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Has eBay cancelled Easter Bank Hols this year?

Easter Eggs

I’ve just been buying a couple of things on eBay and was somewhat surprised to find delivery “Estimated between Thu. 2 Apr. and Fri. 3 Apr.. It’s probably not escaped your attention that next weekend is Easter weekend and most of the country will be taking four days off from Friday 3rd April to Monday […]

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‘Nominate a Neighbour’ for Royal Mail parcels

Nominate a neighbour

Royal Mail are today rolling out a new initiative called Nominate a Neighbour. It has been designed to boost their first-time delivery rates. Customers throughout the UK will now be able to nominate a neighbour close to their address, to receive their parcels, the idea came from Royal Mail employees, who if they’re anything like […]

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Planning changes to support ‘Click and Collect’

Click and Collect Cornerdrop

CornerDrop is a service that allows you to register your location online to accept parcels – and that could be anywhere, such as a coffee shop, gym, nursery etc. It can also be used from any website, regardless of who actually delivers the parcel. Andrew Lasota, CEO of CornerDrop, says “We are democratising Click and […]

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eBay to launch “Click n’ Drop” service at Argos

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eBay intend to extend their Click and Collect partnership at Argos to enable sellers to Click and Drop items for despatch. The intention is to pilot a scheme with a few selected Argos stores where sellers would be able to drop off items that they’ve sold to their nearest Argos store for packing and shipping. […]

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The IRegg arrives: Did it break?

IRegg Signing

Last week at IRX, Sealed Air were challenging people to whack an egg wrapped in their packaging to try and break it. They were so confident we decided to put their packaging to a real life test and post an egg through the Royal Mail. It’s arrived. Now we can truly answer the question “Will […]

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myPINpad bring Chip and PIN to online retail

myPINpad

If you’re anything like me you detest 3D Secure checkouts on mobile sites – having a Barclay’s debit card the incarnation I’m often faced with is Verified by Visa and it’s awful. Mastercard SecureCode is just as bad from a consumer perspective. What’s wrong with 3D Secure? It shouldn’t be that hard, apart from the […]

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6 tips to boost your eBay shop on social media

Social Media feat

Kaartik Iyer is a digital marketing and web design professional with a passion for helping ecommerce shop owners accomplish their goals. He is the founder of Infigic, an ecommerce focused digital agency. Today he shares some tips on using social media to boost your eBay shop’s presence, although the tips could just as easily be […]

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How to raise funds for your business event, London: 7/4/15

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Enterprise Nation will be hosting an event that looks at how to raise funds for your business with an illustrious panel on 7th April. To find out more and bag a place, click here. The event will be held at Somerset House in Central London. The event brings together a selection of experts that will […]

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Amazon message delays bug

Amazon Bug

It would appear that there’s been an error with Amazon’s messaging system where customer enquiries weren’t getting forwarded to sellers. Messages were held up with a glitch and whilst sellers may have checked their message inboxes regularly, suddenly a day or so later a glut of unanswered messages popped up. Some sellers have also received […]

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Tamebay highlights from #IRX2015

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Every year Team Tamebay heads up to the Birmingham NEC for the Internet Retailing Expo. I’ve personally attended the show there for the past 5 years. And this year the reasons for that annual pilgramage were obvious unlike never before: IRX is the must-go-to event for anyone interested in the ecommerce industry. And as we […]

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