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eBay & LVMH settle long running legal dispute

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The long running battle between eBay and LVMH regarding counterfeits is over. Back in 2008 LVMH sued eBay for allowing the the sale of counterfeit items and claimed it hurt their business. LVMH is the umbrella firm for numerous luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Guerlain. LMVH also claimed that the sale […]

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Amazon blamed for Royal Mail revenue dive

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Amazon is such a behemoth that it is now negatively impacting Royal Mail, so much so that just two days before Royal Mail’s first ever shareholder meeting they’re warning parcels business is down. In an Interim Management Statement issued today, Royal Mail say that “Changes to Amazon’s minimum order level for free delivery and expansion […]

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Local Post office to open 15 hours on Sundays

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Great news from the Post Office in an email sent to me today – my local Post Office is now opening on a Sunday from 7am to 10pm! Not only that but the other six days of the week they’re open from 6am to 10pm as well. As part of Post Office plans to modernise […]

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eBay Inc. Q2 results: PayPal saves the day

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eBay Inc. reported respectable second quarter results on Wednesday. Revenues increased 13% year on year compared to the same quarter last year. With revenues at $4.37bn compared with $3.88bn a year ago, and forecasts of $4.38bn from Wall Street, it does seem that a bullet has been dodged. Not unusually, it’s the barnstorming performance of […]

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eBay UK fee changes for August 2014

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eBay have announced some fee changes which will come into effect from August the 14th. The fee changes will affect all sellers on eBay, both business and private sellers. Simpler fees for some optional listing upgrades You’ll now just pay a flat rate fee, no matter which listing duration you choose (although unfortunately in some […]

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France forces Amazon to charge 1p shipping

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Amazon have stuck two fingers up to the French government who just passed a law making it illegal to give a 5% discount on books and offer free shipping at the same time. In response Amazon are now charging for shipping…. at the rate of €0.01. The French 5% maximum discount law for new books […]

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eBay UK bolsters Seller Protection

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eBay UK is starting to open up a bit more about what it does to protect sellers from buyers and how it might well have protected you already. It’s all welcome news. eBay say that around 30k sellers each month are now being helped by the new measures they’ve put in place to protect sellers […]

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Download Royal Mail “Delivery Matters” report today

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The Royal Mail Delivery Matters 2014 report is now out and available for download. It’s packed with interesting stats and figures on how ecommerce and online shopping is developing as well as an insight into what consumers want from deliveries. The report includes why online shoppers shop online, how much they spend and how often […]

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Internet Retailing Expo – Officially Best UK Tradeshow

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Internet Retailing Expo is not only the one of the best ecommerce events, but is now officially the best tradeshow in the UK. They’ve just won the Association of Event Organisers award, having seen off tough competition from across the event industry to be crowned the Best UK Tradeshow over 2000 square metres at the […]

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UK gets 40 new walk-in post offices on wheels

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A new fleet 40 new Mercedes Sprinter vans have been converted into walk-in post offices on wheels, complete with an accessibility lift, with the aim of providing a modern, reliable service for customers in more isolated areas. They will be run by subpostmasters and offer letter and parcel postage and personal banking services like cash […]

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