Users report Royal Mail postage label printing glitch

Royal Mail 2D Label

Are you being affected by a Royal Mail postage label printing glitch? We’ve heard from several sellers who are and it’s causing some despatch headaches in advance of the bank holiday weekend. Tamebay readers report that it’s no longer possible to print labels of letter size. It seems that in the hurry to roll out […]

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Marketplace Focus: MallforAfrica and a billion customers


MallforAfrica is an interesting marketplace because rather than selling product it makes it possible for African consumers to shop the world, even if retailers don’t normally ship to Africa. The way it works is that once on the MallforAfrica website you select which retailer you want to shop from – any of 120 stores from […]

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Amazon.co.uk Summer 2015 Report

Amazon Summer Report feat

Amazon have just released their first UK Summer Report revealing how UK customers have shopped and the trends of 2015. This report features a wealth of updates and trends from across Amazon’s UK business. It covers fast growing categories like Home, Beauty and Fashion as well as key platforms like Amazon Logistics, Amazon Web Services […]

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eBay’s head of Customer Service Steve Boehm speaks out

eBay New Logo Feat

Video interviews with eBay executives seem to be very much in vogue and the latest comes from Steve Boehm. He’s the Senior Vice President of Global Customer Experience. He says of his role: “I lead the Global Customer Experience teams for eBay. That comprises customer service, billing and payments, risk and policy, and customer trust […]

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Amazon to ban Flash adverts from September

Adobe Flash

If you’re like me you hate websites that still support Flash. Adobe Flash causes more problems than any other type of code and over the years has had security bugs too numerous to count. As an added insult, if you’re interested in browsing the web privately, it’s not good clearing your cookies and thinking the […]

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Why you really need to win Amazon’s Buy Box

Amazon Buy Box feat

We’ve written much about how it’s important that your listings be mobile friendly on eBay, on your website and everywhere else that you sell online. What we don’t tend to mention is how important mobile friendliness is for Amazon. There’s a good reason for not writing about Amazon – you don’t control your listing, the […]

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3 Ways to Use Royal Mail Despatch Manager Online

Royal Mail 2D Label

We know that a lot of online sellers are going to start using Despatch Manager Online (DMO) for the first time as they migrate to using Royal Mail’s new 2D barcodes on their parcels. Not everyone uses multichannel management software so the simplest (but also most time consuming) manner is to manually enter details… but […]

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Should eBay allow golliwog listings?

golliwog feat

A friend of Tamebay has told us that eBay has removed one of his listings because it features a golliwog. The item in question is a repro metal plaque of an old Robertson’s Golden Shred marmalade advert from way back. You probably remember such ads. Here’s the picture: The reason? eBay says it falls foul […]

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Outlook partner add-ins now support PayPal

PayPal feat

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they were going to roll out Add-ins for Outlook.com and have now started rolling them out. One of the first Add-ins for Outlook.com is PayPal. Outlook.com has 400 million active users which dwarfs PayPal’s 169 million active accounts making this a really powerful way for PayPal to get exposure […]

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