Today’s Top Ecommerce News

eBay Improves Selling Experience on Mobile Website and Apps (eCommerce Bytes)
“For buyers and sellers on the go, eBay made a number of enhancements to its mobile apps and mobile website that make both shopping and selling easier, including additional search capabilities. “We want to provide eBay buyers and sellers with the ability to easily browse, shop, sell and manage their eBay activity whenever and wherever they are, no matter what device or platform,” said Kevin Hurst, eBay Vice President of Mobile Products.”

Affiliate Marketing: 5 Ways to Energize Affiliates (Practical Ecommerce)
“Here’s the scenario. You’ve launched your affiliate program; it’s been live for about six months now, and you have about 200 affiliates. But no one is driving any traffic or sales. Before you write off the affiliate channel, invest a little elbow grease, a little money, and motivate those affiliates to promote your brand. Here are five ways to get your affiliates engaged.”

Alibaba Takes $1.22B Stake In Youku Tudou, China’s YouTube (Tech Crunch)
“Ecommerce giant Alibaba, part of Yahoo, is buying a $1.22 billion stake in Youku Tudou, the main online video provider in China, akin to YouTube. The move looks like a competitive bulwark against its main rival, Tencent.”

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