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Etsy changes its Terms and Conditions


Etsy has made a number of changes to its Terms and Conditions that will be of interest to Etsy sellers. In particular, one change is of interest. Henceforth, users living in North or South America will continue to contract with Etsy, Inc., but Etsy users living elsewhere are now contracting with Etsy Ireland, a subsidiary […]

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15% of Millennials don’t shop with their smartphone

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A YouGov survey of millennials (18-34 year olds, those basically born in the 80s and 90s) shows that 15% don’t shop using their smartphones. Of course, that means 85% do but the reasons for the naysayers rejecting commerce on their mobiles are quite interesting. The problems centre, to a great extent, around the limitations of […]

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Gumtree to sponsor BT Sport Premiership coverage


Gumtree have signed a deal with BT Sport to promote their motors ads. They’ll be advertising on TV in their biggest broadcast deal to date. You’ll see the Gumtree feature at the start, advert breaks and at the end of all 38 Barclays Premier League matches for the 2015 to 2016 season. The deal will […]

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Yodel appoints new Christmas director

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Yodel have promised that they’ll deliver for Christmas 2015 and to support their plans have appointed Mark Horrobin to the newly created role of Peak Programme Director. Mark has joined the company to strengthen and oversee the planning and execution of this year’s Christmas peak, when parcel volumes from Yodel’s retail clients increase dramatically, in […]

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Royal Mail delivers disappointing results in Q2

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Royal Mail has delivered its 2nd quarter results and they are not impressive. Moya Greene, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Mail plc, said: “In the first three months of our financial year we have seen a continuation of the overall market trends we saw last year. We have benefitted from the parcel initiatives that took effect […]

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Royal Mail invest in Mallzee marketplace app

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Royal Mail have taken a stake in Mallzee, an app which brings together more than two million fashion items from over 100 retailers, remembers your tastes and curates content to make recommendations. It offers an additional, complementary channel to market for clothing retailers, one of the fastest‎growing and largest market sectors for parcel sending, hence […]

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Terapeak offers new services to get the most from Alibaba

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Marketplace research service Terapeak has teamed up with Alibaba to offer their 2.6 million users help sourcing goods for ecommerce sale. As they say: “By integrating Terapeak’s research data with Alibaba’s universe of low-cost, high-margin products, we’ve made sourcing from qualified suppliers easier than ever before.” The Terapeak service has now integrated the following services […]

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Jet prices not quite as cheap as they appear


Jet launched yesterday with their CEO promising “the lowest prices on everything” and they’re so keen to compete with Amazon that they display Amazon’s price on each and every product that they list. Jet CEO Marc Lore also pointed out that if you’re an Amazon Prime customer then you’re not their key target. He acknowledges […]

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EU sector inquiry into eCommerce


This week many online retailers in Germany, France and the United Kingdom have received an EU questionnaire about “competition obstacles to ecommerce within European markets”. BVOH President Oliver Prothmann is asking all online retailers to participate: “We ask all those traders that have received this to join in and make their voices heard!” Oliver explains […]

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Apple experiences tech troubles, iTunes store down


Some Apple services are currently experiencing problems for some users, it seems. The App Store, Apple TV, the iBooks Store, Apple Music and Radio and the iTunes Store are currently experiencing difficulties. And if you check out Apple’s own System Status Board then you’ll see that they are reporting such problems. (Such a useful and […]

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