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Amazon launch mobile card reader for SMEs

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Amazon are taking on PayPal, iZettle, square and others with the launch of their new Amazon Local Register product. Get a flavour for what they’re offering with this youtube vid but be sure it’s nothing that original compared to what’s already on the market. Get the app, plug in the wotsit, swipe a card and […]

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Amazon acquire Twitch video gaming site

Twitch

I’m not a gamer so I’m a bit bemused by Amazon’s purchase of Twitch, (and indeed the site itself). Twitch is a video upload venue where gamers can upload live streaming video of themselves playing video games. Amazon just paid a touch under a billion dollars ($970 million) for a site where you basically don’t […]

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GMB wants Co-op to ban Amazon lockers

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GMB, the union for staff at Amazon, is to launch a campaign with Co-op members to get the group to remove Amazon lockers for 160 of its High Street stores The GMB said “Why a business would allow a competitor like Amazon floor space is hard to understand as the Co-operative has a real cuckoo […]

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Amazon seller funded concessionary payment

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Glenn is a reader and regular commenter on Tamebay and sometimes he writes for us, sharing his experiences as an ecommerce trader. Today he shares a new experience – Amazon giving a consumer a refund plus a seller funded good will gesture. Have you ever seen this on your Amazon account? I am a 3rd […]

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Students to get cut price Amazon Prime

Amazon Student

Amazon have launched Amazon Student, offering Free One-Day Delivery for six months followed by half price Amazon Prime for four years or until you graduate. With just a couple of months to go until the University terms start, if you’re a student it’s a great deal. You can get everything from books to bedding, from […]

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Amazon feed issue on all EU platforms

Amazon Bug

Amazon are experiencing problems with their feeds, which will likely affect sellers using multi-channel management tools. Tamebay reader Marcus was kind enough to share an email he got from Amazon which said: Thank you for contacting Amazon Seller Support. Further to your email, there is currently an issue across all of the European platforms that […]

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MP calls shift working for Amazon “exhausting”

Amazon Feat

A Scottish MP has taken to the floor of an Amazon warehouse and declared his day’s work “exhausting”, according to a report in a newspaper north of the border. Labour’s Thomas Docherty worked a shift from 07:45 to 18:30 to get a feel for working in the establishment which has been sited in Scotland with […]

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Amazon launch 3D Printing Store in the US

Creative Expressions

Amazon have launched a 3D Printed Products store in the US. The new 3D store gives customers access to more than 200 unique print on-demand products, many that can be customized by material, size, styles and color variations, and personalized with text and image imprints. Customers can personalise the style of the products which will […]

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eBay apps for the Amazon Fire smartphone

eBay on Amazon

Although the Amazon Fire Phone is a highly optimized version of Android tweaked to make everything you do based around Amazon products and services, they’ve been unable to completely ignore their arch rival eBay. You (if you live in the US and can buy a Fire Phone in the first place) can now download an […]

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Amazon and Telegraph SME hook-up launched

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The Telegraph and Amazon have teamed up to produce some new Business content for SMEs. One of their first joint forays is this infographic below that looks at new businesses and the people behind them. It’s quite interesting. I guess several heartening things leap out from this infographic. Firstly there’s a good spread of age […]

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