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Royal Mail launch Shipping & Tracking API

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Royal Mail have launched a new parcels shipping and tracking platform to enable e-retailers to improve integration between their IT systems and Royal Mail’s software. The new Shipping and Tracking application programming interface (API) is available to all Royal Mail business account customers. It is the next step in the programme to introduce new online […]

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DVLA double car tax rip off for drivers

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From the 1st of October, DVLA will no longer be issuing paper tax discs. Instead you’ll buy your car tax online and authorities such as the Police will be able to tell if your vehicle is taxed (which they can already do) from your number plate. All sounds good? But here’s what they haven’t told […]

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Google tests delivery drones in Australia

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Google is the latest company to start testing drones for delivery of small packages. Google[x], a semi-secret team of Google boffins are working on Project Wing, and have got as far as field testing small items such as chocolate and dog treats to farmers in Australia. Flirtey were one of the first to announce delivery […]

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PayPal & Braintree v.zero SDK released in UK

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Braintree and PayPal are beginning to roll out the Braintree v.zero SDK (Software Developer’s Kit) in the UK, following the earlier US launch. This announcement marks the first UK integration of PayPal and Braintree, since the startup was acquired last year. PayPal say that the newly introduced SDK reenforces Braintree and PayPal’s commitment to UK […]

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eBay’s “Amazon Prime” for Latin America

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eBay have launched an eat all you can “Amazon Prime” style shipping program in Latin America. The idea is that you pay an annual fee and can purchase unlimited items on eBay.com, have them shipped to a holding address in Florida or Texas and eBay’s partner will then ship the package on to you for […]

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Have a break before Christmas

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There are only 124 days left until Christmas (About 121 days before you send your final shipment) so make the most of this last Bank Holiday as ecommerce is about to get busy. Of course seeing as it’s the UK and Reading Festival is on, it’s bound to rain for at least one of the […]

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Is this the worst defect rate on eBay?

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Stuart has been selling on eBay for about 10 years or so in one way or another, so you could probably class him as an experienced seller. However he has the worst known defect rate on eBay – 32.5% (at least until we can find someone to beat his record!). Stuart explains that until about […]

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Royal Mail Delivery Office upgrade program

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Royal Mail are upgrading customer service points at a number of its delivery offices, the upgrade programme covers 45 delivery offices (this year) from Belfast to Darlington, Pontypool to Manchester. The improvements include installing new open-plan customer service counters – removing the glass screens to create a modern, lighter and brighter environment in which to […]

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eBay release “Sound of Shopping” track

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eBay have today released ‘Sound of Shopping’, a piece of music using sounds scientifically proven to help people make better shopping decisions. Celebrating eBay UK’s 15th anniversary the ‘Sound of Shopping’ track uses pop music radio, football commentary and people chatting – all of which have been proven to make shoppers think more rationally about […]

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eBay UK celebrates 15 years of ecommerce

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eBay are celebrating 15 years of ecommerce in the UK and in that time have transformed how people shop. Thinking back 15 years the Internet had hardly come to the UK and certainly it wasn’t mainstream with practically everyone having access as they do today. Early pioneers such as Graham Fosdyke had already registered on […]

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