PayPal Credit (Bill Me Later) coming to UK

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PayPal are dumping the Bill Me Later brand in favour of a new identity – PayPal Credit. They announced that “As people and businesses know and trust the PayPal name, this is a natural and logical brand transformation. It also demonstrates how we are moving credit more towards the center of our business, aligning it […]

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Rakuten reveal closure plans for Play.com

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Our story earlier this morning about how play.com was not accepting new business has elicited a response from the Rakuten owned firm that we publish here in full: “The Rakuten Group has taken the strategic decision to move all its e-commerce Marketplace businesses onto one global platform. The global e-commerce Marketplace platform creates enormous benefits […]

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Play.com is closed for new business

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According to an email received by several merchants who have been in touch with Tamebay, Rakuten’s Play.com is no longer accepting new merchants onto the marketplace. In both cases, the sellers had applied to become merchants and waited for several months for approval. Upon enquiring when they would be accredited they were informed that Play.com […]

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Mobile shopping = 40% of eBay

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Mobile commerce continues to grow in importance for eBay, according to an interview with one its key executives. Not only are 40% of eBay transactions said to be “touched by” mobile but a new and very active cohort of mobile only shoppers has arrived to use eBay. New buyers! GOLD DUST! In the second quarter […]

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Why are eBay promotion tools restricted?

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David is an eBay seller but, unlike many eBay sellers, his company sells their own branded goods. As a brand owner David is used to offering price promotions so when he read about Strike Through Pricing in the eSellerPro – Selling On eBay booklet he was keen to use it. However he found out it […]

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eBay & LVMH settle long running legal dispute


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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