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Steiner Associates LLC launched AuctionBytes in 1999 and changed the name to EcommerceBytes in 2011 to reflect the broadening scope of our coverage.EcommerceBytes is the leading publisher and number one source of news for ecommerce and online merchants. EcommerceBytes publishes email newsletters and the EcommerceBytes Web site, which provides resources for online auction buyers and sellers, including Blogs, “Cool Tools”, Service Ratings Charts and Discussion Forums.

EcommerceBytes publishers David and Ina Steiner are frequently quoted by major news organizations about eBay, online trading and Internet fraud including such publications as Wall Street JournalNew York TimesSmart Money Magazine, and Fortune Small Business.

Special Features of EcommerceBytes

The EcommerceBytes Web site is a portal to the world of ecommerce and online auctions. New features are added to the site as the industry changes.EcommerceBytes-Update is a twice-monthly email newsletter containing contains Web-site reviews and techniques on buying and selling online. The first issue was published on November 6, 1999.

EcommerceBytes Newsflash is a daily email newsletter containing online-auction news and industry announcements. The first issue was published on January 22, 2001.

EcommerceBytes Service Ratings contains charts of online auction sites, storefronts, auction-management and sniping software, consignment services, online-payment services, an interactive auction calendar and ecommerce resources. The EcommerceBytes Bookshelf contains useful books about online auctions and eBay.

EcommerceBytes Forums provides a place where readers can network, share information and openly discuss industry issues.

EcommerceBytes Classifieds is a classified section where sellers can promote auctions, Web sites or individual items for sale for only $25/year. Sellers have access to their ads and can change them any time. Feeds are sent to Froogle, and links are included in the EcommerceBytes-Update newsletter on a rotational basis.

EcommerceBytes Blogs – Ina Steiner provides insight into ecommerce news and trends on the EcommerceBytes Blog, while Julia Wilkinson covers the world of online auctions and collectibles and marketplace selling on the AuctionBytes Blog. The Letters to the Editor blog publishes feedback and questions from readers.

Ecommerce EKG is a global systems announcement board where online merchants can report technical issues occurring on marketplaces and other industry websites.

EveryPlaceISell is a directory of online merchants to help shoppers locate and keep track of their favorite sellers and see all of the channels on which they are selling.

Conference coverage has been a regular feature since eBay began holding user conventions in 2002. EcommerceBytes now covers the main ecommerce industry and marketing events, including the Internet Retailer Conference (IRCE), Search Engine Strategies,, Etail East, Shop Smart Conference, Monsoon conference, various developers conferences and more.

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Google has stopped displaying eBay product reviews on Google Shopping. The development comes after EcommerceBytes brought a privacy breach to the attention of both companies on December 10th. Google .

Sellers Debate Reason for Surge in eBay Promotions

eBay sent out invitations to seller promotions on Monday, but be sure to check the start date if you received any. One reader warned us she received an invitation today to a promotion that offers …

Letters to the Editor

  • eBay Seller Offers Perspective on Net Neutrality
    Dear Ina, I wrote recently for the first time about some Daily Deal issues I am having, but something much larger has been on mind lately: Net Neutrality and the Hypocrisy of eBay. What do I …
  • Wanted: eBay Seller Success Stories
    Dear Ina, I am a longtime reader … and eBay TRS for over 15 years. I am getting increasingly turned off by the negativity of the stories and comments. I read your articles for advice and …
  • Is eBay Losing Sellers and Failing to Attract New Buyers?
    Dear Ina, I have been selling books on eBay on auction for 18 years and am a top rated seller . My sales have absolutely been simply AWFUL over the summer and into the Holiday season.



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