Around the Ecommerce world in 5 mins!

Ecommerce is changing everyday, and sometimes by the minute. So many new ideas and developments everyday, becomes hard to keep track.

We bring to you a curated digest of ecommerce developments/happenings around the world, compiled from various publications across the Internet.

Amazon Seller Central goes offline and unavailable

It appears that Amazon may be having problems this morning. We’re receiving reports that Amazon Seller Central is unavailable. Amazon say that they are working on a solution and that if you’re desperate you can call them on +44 80 0496 4205.

DHL eCommerce expands presence in China

The new centre will support the manufacturing and online retail sectors. It can handle 18 million shipments per year and will allow shipment and clearance of e-commerce exports across the globe. It will also consolidate international outbound shipments in Southern China and will provide customer service support for locally-based online merchants.

Etsy Sellers Can Earn Cold Hard Cash for Referring Buyers

Etsy sellers now have the potential to earn extra revenue by promoting listings of other sellers. Etsy has opened up its affiliate program to sellers, offering a standard commission rate of 4% with a 30-day cookie period. (Cookies help track which orders result from affiliate marketers.) Keep in mind that sellers cannot earn a commission on the sales of their own items. (Presumably sellers will continue to market their own goods whether they earn affiliate revenue on those orders or not.)

Amazon Reveals Details on Prime Day Shopping Holiday

Amazon is holding its second Prime Day shopping event on July 12th, it announced on Thursday, and it’s likely to generate not only more sales, but more Prime members – and more people walking around with the Amazon shopping app in their pocket. This year, Amazon will try to extend the success of Prime Day by offering “countdown” deals for Prime members every day from July 5 through July 11 in the run up to Amazon Prime Day 2016, which will offer “blockbuster” deals on Tuesday, July 12th

Facebook’s latest news feed change could lead to retailers reaching fewer consumers

Facebook Inc.’s latest change to its news feed aims to ensure consumers won’t miss friends’ posts. But as the social network increases the likelihood a consumer will see his friends’ photos, videos, status updates and links, it may reduce the reach of some retailers and other businesses’ posts.

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