Amazon Echo is now officially on sale in the UK

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Amazon’s brand new Echo device is now officially on sale in the UK with delivery across the country available as early as tomorrow (sooner if you’re in a Prime Now area). Those who pre-ordered the device will receive it today and I’m eagerly anticipating delivery of my Echo as Amazon have promised it’ll arrive today. […]

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eBay.com introduce product page report a seller

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eBay.com are calling on sellers to help clean up their product catalogue. It’s also an encouragement to report your competitor sellers if you don’t like their listings. Put simply, eBay know that their product catalogue isn’t perfect. Products appear on eBay product pages that shouldn’t be there, often for a variety of reasons. It could […]

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Amazon fined £65,000 for flouting air safety

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Amazon have been fined a paltry £65,000 with £60,000 costs by Southwark Crown Court for sending prohibited items such as aerosols and lithium batteries by plane. The case bought by the CAA carried the possibility of an unlimited fine. To put £65,000 into perspective, Amazon UK Services Ltd turned over £1bn with profits of £38m […]

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Handmade at Amazon launches in the UK and on EU sites


Amazon have launched “Handmade at Amazon”, a new store featuring thousands of handcrafted products sold by artisans. Handmade at Amazon features over 30,000 handcrafted products across Amazon’s five European websites. Handmade at Amazon is unquestionably an attempt to capture some of Etsy and to a lesser extent eBay’s business. Amazon want your entire retail life […]

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UK Retail Report 2016 celebrates 21 years of eBay

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To celebrate their 21st Birthday, eBay have just gone live with their UK Retail Report – a snapshot of the way Brits bid, bought and sold in 2015/16. It’s an interactive website where eBay share their data, telling the story of the biggest trends of the past 12 months on eBay UK and how cultural […]

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The Grand Tour launches 18th Nov on Amazon


Amazon has announced the launch date of Friday the 18th of November 2016 for the new Amazon Original series “The Grand Tour” with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. New episodes will be released weekly on Amazon Prime Video, every Friday from the 18th of Novemeber, exclusively for Prime members. That settles the question […]

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HMRC now has new powers to tackle overseas sellers dodging VAT

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On Thursday the Finance Act 2016 came in to force. It’s the result of the UK Government Budget that was delivered by then Chancellor George Osborne earlier in the year and at first glance sounds inconsequential. But for marketplace sellers, businesses using eBay and Amazon in particular, there are a few measures now in force […]

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Amazon Launch Echo with Alexa in UK and Germany

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Amazon Echo is to launch in the UK and Germany this autumn with prices set at £149.99 for the UK and €179.99 in Germany. In the UK Amazon will work with a number of partners to deliver content, including Radio Player, Just Eat, Skyscanner, and Spotify. Relatively new additions for the UK include Sky News, […]

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Merchant recruitment for Flubit Go 1 Hour deliveries


Flubit Go is a new service from Flubit to allow online shoppers buy with delivery taking place the same-day in 1-hour delivery slots. The move is designed to help independent UK retailers on the platform to better compete with larger players like Amazon in the “super-convenient” fulfilment space and is scheduled to launch in London, […]

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Sainsbury’s welcome eBay shoppers in store


We were wondering what would happen to eBay’s grand plans to create a nationwide fulfilment network when the news broke that Sainsbury’s were to acquire eBay’s partner Argos. Now we know, Sainsbury’s are going ahead to expand and grow eBay’s Click and Collect at Argos with the launch of 200 newly-designed digital Click & Collect […]

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