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Amazon extends same-day delivery service in the USA

Amazon Prime feat

Amazon just keeps upping the ante on delivery. Now they’ve announced that more Amazon Prime members can utilise free same-day delivery in the US. This means orders from Amazon Prime members of more than $35 will be shipped for free. The order must be placed by noon to be received by 9pm. In America Prime […]

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All sellers need to register with Amazon Payments Europe S.C.A.

Amazon Seller Account Set Up

Amazon are changing the company who are providing the payment component of their services to sellers. Up until now it’s been provided by Amazon Services Europe S.à r.l., but moving forwards Amazon Payments Europe S.C.A. will be the new entity you deal with. In addition to your current Amazon seller account you now need to […]

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New design Buy Box appears on Amazon

Amazon Buy Box New Design

Amazon appear to be testing a new Buy Box. Not only is the familiar blue design missing in some categories but there are multiple variations of the new version for different products. If you’re browsing DVDs, you may see a new Buy Box design which offers you a choice to “Buy New” or “Buy Used”. […]

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Amazon to start paying tax on profits in the UK

Death and Taxes

Amazon have started to record sales in the UK since the 1st of May according to The Wall Street Journal. On Saturday they reported that Amazon will book sales in the UK and pay UK tax on their profits in a move which will doubtless delight George Osborne, not to mention every UK business who […]

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Amazon orders slow to show on dashboard

Amazon Bug

We’re hearing from readers and on the Amazon forums (here and here) that FBA orders have been suffering delays today, before they appear in seller’s dashboards. Tamebay reader Andre tells us “Our FBA orders are shown as pending with an 8-hour delay. No merchant fulfilled or FBA has come through since 9.30am. The first FBA […]

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Merseyrail installs Amazon lockers for commuters

Amazon Locker Thatcham sm

Merseyrail and Amazon are teaming up to bring Amazon lockers to commuters at four stations. Passengers travelling through Liverpool Central, Liverpool South Parkway, Moorfields and Southport will be able to pick up purchases using their unique codes 24 hours a day. Merseyrail spokesman Kaj Mook said: “We are constantly trying to enhance the passenger experience […]

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Downloadable Amazon Product Reviews and E-mail Notifications

Bqool Reviews

New features for Bqool’s Amazon review management BQool has introduced two new features available for its Review Central suite: download reviews and review notifications. Review Central will now allow brand owners to download product reviews into an Excel file for offline viewing or archiving. The optional review notifications will send email alerts for incoming reviews […]

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Greenpeace slams eBay and Amazon over energy use

Amazon Feat

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace has been examining the energy usage policies and practice of major firms. Two companies it levels criticism at are eBay and Amazon. eBay was marked down for having no renewable energy commitment and using facilities served by coal powered power stations. Greenpeace says: “Establishing a long-term goal for 100 per cent […]

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Amazon is hiring 500 staff in Dunstable

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon is opening a new fulfilment centre in the Bedfordshire town of Dunstable. And they’re looking for 500 warehouse staff for the new 310,000 square foot facility. Dunstable will be the ninth such shipping centre in the UK. The existing eight others already employ more than 7000 people. The current centres are open at Marston […]

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