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Black Friday 2016 was Amazon UK’s biggest day ever

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Amazon has reported, and it’s hardly surprising, that Black Friday 2016 was Amazon UK’s biggest day ever with 5.5 million items sold over a 24-hour period. That’s something like 64 sales every second. Cyber Monday was also a big day for the online retail giant. Amazon marketplace sellers are also said to have done well […]

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Report: Amazon is damaging competition, SMEs and consumer choice

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According to a new report, Amazon is undermining competition, small businesses and workers, as well as reducing economic opportunity and consumer choice. So says the US Institute for Local Self-Reliance. ILSR Co-Director Stacy Mitchell writes: “Our analysis suggests that Amazon represents nothing less than a new wave of economic dislocation and loss of local ownership […]

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iLoveToReview cease operations after Amazon policy update


After generating 230,000 reviews for clients over the last 2 years in both the US and the UK, iLoveToReview has ceased all operations in the UK. Reviews help countless Amazon customers make informed decisions about new and existing products in the marketplace but on November 22nd, released an update to their Reviewer Guidelines. The […]

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Amazon limit number of reviews a shopper can leave

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As you will have read previously on Tamebay, Amazon is really cracking down on reviews left by users with the aim making them as useful as possible and unskewed by incentives and freebies. On top of the new rules about incentives, they are also making limits of what a shopper can post and will also […]

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50% of Amazon Sales are From 3P Sellers

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50% of items sold on Amazon’s global sites now come from third party Marketplace sellers, Amazon retail now supply less than half of all items sold on the platform. Amazon have also revealed that UK-based businesses selling on Amazon are expected to achieve export sales of more than £1.8 billion in 2016, up 29% year-on-year. […]

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£30 off Amazon Echo for the Black Friday weekend

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If you’re in the market for a bit of Amazon hardware, then this weekend is looking good. You can get reductions on Amazon Echo, Kindles, Amazon Dot and those Fire TV sticks. Amazon is truly embracing the Black Friday frenzy. You can get £30 off an Amazon Echo. And Kindle Paperwhites are £30 cheaper too. […]

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Amazon has been testing drones in the UK since 2015

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According to an email string that has been revealed after a freedom of information request, Amazon has been working with the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) on the testing of drones for delivery in UK airspace. And some of the communication revealed has been, well, rather chummy. An email from an Amazon employee dated May 2016 […]

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Amazon UK and EU ban all incentivised reviews

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In September Amazon updated its policy for buyers who leave a review. Now Amazon in the UK and EU have also issued guidance updates basically banning incentivised reviews, including those posted in exchange for a free or discounted copy of the product. Amazon’s UK and EU policy now says that you can’t do any of […]

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Win £2000 for a short story with Amazon


We know that there are a number of budding writers who read Tamebay, many of whom participate in NaNoWriMo each year. Tamebay cofounder Sue was a big fan. However there’s only 10 days left in November so if you’re falling behind in NaNoWriMo don’t despair, enter Amazon’s Christmas writing competition instead, they only need 350-700 […]

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Amazon Rugeley fire may have destroyed £3m stock

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Following the fire at Amazon’s Rugeley Fulfilment Centre last Sunday night, some sellers are still waiting to hear what’s going to happen to their stock. The fire which spread over two floors of the warehouse mainly impacted clothing and bedding, but sellers have reported having 1,000s of items removed from sale. We know Amazon are […]

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