Amazon picture search marketing

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This Bank Holiday weekend a ‘Summer Toys & Games’ colour brochure from Amazon dropped through my door. Not very exciting you might think, but what’s fantastic about the catalogue is that it is fully supported by the Amazon app photo search feature. You may not have noticed the search options in the Amazon app, as […]

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There are 212 days until Christmas: are you ready?

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Apparently there are only 212 days until Christmas. And whilst it is rather dispiriting to actually know that, when spring has barely sprung, Xmas is also barely weeks away in stark commercial terms. Looking ahead is one of those vital skills when you sell online and it is sometimes surprising how few businesses focused on […]

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More on the eBay Returns notifications glitch


We reported yesterday that some eBay sellers had received seller performance defects because they had not responded to Returns requests from buyers in the Returns dashboard. The reason why they didn’t respond was that eBay wasn’t sending out notifications that there were requests pending. You can read our original story here. eBay have kindly provided […]

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PayPal Here fee changes cause confusion

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You may well have been greeted with a decision when you logged into PayPal today. They might have asked you to make a judgement about whether you want to be on the Blended fees schedule or something called Interchange Plus. You’ll have seen these options if you’re a PayPal business account holder who likely has […]

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eBay to take on Amazon Prime with Fast & Free

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In a discussion with eBay CEO Devin Wenig and CFO Scott Schenkel, Wall Street analyst Mark May from Citi got the eBay top brass to discuss shipping options and how to compete with Amazon Prime. Obviously, Amazon Prime has a lot of ecommerce people vexed because it is a good service and fast and free. […]

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Google Home challenges Amazon Echo

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Google already says that 20% of mobile searches it does come from a voice command. And now they’re upping the ante with the launch of Google Home, a direct competitor to Amazon’s Echo/Alexa. The idea is that you can use the little beacon to do searches, make notes, play music, shop for you, and all […]

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eBay soft launch Sexual Wellness categories

Sexual Wellness feat

eBay have launched the Sexual Wellness categories, or at least some of them. Adult erotic clothing is now live on the site, as are contraceptives, remedies and supplements, body enhancing devices, lubricants and a few other categories. However, missing are the sex toys, Bondage Clothing and Fantasy, Fetish & Accessories that were announced in the […]

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