Welcome to Ecommerce Weekly, SellerExpress’ review of the top ecommerce, Amazon and eBay news from around the Web this week.

Amazon places cap on non-Amazon verified purchase reviews: Chris Dunne at FeedbackExpress reports Amazon is continuing its efforts to stop false feedback by announcing that buyers will only to be able to leave five reviews a week for items not bought via the online store. Amazon has said, “You can submit a maximum of five non-Amazon Verified Purchase reviews each week, starting on (a) Sunday. If we find unusually high numbers of reviews for a product posted in a short period of time, we may restrict these products to Amazon Verified Purchase reviews.” Continue reading…

7 ecommerce trends that worked in 2016: Jason Ford at The Drum reports on ecommerce trends that failed and those that worked including responsive design and mobile commerce, website speed and performance as well as usability testing and customer experience. Continue reading…

UK Amazon marketplace sellers to reach £1.8 billion in exports sales: Ben Stevens at Retail Gazette reports that Amazon has announced that third-party sellers on Amazon UK are predicted to achieve export sales of more than £1.8 billion. Amazon also revealed that its marketplace arm has grown by 29% year-on-year. Retailers are now able to sell across all 11 Amazon sites in seven different languages with the launch of Amazon’s new fulfilment programme which has contributed to huge growth in pan-European sales. Continue reading…

Amazon captured 31% of online spending over Cyber Weekend: Krystina Gustafson at CNBC reports that Target, Wal-Mart and Kohl’s each broke online records over the five-day shopping extravaganza that ended with Cyber Monday. According to new data by Slice Intelligence, which scanned more than 1 million online shopping receipts from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, Amazon accounted for 30.9% of all sales, followed by Best Buy at 7.4%, Target at 4.4% and Wal-Mart at 4.1%. Continue reading…

PayPal launches new dedicated business app: Dan Wilson at Tamebay reports that PayPal has launched a new app specifically for businesses, honed to the needs of business users. You can find out more and download the app here. So what can it do that the standard PayPal app can’t? They say you can manage all your payments from a single hub, monitor customer lists, stay on top of invoices, manage your shipping and other admin tasks. Continue reading…

Have a great weekend!