Rakuten.co.uk officially launched today

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Rakuten are today officially announcing Rakuten.co.uk to the world, although it went live to merchants on the 1st of October. They say that “The marketplace will initially offer products from some of the UK’s most exciting merchants before expanding to include international merchants in the future. The move comes as Rakuten seeks to accelerate the […]

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Which ‘Stamp out dodgy deliveries’ report

Which Stamp out dodgy deliveries

Which have published findings from a survey claiming that 25% of people say they’ve had a bodged delivery in the past year and are calling for retailers to ‘Stamp out dodgy deliveries‘. They’re probably right, but that figure does include those for whom a bodged delivery was a missed delivery as well as parcels being […]

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eBay expands Click & Collect postage options

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When Click & Collect was first launched we thought it a bit daft that not all postage options which normally qualify for Fast ‘n’ Free were included. Now eBay have expanded the options sellers can use. eBay it seems have been flooded with requests to include more postage options to include: Royal Mail 2nd Class […]

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eBay hide Outlet’s feedback


eBay have it appears, hidden feedback on the view item page for eBay Outlet sellers – the large high street retailers who sell on eBay. In the seller information box we’re accustomed to seeing if the seller offers eBay Premium Service plus the seller’s feedback score, star and positive feedback percentage. Now on Outlets all […]

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Amazon UK introduce same day pick up service

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Amazon UK have just announced their first ever same day collection service as part of an expansion of their Pick-Up Location programme. Customers will be able to purchase products and pick up their order later that day as a result of a collaboration with newspaper and magazine distributor Smiths News. Smiths have branded the service […]

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eBay UK expand Global Shipping Program


eBay are expanding their global shipping program in the UK. Currently countries in Europe (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) have been able to buy from the UK using the program. This will be expanded to include the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Brazil & Russia. The […]

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eBay Click & Collect at Argos Case Study

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eBay have extended the number of Argos stores included in their Click & Collect program, so of course the minute my local store was live I couldn’t wait to test the service out and see what the collection process was like. It also seemed like a great opportunity to document the entire process from a […]

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eBay’s new global “Shop The World” campaign

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eBay’s first ever world wide global brand campaign is kicking off this Autumn, with the theme “Shop The World”. The aim is to show how moments of inspiration can become instantly shoppable on eBay using the device which has become ubiquitous – the mobile phone. Bringing together eBay’s 800 million items and multiscreen technology which […]

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Bank closures affect 1 in 7 small businesses


An estimated 350,000 small businesses across the UK have been affected by recent bank branch closures. According to research commissioned by PayPal, businesses reliant on taking cash and cheques are having to travel further to pay money in, taking valuable time that could otherwise be spent generating sales or managing the business. The poll of […]

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Tanya Lawler: eBay at Christmas Interview


eBay UK host live “Power On” sessions covering new initiatives and services that they’re developing to help sellers grow their business on eBay. Using the live webcast as a channel gives sellers the opportunity to ask questions and is in addition to eBay’s communications via email and seller releases. On Wednesday 22 October, eBay will […]

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