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Argos to open 10 ‘digital stores’ in branches of Sainsbury’s


Argos has announced a partnership with Sainsbury’s that means it will open 10 ‘digital stores’ in the supermarket’s branches across the country by the summer Apparently the stores, which will range in size from 10k to over 50k square feet will provide shoppers with access to 20k Argos products that can be bought in store […]

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Why December 2014 wasn’t an online flop

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Alex Ogilvie of Seller Dynamics always has an interesting perspective and today he looks at the Office of National Statistics stats which on the face of it make December sales look like they were a dud! Alex doesn’t take their numbers on face value however, and here’s his analysis: Lies, damn lies and online sales […]

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Yahoo to spin off Alibaba holdings


Yahoo announced last night, as part of its earnings call, that it will be spinning off its holdings in Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba in an attempt to limit its tax liabilities. Yahoo owns about 15.4% of Alibaba and the move will mean it won’t pay billions of dollars in future taxes. The move will be […]

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$4tn of goods languish in abandoned shopping carts

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According to research from, last year almost $4trillion of goods were abandoned by consumers in online shopping carts across the globe. Apparently, 88% of visitors left an average cart of $109 picked but unpurchased. The below infograhic takes a look at the research.

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Linnworks integrate with Rakuten

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Linnworks have announced their first integration with the new Rakuten platform enabling their retailers to list on the site alongside the other marketplaces and venues they sell on. is due to be retired at some point in the first quarter of this year. Their are some things we know and a few that we’re […]

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Etsy clarify position on #vatmoss


Craft and vintage marketplace Etsy has clarified its position on the new EU VAT rules that came into force on 1st January. They have announced that they will collect and disburse the VAT themselves on behalf of sellers. This new arrangement only stands for UK/EU based sellers and they will be making further statements regarding […]

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New Fashion buying app Grabble is making waves


Grabble is probably the biggest ecommerce fashion outlet that you’ve probably never heard of. But it’s a hugely popular fashion app (available on Andorid and iPhone) that has been called the “tinder for fashion” based on how you swipe a product left or right to declare whether you like it or not. With 80k users […]

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Why you should be selling to Australians

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Worldwide Parcel Services ship a lot of parcels all over the planet, so have a pretty good insight as to which destinations attract the most sales from the UK. One of the busiest locations is the other side of the world – Australia. That shouldn’t be a surprise, we’re closely related cultures and importantly they […]

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Econsultancy advice on cart abandonment


One of the biggest headaches for online retailers is cart abandonment. That is customers who visit your website, scope your wares, put them in the shopping cart and yet don’t buy. How do you persuade them to pay up? It’s a massive problem according to Econsultancy who say: “Some 75% of abandoners return and are […]

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Preloved add Parcel2Go services


Preloved have integrated Parcel2Go services to enable sellers to offer shipping to their potential customers. Preloved say that with so many delivery options available today, and ever tightening schedules througout our working days, finding the time to find the cheapest and most effcient delivery option to send your Preloved items can be time consuming. They […]

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