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BST Ends, GMT starts this Sunday

Clocks back one hour

You probably don’t even need to be aware that the Summer is over and British Summer time ends this weekend. Your smartphone, computer and television will almost certainly take care of turning your clocks back an hour for you. What you do need to be aware of is that your eBay listings will all finish […]

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Introducing the InPost locker delivery service

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Inpost is a relatively new locker service, where you’re able to take drop your parcel off so you do not need to wait in for collection. You can find the lockers at local supermarkets and petrol stations, and they are identifiable by the yellow and black Inpost logo. It’s a “locker to home” service with […]

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eBay Launches Domestic Selling in Russia

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eBay have added the ability for Russian retailers to sell on eBay Russia. This is the first time in almost 10 years that eBay has established a marketplace in a new country. Up until now eBay has only enabled Russians to buy on eBay. Now retailers can start to sell in a phased roll out, […]

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Rakuten.co.uk officially launched today

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Rakuten are today officially announcing Rakuten.co.uk to the world, although it went live to merchants on the 1st of October. They say that “The marketplace will initially offer products from some of the UK’s most exciting merchants before expanding to include international merchants in the future. The move comes as Rakuten seeks to accelerate the […]

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US based Stamps.com acquires Shipworks

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Stamps.com, provider of USPS postage online to over 500,000 customers, has acquired Shipworks who offer subscription based e-commerce shipping software. ShipWorks solutions integrate with over 50 popular online sales and marketplace systems including the big three – eBay, PayPal and Amazon. ShipWorks offers multi-carrier (DHL Global Mail, FedEx, UPS, and USPS) shipping options and features […]

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eBay restore RSS feeds to shops

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A few weeks ago we had a ton of readers asking what had happened to eBay RSS feeds. The ability to follow a sellers listings by subscribing via RSS to their eBay shop had vanished from the site. eBay have now told us “There were some issues in the last couple of weeks which are […]

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Which ‘Stamp out dodgy deliveries’ report

Which Stamp out dodgy deliveries

Which have published findings from a survey claiming that 25% of people say they’ve had a bodged delivery in the past year and are calling for retailers to ‘Stamp out dodgy deliveries‘. They’re probably right, but that figure does include those for whom a bodged delivery was a missed delivery as well as parcels being […]

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Sorry you were out, let me come back later…

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We often hear complaints about delivery companies, or more specifically some of the less favourable delivery experiences some of their employees give, so it makes a change when a delivery worker gives a service way above that you’d normally expect. Last week I was out in the morning when the postman called. Normally he’s not […]

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Royal Mail need 19,000 temps this Christmas

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Royal Mail have launched a campaign to recruit around 19,000 temporary workers for Christmas to help with the peak delivery season. Positions are available between mid November and early January 2015 for 15,000 workers in sites across England, 1,100 in Scotland, 600 in Wales and 400 in Northern Ireland. Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, […]

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USA to adopt Chip and Pin credit & debit cards

Credit Cards

The US are at last to move to Chip and Pin for credit and debit cards. President Obama announced a BuySecure Initiative and said that to start with all government issued cards (for Social Security etc) will be replaced with Chip and Pin. In his speech Obama noted that in store credit card fraud was […]

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