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The essential Online Marketplace worldwide guide

September 24, 2020

The Online marketplace sector have long been a major retail channel in the UK and worldwide, to the point where some of the world’s largest companies are now online marketplaces. In all, they are in the top 10 of biggest retailers in countries around the globe, having taken the spots of traditional retailers like supermarkets…

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An essential guide to selling on eBay worldwide

September 21, 2020

When it comes to buying and selling online, eBay is one of the top virtual marketplaces. Especially when it comes to getting items at a great price. While Amazon has its own appeal, thousands of consumers choose eBay every day. Thanks to its affordability, access and, of course, all the second-hand items available to buy.…

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Cheapest UK Courier Services available to Online Sellers

September 18, 2020

Delivery costs can be a large expense for many e-commerce sellers. It is important to keep your knowledge of the best UK courier prices up-to-date, not only to maximise your profit margins but also to keep your customer base satisfied. There is often a fair amount of flexibility in pricing when it comes to business…

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Amazon's Profit Falls Short of Forecasts

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 20-26 July

July 26, 2019

Internal and external disruptions and problems for major brands mark most of this week’s biggest eCommerce headlines. What might you need to know to make the right business moves in the rest of Q3 2019? Amazon Profit Rises, But Misses Forecasts US DOJ Joins EU in Amazon Investigations Are Sports Direct in More Trouble than…

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Amazon Prime Day is backed by a larger Amazon Air fleet

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 22-28 June 2019

June 28, 2019

This week sees major retail drama around the Prime Day date, as well as big plans from Instagram, Shopify, and Asos. We’ll be looking at: Amazon Prime Day and eBay’s ‘Crash Sale’ Amazon Air Hits 70 Jets Asos Pushes Sustainability Fulfilled by Shopify? New Fulfilment Network Launched Instagram’s Retail Roadmap Laid Out Amazon Prime Day…

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The Google Partners Growth Summit, a second Royal Mail daily delivery, and more in our round-up of eCommerce news.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 18-24 May 2019

May 24, 2019

This week, the stories we’re looking at include: Google Partners Growth Summit EMEA Hosted in London Royal Mail Brings Back Second Daily Delivery PayPal Lays Plans for Expansion Once eBay Divorce is Over eBay Managed Payments Increases Fees Ford’s Plans for “Last 50 Feet” Delivery Automation Louis Vuitton Uses Blockchain to Fight Counterfeiting Google Partners…

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Is an eBay cryptocurrency coming soon?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up – 11-17 May 2019

May 17, 2019

The big headlines in eCommerce this week include: Is eBay About to Launch a Cryptocurrency? Amazon Set to Invest in Deliveroo Amazon Counter Allows Customers to Collect from Next in UK and Italy Zavvi Accidentally Invites Thousands of ‘Winners’ to Champions League Final Magento Launches Magento Commerce Branded Stores for Amazon eBay Push Marketing Initiative…

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This week our eCommerce roundup includes eBay news: compensation for Magic players, a pop-up high street shop, and more.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 4-10 May 2019

May 10, 2019

In the news this week: Hasbro & eBay confirm compensation for Magic mess-up eBay UK reaches 25 million visitors per month eBay moves into UK high streets Etsy prepares push to compete with bigger marketplaces YouTube to introduce shoppable videos Amazon UK introduces ‘Shipping Region Surcharges’ Hasbro & eBay Confirm Compensation for Magic Mess-Up Following…

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Magic: the Gathering War of the Spark racks up refund expenses that could kill a small company. Don't let overselling kill your business

Inventory Management Isn’t Magic: Overselling Kills

May 7, 2019

Last week, we talked about why inventory management is important. But also last week, Hasbro’s eBay store gave us a perfect demonstration of why overselling kills businesses. It turns out, inventory management isn’t Magic. Magic: The Gathering is one of the grandfathers of the collectible card game scene. The first sets released in 1993, and…

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eBay Watermarks Policy Change: Update

January 12, 2018

We reported back in September, eBay’s new ‘Picture Policy’ update, and their intention to begin enforcing the removal of listings that contained images with watermarks from the 1st March 2018. Since then, eBay have received a lot of negative criticism from individual sellers and focus groups, which they seemed to have listen to. And have…

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eBay Policy Update – Sellers Must Remove Watermarks from Images

September 21, 2017

In eBay’s recent Autumn 2017 Sellers News release, they have announced further policy updates – including what is bound to be a highly disliked change to product images. ** Please read our updated article here ** So what is the update? From March 2018, eBay will no longer allow the use of watermarks in product…

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Are You Ready for the eBay Links & Contact Information Policy Update?

September 6, 2017

From October 2017, with changes to several of eBay’s policy updates, UK sellers will no longer be able to insert external link URL’s into their product listings, whether they are clickable or not. Except in specific circumstances and to permitted domains. Sellers will also no longer be able to share contact information in product descriptions,…

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