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Etsy bans Duplicate Shops


Crafts and vintage marketplace Etsy has put a new policy in place that bans duplicate shops being opened by sellers. It seems that merchants have been opening multiple, near identical shops on the site in an attempt to game search and draw in more buyers. Etsy have banned the opening of duplicate shops but that […]

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70% of UK now within 5 miles of InPost locker


InPost have opened their 1000th locker location making them, they claim, by far the largest automated click and collect locker network in the UK. They plan to double the number of locker locations 2000 in 2015. At the same time they’ve announced that Jonathan Smith (former Yodel CEO) has become Chairman to help drive InPost’s […]

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Worldpay reports huge leap in spending on Singles Day


Worldpay saw the number of online transactions it processed during China Singles Day soar by a huge 455% compared to the same day the week before. 11/11 has become the biggest shopping day in the global retail calendar with online merchants selling to Chinese customers offering discounts of up to 90%. Spending peaked at midnight […]

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Would you trust an online court to arbitrate your trading disputes?

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According to a report in the New Scientist, more and more people are turning to online courts to arbitrate in the online disputes that occur from ecommerce. The main service under the microscope, and there are others, is Swiftcourt based in Sweden. Founded by lawyer Johan Hultgren, he says: “We’re doing more private transactions than […]

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Neteven connects with hybris Extend programme

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Neteven has signed a partnership with hybris software to allow hybris customers to distribute their products on international marketplaces. The integration with Neteven’s distribution solution is available on the hybris Extend marketplace. It provides hybris merchants with a centralised connection to international marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Zalando, Galeries Lafayette, La Redoute and Privalia. […]

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Guest Post: “Fifth season” helps expand international sales

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This is a guest post from InterCultural Elements about an international cultural event you might not know about but which offers an ecommerce opportunity. Does the term “fifth season” ring a bell? If so, you probably have a connection to Germany. This year’s fifth season begins today, at 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th […]

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eSellerPro launch online Community Hub


eSellerPro have launched a Community Hub which they describe as “a place for eSellerPro clients, partners and staff to contribute to and benefit from the ‘community’ of knowledge and best practice regarding the eSellerPro platform and successful online marketplace selling.” Hub was opened on Monday 27th October, and within a week, over 100 customers signed […]

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Metapack ‘Delivering Consumer Choice’ White paper published

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Metapack have published a free downloadable white paper titled: “Delivering Consumer Choice: A deep dive into how consumer demand is shaping the delivery landscape.” You can find more about the ebook on this page. Metapack say of the download: “The digital environment is constantly changing – and fast. Consumer requirements and behaviours are evolving too. […]

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Trouble at mill? StubHub President resigns

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Chris Tsakalakis, President of eBay owned tickets marketplace StubHub, has resigned. His resignation, which is effective immediately, comes not long after a massive reorg at the company which saw 100 employees being laid off. The company is already seeking a replacement. Tsakalakis had been in post since 2007, when he took over as president at […]

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Win free parcel delivery for whole of January 2015

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myHermes have announced a competition which will see 5 people to win free delivery of all their parcels in January 2015. All you need do to enter is send 150 parcels in any calendar week (Sunday to Saturday) between now and December the 20th. If you send 150 parcels in any single week then you’ll […]

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