Ecommerce News

Are exports up in spite of or because of Brexit?


Fastlane International have totted up this year’s shipments and revealed that their regular retail customers shipped over 25% more gifts to EU countries this Christmas compared to Christmas 2015. The low value of the pound made UK purchases very tempting and long-term e-commerce retailers said they noticed a sizeable increase in the number of international […]

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Magento $250m investment to fuel Asian expansion plans

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Magento have just snagged a $250 million investment to fuel their growth strategy, worldwide expansion of sales, marketing & client support, new product innovation and future acquisitions. Mark Lavelle, chief executive of Magento speaking to the Financial Times said the new investment will be used accelerate growth in the Asian market, saying “Asia Pacific is […]

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Snapchat is not moving to the UK (but their adverts are!)


According to much of the mainstream media, Snapchat announced this week that they’re moving their international headquarters to London. Naturally the press hailed this as a major post Brexit vote of confidence hailing the attractiveness of the UK as a major tech centre for the world. Unfortunately, as confirmed in a blog post by Snap […]

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Post Office announces closure of 37 crown branches

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The Post Office has announced that it will be closing 37 Crown branches this year. A Crown branch is one owned and run by the Post Office itself. And according to the CWU (Communication Workers Union) this will see the loss 300 jobs and 127 specialist roles. The union also claims that 2000 jobs have […]

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President Elect Trump opens the door to deals for the UK and China


Whatever you think of the US President Elect one thing is certain – President Trump’s uncoming inauguration is generating a lot of interest around the world and, priding himself as a business man, he wants to do business. .@BorisJohnson joins us in Washington to discuss president-elect @realDonaldTrump and the future of the #SpecialRelationship. — […]

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hobbyDB has absorbed the Rareburg collectors’ community


Collecting online community database hobbyDB has now completely merged with acquisition Rareburg. We wrote about Rareburg in Autumn 2015. As they say at hobbyDB: “We’re working hard to create a community where we can share our collecting successes, ask questions, and work together to document every collectible ever made. As a quick reminder, on hobbyDB […]

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Alibaba takes on Taobao counterfeit sellers

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Alibaba has said that it will be suing two Taobao sellers who they believe are selling counterfeits on the Chinese marketplace. The case regards the sale of Swarovski watches and is believed to be the first case of its kind. Alibaba has filed a case in the Shenzhen Longgang People’s District Court versus sellers Liu […]

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Happy New Year, Amazon wobbles and events in 2017 [video]

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We’re back in the saddle here at Tamebay and we’re looking forward to the year ahead. I hope you had a fine Christmas and stellar seasonal sales. You may now be dealing with returns. I’m back with one of my video round-ups. To find more video content from Tamebay you can visit our channel here. […]

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