Fashion Without Borders returns this Autumn

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Pentagon in partnership with government body UKTI, are holding their second Fashion Without Borders event in London, on Thursday the 17th of September. Fashion Without Borders is a full day event, aimed at British brands and retailers who want to discover the potential of global e-marketplaces as a route to successful international etail. Speakers from […]

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Telegraph: New eBay & PayPal tax crackdown

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The front page of the Daily Telegraph will on Saturday carry a story about HMRC’s impending crackdown on eBay sellers in addition to smartphone app stores run by Apple and Google, holiday lettings sites and a raft of other online retail sites. According to the article HMRC will be given new powers grab details of […]

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eBay’s 20th Birthday: Do you know the way to San Jose?

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In September eBay is holding a party to celebrate its 20th birthday. It’s all going down in eBay’s home town of San Jose, California on the 10th and 11th at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. As eBay says in the blurb: “eBay is all about you: This year, we put immense focus on delivering […]

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New Halfords Marketplace launched today

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Halfords have launched a brand new marketplace in the UK powered by what’s fast becoming the defacto standard for retailers – Mirakl. From today Britain’s biggest bike retailer’s Marketplace service will give customers more choice than ever before, with plans to stock up to 40,000 products. By partnering with online marketplace provider Mirakl, the retailer […]

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eBid invest in swish new site design

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eBid have unveiled their much awaited new site design which they announced was coming in February, and I have to say it’s looking fantastic. Gone is the rather kitch old version which has been replaced by a cleaner and simpler layout which is responsive, i.e. fully mobile friendly and will automatically resize to fit any […]

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eBay acquires Twice to sell on eBay for you


eBay announced on the day that they separated from PayPal that they are to acquire 2nd hand clothing consignment retailer, Twice. The vision at Twice was to make selling as easy as shopping, and to make buying used feel like buying new. How does the acquisition fit with eBay’s core strategy? Talking of the PayPal […]

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eBay hints at changes to Returns


On the first day of eBay trading as an independent company without PayPal, Jordan Sweetnam, Vice President of Seller Experience at eBay, has written about some of the changes that might be coming to sellers in the not too distant future. You can read the full blog post here. But it’s the third major point […]

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It’s PayPal and eBay Day on the Nasdaq

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Today eBay and PayPal truly begin life apart and both will trade independently on the Nasdaq stock exchange for the first time since eBay Inc. acquired PayPal in July 2002. And to mark the occasion, PayPal returns to the market at 8am EST and they’re ringing the opening bell that notifies the start of trading […]

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eBay/PayPal report results ahead of split: today’s the day

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eBay Inc. reported its second quarter results for 2015 on Thursday just a day ahead of their divorce. All told in Q2 the company reported revenues of $4.4bn. As of midnight Friday (New York time), the two companies will be operating as separate firms and will trade independently on the stock exchange as of Monday. […]

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The “Purchase on Google” Buy Button is here

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Google are testing their new Buy Button live on mobiles. It’s a way for Google not only to start becoming more like a marketplace instead of simply a search engine but also, more importantly from Google’s perspective, a way to start driving transaction volume through their Google Wallet. Under the Purchases on Google tests, When […]

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