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eCommerce News This Week: June 18, 2015 Update

eCommerce News This Week: June 18, 2015 Update

SureDone is bringing you an update of eBay, Amazon and eCommerce news that’s important to know for your business. Follow us on Twitter @ SureDone for more updates!

Amazon

In Amazon’s new program, Amazon Custom, select sellers can now offer personalization on their products similar to Cafe Press.

:: Article from @eCommerceBytes

In addition to Amazon Custom, they’ve recently launched Amazon Handmade which is in direct competition with Etsy. SureDone is currently going through the experience of Amazon Handmade and will give you the ins and outs to the entire process.

:: Article from @wsj

Once the FAA finalizes the necessary regulations for commercial drones, Amazon would like to launch their delivery drone service.

:: Article from @engadget

eBay

For sellers looking for instantaneous updates that are only a watch’s glance away, eBay announced the eBay Apple Watch App.

:: Article from @ebayinc

Devin Wenig is currently the President of eBay Marketplaces and will take on the responsibilities as CEO of eBay while eBay and PayPal split on July 1, 2015.

eBay Enterprise plans to select a buyer for its enterprise division by July 1.

:: Article from @bloomberg

Etsy

Sellers can now request phone support on every topic if they have an issue.

:: Article from @etsy

On Tuesday, Etsy announced a pilot program similar to Kickstarter that would enable select sellers to raise money through crowdfunding. The program will last from June 16th to August 15th in the U.S.

:: Article from @eCommerceBytes

Google Shopping

On June 8th, Google Shopping announced several new updates to the Google Shopping Feed Specification and Google Product Taxonomy. The updates will go into effect on September 15th.

:: Article from @adwords

In Other News…

According to a study released by the Ecommerce Foundation, online global marketplaces like eBay, Amazon and Alibaba will be responsible for 40% of the market by 2020.

:: Article from @ecomfound


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Chris is the Executive Vice President of Operations and Finance at SureDone, and was formerly the Vice President of Customer Success. Chris's role continues to be customer focused. As he says, "My job is to put a smile on our customers' faces." In addition to managing customer support, customer service, customer success and onboarding, Chris also finds time to find ways to turn chaos into order and to manage the financial and legal aspects of SureDone.

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