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.
Shyp, the leading provider of parcel pickup, packaging, and shipping for small to medium businesses, announced a new integration with Shopify, the leading cloud-based multi-channel commerce platform, to make the fulfillment process easier than ever before. Merchants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles can now fully outsource their fulfillment workflow, whereby Shyp will pick up, pack and ship parcels on their behalf.
We’re hearing that there are some glitches with eBay messaging today with emails not getting through. One reader tells us that member to member messaging is borked saying “Basically all our replies to customers are being blocked. I raised it with them and they said it’s a known issue and added our account to their IT ticket but couldn’t give me a timescale for a fix“.
The USPS published results of its fiscal year on Tuesday, see the full press release for more details and tables. After accounting for a $5.8 billion retiree health benefit prefunding obligation, the U.S. Postal Service posted a net loss of approximately $5.6 billion for fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016), as compared to a $5.1 billion net loss for the year ended September 30, 2015. Excluding this prefunding obligation, the Postal Service would have recorded net income of approximately $200 million in 2016.
You might be in a for a higher than expected eBay bill in November. eBay UK has been contacting sellers to say that some final value fees were miscalculated in October and will be added to their November invoice. As they say in the email: “During the month of October, we experienced a system error that miscalculated some of your final value fees.
PayPal and Ipsos released their third annual cross-border commerce report. The global insights research, which investigated the online domestic and cross-border shopping habits of more than 28,000 consumers in 32 countries, reveals new opportunities for merchants to expand their international sales.