Amazon Sneaks In Third-Party Seller Discounts


Amazon recently began reducing prices on merchandise sold by third-party sellers, ratcheting up its market share competition with discount stores, including Walmart and Dollar General. The company has started to display a new tag, “Discount Provided by Amazon.” Price cuts so far have been a little less than 10 percent on goods sold by independent retailers. Amazon has been making the cuts unilaterally and absorbing the losses itself, in order to provide customers with lower prices on an increasingly important mix of products.

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'Professional authenticators' will rid its site of fake goods, eBay says

In an effort to maintain customer trust and keep brands and sellers onside, eBay is stepping up efforts to rid its site of fake goods. However, the system, which involves the use of so-called “professional authenticators,” comes at a cost.

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Beware Craigslist dangers, security experts warn

While buyers and sellers must enter the popular online marketplace at their own peril, security experts say certain precautions can be taken to ensure safe and lawful transactions.

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Facebook Seeks Better Fit With Small Biz


Small businesses have been an elusive market for sellers of online advertising. That’s because the value proposition of those ads is a tough sell. Facebook hopes to reduce some of the resistance in the small business community to advertising online with a series of summer boot camps, dubbed “Facebook Fit,” that combine business advice with a soft sell for Net marketing. “We’re creating Facebook Fit so SMBs can achieve success in every aspect of their business,” said Dan Levy, Facebook’s director of small business.

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