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wnDirect and the 30,000,000 parcels they shipped


wnDirect, founded in 2012, have created a logistics solution aimed directly at retailers looking to deliver parcels to new and existing international markets. If you’re looking to ship overseas they’re the people to go to. They have now signed a five-year contract with processing specialist The Processing Centre (TPC). TPC has supported wnDirect since it […]

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IMRG & Salmon ‘Planning for Peak 2016’ Report

Planning for Peak 2016

Black Friday might be almost six months away, but it’s time to start planning if you want to maximise on sales at the busiest time of the year. With that in mind IMRG and Salmon have published a “Planning for Peak 2016” report with reviewing what retailers should be thinking about. Salmon was the first […]

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USPS price increase effective 28th August 2016


The United States Postal Service are imposing a rate increase on First-Class Mail Parcels weighing between 1-3 ounces. These new rates will go into effect on the 28th of August 2016. Currently a 1-3oz First Class Mail Parcel (whether posted with retail stamps or eBay labels) would cost $2.45. The price will increase to $2.62. […]

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tamebayTV news round up 17/6/16 Rakuten, PayPal and GS1

Tamebay Survey feat

Here’s another one of our weekly video round-ups. Tips include the fall of Rakuten, Apple Pay and other upcoming events. (If you can’t see the video above, you can find it on YouTube here. And to see more video content from Tamebay, check out the tamebayTV channel.) Here are the stories I reference in the […]

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Royal Mail launches online registration for Tmall


Royal Mail has launched an automated online-registration tool on its Tmall Global storefront with the aim of helping more British brands sell their products in China. The online-registration tool brings a low-cost market entry solution within reach of British companies that would previously not have been able to afford to enter the Chinese market. This […]

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Brightpearl survey highlights importance of Automation

Brightpearl feat

Are you using technology instead of man hours to grow your business? If not you’re probably missing a trick. New research from Brighpearl has highlighted how real-time technology allows independent retailers to focus better on multichannel sales, while simultaneously boosting weekly order volume by over 50% and revenue by 30%, and potentially cutting nearly two […]

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Unite suspend ‘Work to rule’ after Royal Mail pay deal

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Royal Mail have announced that following further talks, it has reached a negotiators agreement with Unite on the 2015 and 2016 pay awards for junior and middle managers in Royal Mail Group (excluding Parcelforce). This puts an end (at least temporarily) to work to rule disruption by Royal Mail employees. The pay offer is subject […]

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MyHermes launches bulk uploads and prepay for international shippers


MyHermes has launched two new features that will be of interest to marketplace sellers who send parcels internationally. Firstly, there’s a new international integration that means you can import multiple parcels from the following platforms: eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Magento, PrestaShop and Etsy. And now you can also prepay your parcels that are shipping internationally. There’s […]

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