reviews. Concerned about the quality of a seller s items, or want to see if a seller has high ratings when it comes to ...

Etsy Popups: Irritating or Enticing to Shoppers?

Clicking on a seller s listing on Etsy yesterday, I was startled when a pop-up appeared. It showed a picture of the item I was looking at with the message in very large type, This could sell out ...

Etsy Sellers See Stars - Black Stars

Some Etsy sellers were none too pleased when their star ratings turned black yesterday. Some surmised it was part of a Halloween design theme the marketplace had rolled out. (The Search button ...

Could eBay Survive a Carl Icahn Sequel?

Financial news site Bloomberg reported on a rumor about an activist investor sniffing around eBay, pointing to a report 2 weeks ago from TheDeal.com that apparently cited a single source ...

Etsy Publishes Guide to 2018 Holiday Trends

Etsy published a report for sellers on 2018 holiday trends today. The Marketplace Insights report has information about seasonal opportunities and it breaks down trends by category (vintage ...

Etsy Spotlights Sale Items in New Test Banners

Etsy is reminding shoppers of items they may want by running new banners as part of a test. The banners advertise listings that are in buyers shopping cart, on sale, have free shipping, or are ...

Seller Finds Some Surprises in Etsy SEO Guide

Etsy recently published a guide for sellers on optimizing listings for search , and it s helpful to see a seller follow up and analyze the company s advice. After all, search engine ...

Amazon to Open NYC Store Selling 4-Star Items

No matter where people are shopping, they often turn to Amazon s website to scan reviews to see how others have rated a product. Now imagine walking into a brick-and-mortar store knowing everything ...

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