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

eBay adds 6 new countries to Global Shipping Program: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports that eBay has added six new countries to its Global Shipping Program (GSP)—South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Estonia and Latvia. With this expansion into new markets, sellers will gain access to millions of additional buyers without having to deal with the hassle of international postage and customs. Continue reading…

Amazon just bought a company that’s like Skype for gaming: Ben Gilbert at Business Insider UK reports that Amazon just bought another video-game company, Curse Inc. The company’s biggest success in recent years is a service called Curse Voice, which lets players chat with each other while playing online games like “League of Legends”, one of the world’s most popular and heavily played games. Continue reading…

eBay UK launches eBay Local: Chris Dawson at Tamebay reports eBay have just launched eBay Local, a peer to peer selling experience across the country. eBay says they know that buyers love to shop local and this initiative is all about communities and immediacy. The marketplace states there are 13 million items available through the site for local pick up right now. Continue reading…

Amazon to launch $5 Spotify challenger tied to Echo: Dan Wilson at Tamebay reports Amazon is set to launch a new subscription music streaming service in the US this September. The new service will cost $10 per month for general subscribers with a discount of $5 for those accessing it via Amazon Echo. You can check out the video below to find out more about Amazon Echo.

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Amazon makes Transparent, Man in the High Castle pilots available to watch for free: Lizzie Plaugic at The Verge reports that Amazon hast made the pilot episodes of 10 of its original series available to watch for free on YouTube and Facebook. The pilot dump includes Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle, Bosch, and Red Oaks, along with episodes from a handful of Amazon’s children’s series. Continue reading…

Have a great weekend!