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Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

Amazon Charges a Penny for Shipping to Get Around French Law

By Josh Wolford July 11, 2014

In an attempt to help brick-and-mortar bookstores unable to offer the deep discounts and free shipping that has made Amazon so successful, France enacted a law last year disallowing the online retailer from offering a five percent discount and free …

Amazon Ups Free Shipping Threshold to $35 Amazon Ups Free Shipping Threshold to $35
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Amazon has just increased the threshold for orders to qualify for free shipping – the first time the company has made a change to this policy in over 10 years. Starting now, orders must hit $35 to qualify for free …

Etsy Sellers Get Some New Shipping Tools Etsy Sellers Get Some New Shipping Tools

Etsy is looking to make things easier on sellers as the holiday shopping season approaches. The company has announced some new shipping changes with “linked” shipping profiles, an improved bulk editor and tweaks to the shipping upgrades offered by its …

Amazon Offers $3 Credit to Patient Prime Members Amazon Offers $3 Credit to Patient Prime Members
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If you’re an Amazon Prime member and plan on doing a lot of holiday shopping on the site this year, you may want to get started early. That way, you can benefit from the expanded “No-Rush Delivery” option that Amazon …

Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay Print FedEx Labels Right From eBay

eBay announced that it is enabling sellers to print FedEx labels through its single label printing flow from My eBay. The company launched the program to a limited number of sellers in a pilot, but it will be fully available …

iPhone 5 Ship Time Slips to 3-4 Weeks iPhone 5 Ship Time Slips to 3-4 Weeks

If you’re still looking to pre-order the new iPhone 5, I hope you’re not still looking to pre-order the iPhone 5. At this point, you could be waiting up to a month for it to ship if you were to …

All New iPad Pre-Orders Now Sold Out All New iPad Pre-Orders Now Sold Out
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If you wanted to get your brand new new iPad (that’s never going to get less awkward) by launch date on March 16th, it appears that you’re out of luck. All models of the new tablet now show a delayed …

Valentine’s Day At Apple Brings Free Engraving, Shipping Valentine’s Day At Apple Brings Free Engraving, Shipping

With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, Apple hopes that a couple of small offers will tempt you into buying your sweetheart an iPad 2. “The iPad 2 is attractive, smart, and fun to be around – Just like your …

The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service) The Last Day For Holiday Shipping For Pre-Christmas Arrival (By Service)

Visual.ly has put out a pretty useful infographic looking at how long you have to get items shipped by various services to make sure the package gets to its destination in time for Christmas. I don’t think much more explanation …

Cyber Monday, Apple Style: Free Shipping On Everything Cyber Monday, Apple Style: Free Shipping On Everything

Apple is not offering any special deals today, on Cyber Monday – even though it’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year and definitely the biggest online shopping day of the year. Some estimates have suggested that Americans …

Online iPad 2 Orders Taking 2-3 Weeks To Ship

While brick-and-mortar sales won’t happen until 5 p.m (eastern time) , the iPad 2 was available to purchase online early this morning. However, it didn’t take long before all the orders available were placed. If you visit the iPad 2 …

Amazon Against Post Office Ending Saturday Mail Delivery. Netflix Ok With it.
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As you may know, there is talk that the U.S. Postal Service could end mail delivery on Saturdays. Internet companies that ship items to consumers don’t all have the same opinion on this matter, as is evidenced by comments from Amazon and Netflix.

Shipping Sites See Surge In Traffic In December

Retail sites, shipping sites, and greeting cards sites all saw surges in traffic in December due to the holiday season, according to a new report from comScore.

"December proved to be a strong month for the retail category with Tuesday, Dec. 15 ranking as the heaviest online spending day of the year – and of all time – at $913 million," said Jack Flanagan, executive vice president of comScore Media Metrix.

Amazon Now Allowing Customers To Rate Its Packaging
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Last November Amazon.com announced its initiative called "Frustration-Free Packaging" aimed at reducing the amount of packaging materials and making them easier for customers to open.

Now the company has added two new features allowing customers to provide feedback on both Amazon’s and manufacturer’s packaging. Customers can now rate Amazon’s packaging on a four-point scale ranging from "too small" to "way too big."

UPS Adds New Feature For eBay Sellers
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UPS said Monday that all U.S. based eBay sellers now have a direct, free connection from within eBay to the shipping system UPS WorldShip.

eBay sellers can now import their information into WorldShip without having to manually enter data. Sellers can export shipping data from WorldShip and automatically update their orders with UPS tracking numbers.

Amazon To Absorb Holiday Shipping Costs

Online retailers cannot risk raising shipping prices. The sluggish economy combined with high fuel prices are hurting Americans financially but Amazon.com and other online retailers are unlikely to increase shipping costs out of fear of losing customers.

Contracts with shippers may protect Amazon and some others as companies look for ways to cut costs. Companies such as Amazon and Overstock depend on low or free shipping to attract business.

eBay Drops Media Fees, Keeps Feedback Changes
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The price for inserting media like books, movies, music, and video games on eBay drops in response to angry seller feedback.