E-Commerce & Social Networking Week in Review August 17, 2013

Straight from the source, here’s what happened in the world of e-commerce, social networking and selling online in the past week:

  • 5 Common Mistakes Online Sellers Make
    Selling “stuff” online isn’t exactly rocket science. Buy low, sell high — rinse and repeat. It can be an excellent way to make a part-time or even full-time income and for the most part, nothing beats working for yourself. It’s not without challenges, however, and there are…
  • Great USPS news—especially for sellers using eBay Labels—free insurance, faster service, and more!
    The United States Postal Service has made several recent changes to their Priority Mail® and Express Mail® shipping services—and it’s all good news for sellers! Effective immediately, the delivery times for USPS Priority Mail service will be even faster: now just 1 to 3 business days—down from 2 to…
  • YouTube creators at NEXT WEEKEND film festival, presented by Sundance Institute
    Cinephiles, take note: this weekend will go down in YouTube history as the first time a major film festival has curated and screened a short film program exclusively featuring your videos on YouTube. The Sundance Institute selected some of the most popular videos on YouTube to showcase at the…
  • ePN TV: Introducing Michael Lill, Head of Network Quality and Global Operations
    This week we’re excited to welcome Michael Lill, Head of Network Quality and Global Operations, to ePN TV! Michael joined eBay in October and has since made a slew of positive changes to the network in the form of updated policies and streamlined operations. In this episode he talks to Tien…
  • This Friday: Watch all 360 degrees of Kings of Leon live from London
    After years under the radar, Nashville-based Grammy winners Kings of Leon, are back with a vengeance, performing live on Friday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m. GMT (4 p.m. EST). For the first time on YouTube, watch the live stream through a 360 degree camera you control to see the event from all…
  • AdWords Site Policy Starter Guide
    Quite often advertisers at conferences, or on the AdWords Community ask us “What can I do to avoid violating Google’s site policies?” We thought it would be useful to create a compact guide sharing some best practices on how some common site policy mistakes can be easily avoided.

    In the…

  • Authors using Helix Review featuring Kay Gossage
    As a part of our ongoing series self-published writer who have used Helix Review, we recently interviewed Lulu author Kay Gossage, who wrote the fantasy fiction: The Sword Of Ages: The Tallah Trilogy. Helix, powered by The Book Genome project, basically allows authors to upload a manuscript and…
  • Meet your August On The Rise nominees
    In our monthly On The Rise program, we identify four partners whose channels drive significant YouTube watch time but haven’t yet reached the 100,000 subscriber mark. With your help, we’re sharing with you four dedicated partners who’d like your help to jump-start their audience development and…
  • Softball History in the Making
    Auctiva has long since participated in our city’s co-ed softball league. Just picture a random group of software developers, managers, marketing kids and a few friendly interns, and you’ve got our small rag-tag team. Sometimes we even drag our non-employee friends out to help us when our numbers…
  • Stay on top of AdSense program policies with new notifications in your account
    Our AdSense program policies are defined to ensure we all preserve a healthy ecosystem for users, advertisers and other publishers, and compliance with these policies is an absolute must for every publisher. We’ve heard your requests for more accessible information on policy issues and we’re happy…
  • Jerry Martin on the Helix Review
    From now until the end of October, Lulu is featuring authors who have used the Helix Review to gain insight into their writing style and explore new marketing opportunities for their book. Today’s interview is Jerry Martin, author of Moving Sideways, which he describes as mystery and drama….
  • Amazon Discontinues Popular Photo Sharing Option
    It appears there is still a bit of confusion floating around about the fact that Amazon is discontinuing its popular photo sharing option. This confusion stems from an email Amazon sent out on July 15th that stated that Amazon was discontinuing the customer-uploaded image feature.   The email…
  • Sellers: FedEx® international shipping now available through eBay Labels!
    Exciting news! eBay Labels now offers FedEx service to a number of international destinations—Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Customs, duties and taxes will be managed for you inside the destination country and—as with all FedEx services purchased through eBay…
  • Want a chance to win over $35,000 in prizes? Enter the eBay My Gadgets Sweepstakes!
    eBay My Gadgets allows you to easily upload and track the current value of electronics you own. From now until August 18, each item you add to your my Gadgets profile—up to 10—is an entry to win the My Gadgets Sweepstakes “Ultimate Gadget Collection”, which includes a Sony 84” 4K Ultra HD TV, Apple…

Selling online since 1997, Hillary is the author of Beyond Amazon, eBay, and Etsy and The Trading Assistant’s Assistant. She is also a niche blogger, fiction writer and bestselling playwright when you aren’t looking. You can connect with Hillary via social media using any of these links:

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