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German Deutshce Post to acquire UK Mail ahead of BREXIT

UK Mail Feat

Deutsche Post DHL have agreed a deal to buy UK Mail as part of a European expansion drive and to accelerate their growth in the UK. The German company have offered UK Mail Shareholders 440p for each UK Mail share held valuing UK Mail at £242.7 million. The offer price is 43.1% up on UK […]

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Sainsbury’s to launch 1 hour grocery delivery this week

Sainsburys feat

Sainsbury’s is joining in the grocery delivery “arms race” with its app Chop Chop and the promise of delivery by bicycle within the hour. Currently it’s limited to parts of south and west London and has been tested up to now in Wandsworth. You can order your groceries via the app and pay online and […]

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Lengow Day 2016 emphasises cross border opportunities

Lengow Day 2016

Lengow Day started with a bang. Actually that was the day before when the army blew up a consignment of blue Lengow pony stress balls that had been left in a box… oops! The smell of burning rubber still lingering in the morning breeze we headed into the conference centre where I was able to […]

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New Terms and Conditions

Rakuten Feat

As you will likely know, declared it would be shutting up shop some months ago. But it looks like there is one last gasp and attempt at reinvention. The marketplace element has already been scrapped but the platform will still be populated by affiliated suppliers, it seems and buyers will have the opportunity to […]

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Internet Retailing Conference 2016: 20% of until Friday


Internet Retailing Conference is coming up on the 12th October at the Novotel in Hammersmith, London. It’s very much aimed at bigger online, ecommerce retailers but you’ll fins that there’s also a significant marketplace focus this years and speakers will be present from eBay and Amazon. And until the end of the week you can […]

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Deliveroo for Business launches for lunches


Deliveroo for Business launches this week aiming to spice up the ‘eat at your desk’ fodder employees consume during their working day. They also of course want to capture the meeting room buffet business and supply the food for the board room platters. The business service will allow companies to create corporate accounts and created […]

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Last Royal Mail Christmas posting dates from the Post Office

Post Office

The Post Office has published its 2016 list of last Royal Mail posting dates for the UK and overseas. To find out more, and read the comprehensive list, check out this page on the Post Office website here. One cool little feature this year is the ability to add the last posting days into your […]

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Shopware partners with Lengow to add multichannel listing


Shopware and Lengow have formed a partnership to help retailers sell on multiple online channels easily and efficiently. With more than 54,000 clients, Shopware is one of the leading online shop systems in Europe and number one in Germany. Lengow supports retailers and brands working in ecommerce, by allowing them to distribute their product catalogues […]

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Shopware now available in the cloud with Bitnami


Shopware has teamed up with Bitnami to offer its services through the cloud. Brad Bock of Bitnami says: “Bitnami and Shopware are a great fit because we both value providing a high quality, low-friction deployment experience for companies who might not otherwise consider taking advantage of all that the cloud has to offer.” Users can […]

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CAA Rules on dangerous goods apply to everyone (even Amazon!)

LIthium Batteries Shipping Label

A jury at Southwark Crown Court have decided that no one, not even Amazon, can ship dangerous goods such as lithium ion batteries by air. It’s a reminder to all retailers of dangerous goods that you can’t simply pop these items into the post. Royal Mail have published a PDF detailing restrictions on dangerous goods […]

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