Rakuten celebrate Halloween at Southbank

Rakuten Super Bag

Rakuten.co.uk are kicking their marketing into top gear tonight to celebrate the launch of their new marketplace and Halloween at the same time. If you’re in London this evening pop down to Southbank (Bernie Spain Gardens, SE1 9PP) where they’ll be launching the Rakuten Superbag, a quarter of a million pound giveaway. If you’ve got […]

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The High Street Is Dead, Long Live the High Street

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Last night Intelligence Squared hosted an event in London in conjunction with eBay headlined “The High Street Is Dead, Long Live the High Street“. The event was well attended with a vast mix of the general public and a interested industry attendees. Apparently it was a sell out on the day it was announced. The […]

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eBay UK u-turn on 90 days Christmas Returns TRS requirement

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eBay have announced this afternoon that they will no longer be requiring Top Rated Sellers to offer a 90 days returns service this Christmas if they want to enjoy TRS benefits including fee reductions. This u-turn will be welcomed by many and reflects a move made by eBay in the US earlier today. You can […]

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eBay Promote Your Listings trial coming to UK

eBay Promoted Listings

We’ve just heard that eBay UK will be starting a trial in the UK for Promote your listings. eBay say that “Promote your listings is a new way for a seller to showcase their items to interested buyers to help boost sales“. Whilst we expect this to be similar to the beta trial that the […]

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Is it time eBay spun off auctions?

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It’s all change at eBay Inc.. PayPal and the eBay marketplaces will part company next year. Mobile transactions have transformed ecommerce. Outlets are increasingly eBay’s bread and butter and subject to more attention from the top table. BIN is the dominant trading format on eBay. And none of that is bad in any real sense. […]

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The UK: The most succcessful economy in the EU


“The European Commission is penalising Britain for taking tough decisions, putting in place a long-term economic plan and for having the most successful economy in the EU, while actually rewarding France for being an economic basket case“. That’s according to Syed Kamall, the leader of Conservative MEPs. His comments come after it was revealed today […]

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Tamebay Ecommerce Guide 2015 Kick-off

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It’s that time of year again when Chris and I start compiling the Tamebay Ecommerce Guide for the subsequent year and that also means that we need your help. If you’re not familiar with the Tamebay Guide, check it out. It’s packed full of information from dozens of companies that can help you develop your […]

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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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