Webinterpret in review for September 4, 2015
We’re back with another biweekly Webinterpret in Review article. This week our eBay platform got some much-awaited updates, our new Webstores solution is picking up speed, and we have more articles to share with you. Read on for more…
- This week we released updates 1.7 and 1.8 for our eBay solution.
- We have modified our Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) handling process, which resulted in over 113K new items being listed, items that weren’t selected by our Adaptive Translation System because they were missing GTINs.
- We have also modified our selection process to better handle items with missing MPNs and brand tags. Over 560K listings will be translated as a result.
- Important: We’d like to again remind eBay sellers that since September 1st all new branded or refurbished items require a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN, a.k.a. UPC in the US and ISBN internationally). eBay will block original items with missing Product Identifier numbers when they are relisted, newly listed or edited. Items translisted on foreign markets are dependent on original listings, so please make sure original items are properly setup. For more information please check our article on how Webinterpret handles Product Identifiers.
- We’re proud to announce that we started our first item translations. Our Webstores service is slowly gaining steam.
- We can now support sellers that use different tax rates on a per country basis. This feature is also used for selling items with No VAT in USA and outside Europe.
- We’ve started working on the new HelpDesk messaging service (formerly known as MTS) for Amazon. The new message translation system will show daily feeds for mail sent to Amazon sellers as well as negative feedback. It will only show international messages.
We have posted a variety of articles on how to improve your cross-border sales:
- Why VAT free your listing?
- International sales: the language barrier finally overcome
- Keep up with the next generation of e-commerce: report by Acquity Group
- September international sales reports for US the market
- September international sales reports for UK the market
- 2015 Top Online Marketplaces Rated by Merchants
That’s it for this week. Expect another biweekly recap in two weeks with more information on what’s new at Webinterpret and what’s happening in the world of international ecommerce. In the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.