December 13, 2015                    Issue #385
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What bring tears to the eyes of an online seller? Doing everything right in a transaction for an expensive item but being treated unfairly by the buyer and the marketplace. Sometimes, a little commiseration can go a long way, as today's editorial shows. Also look for news about eBay and its new mentoring program, new Amazon fee changes, and what Etsy is doing differently in its holiday marketing emails.
The New Year will be here before you know it. Give yourself a holiday gift by being prepared when it comes to this year's taxes. Barbara Weltman is a small-business expert and tax guru, and in today's issue, she shares eight year-end tax tips for online sellers that will have a positive effect on your 2015 tax bill.
If you buy and sell collectibles, you know it's a fluid market. Changing demographics and supply-and-demand are tough to track. EcommerceBytes consulted with experts and practitioners to take the pulse of online collectibles as we get ready to enter the New Year.
Looking to open your own online store? Magento is a powerful ecommerce platform, but for online sellers who don't have developer skills, it can be daunting. Zoey Commerce - formerly called Pixafy - to the rescue. Zoey helps merchants launch their own stores by providing a friendly interface along with hosting services.
In the 1960s, toy makers marketed heavily to boys with such games as Battleship, Sixfinger, and Rock'em Sock'em Robots. Here's a look back at toys that were popular with Baby Boomers of both genders and how they're faring in the secondary market today.
In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From shipping issues to payment processing, from fees to online marketplace policies, EcommerceBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.
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