Should smaller UK sellers be taking part in Black Friday?

Black Friday

David Grimes is managing director of My Parcel Delivery, a parcel delivery comparison website, which enables sellers to choose the cheapest or most convenient option from a range of carriers. If you send more than 10 parcels a week, you can open a business account for access to more courier services, a rapid booking tool […]

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Marketplace Focus: Spartoo

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Today, as part of Pentagon’s marketplace focus series, we are introducing French fashion and footwear marketplace Spartoo. About Spartoo Spartoo is a French ecommerce company that specialises in shoes and clothing. Founded in 2006, Spartoo started as a footwear e-tailer, and expanded into the fashion category in 2013. The company now offers more than 70,000 […]

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Amazon Seller Central glitches and updates

Amazon Bug

Amazon’s recently redesigned Seller Central appears to be causing more problems than a few new fonts and moving the odd button around. To be blunt a lot of the time it appears to simply not work at all. We’re hearing that some sellers are unable to log in, whilst others that do manage to log […]

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Hermes ups capacity to 1million parcels per day

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Hermes have completed the construction of a secondary sortation tier at its fully automated distribution hub in Warrington, providing the capability to process up to one million parcels a day. The purpose built, 15,000 square metre, state-of-the-art Warrington hub was initially opened in May 2014, costing £14 million and representing the largest single investment by […]

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Kabbage cease consumer lending in the UK

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We understand that Kabbage, a finance company offering short term loans for online sellers, has made a commercial decision to change the direction of its business and to cease lending to consumer borrowers in the UK. Their permission from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to engage in consumer credit lending activities, including issuing new loans […]

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The Consumer Rights Act 2015

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The main parts of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 come into force today – the 1st of October 2015. The Consumer Rights Act replaces a number of laws with regard to business-to-consumer transactions, including the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. The Act is a part of […]

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Royal Mail start Christmas recruitment drive

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A Christmas jumper, festive online shopping, a letter headed to the North Pole. There are all kinds of exciting parcels and letters to look forward to this Christmas. Royal Mail are starting to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers to help sort the Christmas post at their our mail centres, to help to sort these items […]

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Amazon to ban some Apple & Google products

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon are going to ban sales of streaming media products from Google and Apple according to a report on Bloomberg. The reasoning from Amazon is that “Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime, it’s important that the streaming media players we sell interact well with Prime Video in […]

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Ecommerce Europe Trustmark

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Over 10,000 certified European online shops can now join the Ecommerce Europe Trustmark for free. The objective of the Ecommerce Europe Trustmark is to stimulate cross-border e-commerce through better protection for consumers and merchants by establishing one European set of rules and by ensuring clear communication on these rules. The President of Ecommerce Europe, Mr. […]

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The Content Marketing Boot Camp 29/10/15

Becoming the Expert

Does your corporate blog lack personality? Could your email marketing campaigns pack more punch? Is your social media activity running low on ideas? The Content Marketing Boot Camp (Cambridge) aims to help answer these questions. Content marketing can help your organisation drive new leads, win new business and ultimately increase profits. But many small business […]

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