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PayPal “Pay after Delivery” live in the UK

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I must have missed a PayPal announcement as I’ve only just realised that PayPal Pay After Delivery (or Pay Later) is live in the UK. In fact yesterday evening I used it to buy some socks from Thingimigigs (who we wrote about a few days ago). We noted back in January this year that Pay […]

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eBay hide time stamp on feedback

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It looks like the way that feedback is displayed may be about to change yet again on eBay. That is to say it’s already changed on eBay.com and what happens over there tends to happen in the UK eventually. The latest feedback display in the UK shows the feedback comment, seller ID and date/time stamp. […]

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Simplyvat.com international ecommerce seminar: Brighton, 25/9/14

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As part of the Brighton Digital Festival, simplyvat.com have teamed up with the UKTI and Brighton Chamber of Commerce to present a half day session on the opportunties and pitfalls of selling internationally You can sign up here and bag a place for £25. And according to the blurb, you’ll come away with this knowledge: […]

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Enterprise Nation open London HQ

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Business network and campaigning organisation Enterprise Nation will be opening a London HQ this week at Somerset House. The suite of rooms will form a hub for small businesses and offer a venue for events and training specifically honed for start-ups and SMEs. I haven’t been to have a nosey yet but hope to soon […]

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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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Scottish independence referendum vote worth £1.04 on eBay

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If you’ve ever wanted to know how much a vote is worth then now we know: £1.04. Well, that’s the price that one Scottish seller in Glasgow got to before eBay pulled their sale of their Independence Referendum vote. The Scottish people will vote in the indyref on 18th September. The seller said in the […]

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A really good experience on eBay UK

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I know that with all the talk of defects, much of the discussion has focussed on what can go wrong in an eBay transaction and how that can affect sellers. So I wanted to share a positive experience as solid evidence (if it were needed) to demonstrate that there are many thousands of sellers out […]

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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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eSellerPro webinar on eBay cross border trade – 10/9/14

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eSellerPro will be hosting a webinar in September billed as: Your International Selling Journey – Scaling your eBay Cross Border Trading. It’s being held on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BST. To book a place and get involved click here. eSellerPro say of the content of the event: “Over 95% of […]

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Feedvisor bags $6m investment

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This week ecommerce repriced Feedvisor have announced success in bagging more investment. They’ve successfully raised $6 million in Series A funding, led by Square Peg Capital. “Combining Big Data technology with machine learning algorithms has led to drastically increased performance levels for Feedvisor’s clients, with up to 500% increase in their sales and 40% increase […]

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