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The Merge Nightmare

Merge

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 his experiences of merged listings on Amazon: Anybody who has ever bought or sold on Amazon will be aware that many products are duplicated and that identical or very similar […]

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Amazon Fire phone UK launch on 30th Sept

Amazon Fire Phone feat

Amazon have announced today that the Fire Phone is now available for pre-order in the UK in both 32gb and 64gb variants, but only in black and on O2 Refresh for £0 upfront on the £33 tariff (£38 for the 64gb). As predicted earlier today they’ve gone with O2 as the only carrier for the […]

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Amazon Firephone may be on O2 only

Amazon Fire Phone feat

Amazon’s Firephone might be released exclusively on O2 in the UK, according to the Financial Times. When it was initially launched in the US it struck a deal with AT&T in another carrier exclusive. That rules me out of buying one, there’s no way I’m giving up my Vodafone contract and quite frankly O2′s network […]

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Amazon to dump Google Adwords

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Alex Ogilvie is MD for the multichannel management solution, Seller Dynamics, and naturally keeps his eye on what’s going on within the marketplace world. Today he shares the news that Amazon may replace Google Adwords with their own inhouse ad system: Amazon is reported to be close to replacing the use of Google Adwords on […]

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Are Amazon about to hide your listings?

Amazon Suppressed Listings

If you’re selling Fashion on Amazon you might want to keep an eye on your “Suppressed Listings view in Manage Inventory in Seller Central”. They’ve just put out a notice that if your listings aren’t in tip top shape they’re not going to be shown to potential customers. Amazon say “Our style guides for Fashion […]

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Amazon launch mobile card reader for SMEs

Amazon Payments

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

Amazon Locker Thatcham sm

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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