DPD Precise ‘Pick your own delivery slot’ coming soon

DPD Precise feat

For years DPD have set the benchmark for service that other couriers services are inevitably measured against. This year at The Delivery Conference, their CEO, Dwain McDonald, set out his vision for 2016 with DPD Precise. Firstly I should say that the screen shots are from Dwain’s presentation, we’ve asked for real screen shots but […]

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Post Office dubs today ‘RO-MANIC MONDAY’

Popadoodledoo bear cake pop

Research, based on data from Google Trends, shows that for five of the last six years, UK search traffic for “Valentine’s gifts” has peaked on the Monday before Valentine’s Day. The only exception was in 2012, when it peaked on the Tuesday before. With that in mind the Post Office have called today (8th February) […]

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Amazon UK goes down for an hour at lunch time today

Amazon Bug

Amazon UK went offline for some users for almost an hour at midday today. Those try to access Amazon were displaying a message which read “We’re Sorry! There was an internal error in our system. We logged the problem and will investigate it later. Our apologies for the inconvenience.” Amazon is back up and appears […]

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What does Sainsbury’s new Argos offer mean for eBay?

ebay click collect

You probably noticed in the news yesterday that Sainsbury’s have come back with a second offer to acquire Argos, or more correctly it’s parent the Home Retail Group. This time the total offer in cash and shares amounts to £1.3 billion and the deal looks likely to go through. Argos have said “Whilst the Board […]

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Yodel Executive Chairman response to Ch4 Despatches Program


Following last night’s Despatches expose of Yodel, one might have felt a little sympathy for Yodel Chief Executive Dick Stead as he stood up in front of hundreds of retailers and courier colleagues at the Metapack Delivery Conference. I spoke to Dick just before he spoke and he was relishing the opportunity to speak. In […]

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Ch 4 Despatches: Undercover with Yodel

Channel4 Despatches

Tonight Channel 4 Despatches promised to reveal “Where’s my missing mail” as they went incognito to find out what happens at “Britain’s leading online parcel company”, revealed to be Yodel. Having seen the program two years ago when Despatches did an expose on UK Mail, we already know what to expect from the program. However […]

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M2E Pro announce fee changes to support small businesses

M2E Pro Logo

Today at Magento Live in France, M2E Pro announced a new monthly allowance limit of £10,000 revenue, allowing over 5,000 businesses to enjoy the solution at no cost at all. This seemed like a great time to sit down with Alex Podopryhora, M2E Pro’s director to find out more about the business. M2E Pro History […]

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PayPal apologises – eBay glitch was their fault

PayPal Bug

PayPal have written to their merchants saying “We’re sorry for the inconvenience” regarding the glitch where eBay transactions were being paid, but not marked as sold on eBay. The email says PayPal want to “express our sincere apologies for the technical issue we experienced between 14 January and 20 January that prevented us from correctly […]

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Amazon accidentally overcharging FBA fees says seller

Amazon Bug

There is some disturbing news from one Tamebay reader who says that they’ve been overcharged by Amazon for their Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) fees. So far they have found around 100 wrong transactions from both the UK and DE Amazon marketplaces and are continuing the check. They’re yet to start checks on the other Amazon […]

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