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Will a bankrupt Greece affect my marketplace profits?


Paul Plewman, a Director at international payment marketplace CurrencyTransfer gives insights into how the Greek tragedy can affect your profits. A lot of headlines have been hogged by the Greeks over the last six months, to the point that many have been numbed to the ‘crisis’ element of events. But ‘what if…’ is a good […]

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China relaxes ecommerce rules and allows full foreign ownership of firms


In a move that seeks to boost cross-border trade with the rest of the world, China has relaxed its rules about payments and the ownership of firms. According to Reuters: “Chinese ecommerce firms will be given state support on international projects while credit insurance services will also be introduced. Customs will streamline clearance of goods […]

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John Lewis adds £2 to Click & Collect orders under £30

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John Lewis, one of the UK’s leading and most innovative online retailers, is to start making a £2 charge on Click and Collect orders below £30. Apparently the new charge will hit about 20% of orders and it could well encourage buyers to up their order values and buy more. The charge will affect those […]

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What do Millennials want from ecommerce delivery?

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What is a Millennial? They’re big news and vital to ecommerce and they’re probably younger than you. Millennials are those people born after about 1990 who have always has the the Internet in their lives. They’re au fait with social media and smartphones and hopefully have a load of wedge to spare too to spend […]

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10 Twitter secrets to increase your ecommerce conversions


Twitter is going from strength to strength and it’s increasingly an effective marketing channel for ecommerce businesses. So it might be worth challenging your assumptions and taking a look at this “webinar on demand” from Hubspot. It’s led by Brian Lavery (@Lav) of Twitter and Kieran Flanagan (@SearchBrat) from Hubspot. Check out the blurb here. […]

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Summer marks the beginning of Christmas

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The end of June may herald the height of summer, but for retailers it should also be a trigger for finalising a holistic strategy to meet the demands of the peak festive period, according to new insights published today by eBay Enterprise. While some of us are jetting off on holidays, savvy retailers are putting […]

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Xsellco Fusion: The answer to all your messages

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Victor Corcoran has just joined fledgling ecommerce provider Xsellco as their new CEO. He shared some of his vision for the company with Tamebay as well as a look back at their first year of trading. Xsellco now have three main offerings, Xsellco Repricer, Xsellco Fusion and their recent North American acquisition, ReplyManager. Whilst I […]

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German postal strikes impact UK sellers

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There have been postal strikes in Germany which yesterday escalated to 31,000 workers downing tools and it’s starting to impact ecommerce sellers in the UK. Deutsche Post posties have been engaged in regular walkouts and work to rule since the 8th of June and millions of letters and, more importantly for sellers, parcels haven’t been […]

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Mirakl to target North American retailers

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French online marketplace vendor, Mirakl, have opened a US office in Boston and appointed co-founder Adrien Nussenbaum as their US CEO. They have also announced that Kamal Kirpalani will be vice president and general manager of North America, who brings more than 15 years’ experience in business development for enterprise software. The growth of the […]

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Alibaba sells 11 Main, Auctiva and Vendio to OpenSky


Alibaba have flogged their 11 Main marketplace, which was only opened a year ago, to US social marketplace OpenSky. As part of the deal they’ve also disposed of the eBay tools Alibaba acquired – Auctiva and Vendio, as well as their shopping comparison tool, SingleFeed. Alibaba will end up with a 37% stake on OpenSky. […]

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