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Brightpearl adjust pricing plans

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Brightpearl have released a new pricing plan which they say is “better aligned to the real costs of providing great service while remaining a great value to successful merchants“. They’ve explained that “analysis shows that the costs of supporting new customers (especially the very small ones) during their selection process coupled with the costs of […]

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Argos to offer same day Shutl delivery for £4.95

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According to a tweet from Shutl, it’s currently offering a £4.95 promo for Argos customers.* We have £4.95 delivery promotion with @Argos_Online right now. What you want, when you want it. — Shutl (@shutl) October 22, 2014 Shutl, a UK company that was bought by eBay last year, aims to offer one hour delivery across the […]

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US based Stamps.com acquires Shipworks

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Stamps.com, provider of USPS postage online to over 500,000 customers, has acquired Shipworks who offer subscription based e-commerce shipping software. ShipWorks solutions integrate with over 50 popular online sales and marketplace systems including the big three – eBay, PayPal and Amazon. ShipWorks offers multi-carrier (DHL Global Mail, FedEx, UPS, and USPS) shipping options and features […]

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Royal Mail need 19,000 temps this Christmas

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Royal Mail have launched a campaign to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers for Christmas to help with the peak delivery season. Positions are available between mid November and early January 2015 for 15,000 workers in sites across England, 1,100 in Scotland, 600 in Wales and 400 in Northern Ireland. Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, […]

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Royal Mail Xmas Small Parcel promo starts today

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From the today Royal Mail have increased small parcel sizes and their pricing promotion kicks in and will run over the Christmas period until the 18th of January. If you’re sending a parcel using stamps, you’ll get a £1 saving compared with last year, for parcels sent 2nd Class postage weighing between 1 and 2kg. […]

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Barred for writing a bad review – Can reviews be trusted?

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Do you leave reviews online? If so beware, Steve Buckwell of Canterbury has just been banned from his local Indian restaurant after leaving a bad review on TripAdvisor. It might be understandable if he’d purposefully left a vindictive review, but this wasn’t Steve’s first visit to the restaurant and in the past he’d left them […]

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UK online retailers are best in the world

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British consumers substantially more online than those in France and Germany according the fifth annual industry research from consumer delivery specialist Hermes. They polled 4000 consumers across the three countries, including 2000 in the UK. Growth in online shopping The 2014 Parcel Deliveries Usage and Attitude Survey showed that retailers are in a position to […]

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Santa’s using SaaS: Snapshot of the Christmas gift-buying season

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New research from NetDespatch, provides compelling snapshot of the Christmas gift-buying season to come. The study provides some interesting stats about the festive gift-buying season to come including how spending will compare to last year, how much consumers will be returning and the main frustrations associated with online shopping. The research has shown that, unsurprisingly, […]

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