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HMRC trawl for non-registered eBay businesses

HMRC Feat

HMRC are having another round of chasing down eBay sellers who may not be paying their taxes. We’ve now had three reports from sellers who have received an email from HMRC, addressed to their eBay ID and entitled “Are you selling items online? Do you know what to do?” The email explains “We have already […]

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Introducing the InPost locker delivery service

InPost

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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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 new Small Parcel Boxes for sale

All Pack Solutions Royal Mail Small Parcel Box

All-Pack Solutions offer a range of boxes that comply with the Royal Mail sizing, as well as a full range of packaging materials, all of which can be found on their website, eBay and Amazon. Today they have announced a new box size which has been specifically designed to fall within the new Royal Mail […]

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How to sell your novelty car tax disc holders

Emergency Contact Disc

If you’re one of the unfortunate sellers of novelty car tax holders (Yes I know it’s “Road Fund Licence”), there may be a viable way for you to flog them which is more useful than the current crop of novelty “Yes I’ve Paid My Car Tax” discs. Warwickshire and West Mercia Police have come up […]

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BBC The Apprentice kicks off as bad as ever

Sir Alan Sugar

The new series of The Apprentice kicked off last night in typical style with just about everything that could go wrong going wrong for the hapless candidates. It’s agonising watching to see them screw up as badly as they do but I still can’t help watching. What’s worse, paying £150 to have t-shirts printed and […]

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FaabSocial Facebook & Twitter selling free for life

Faab Social

FaabSocial is now available for FREE of Charge for LIFE. No Restrictions or Limitations if merchants sign up before the end of the year. Also support, assistance and guidance is provided for free too. The idea is that your social media followers (or anyone that sees your feed) can make a purchase with a single […]

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myHermes Halloween Promotion

Halloween

If you’re sending over 50 parcels a week, you can get a 10% discount code* off one of your orders in November with myhermes. If you already use myHermes to send your parcels, then you don’t need to do anything, if you send more than 50 in any one week, then myHermes will send you […]

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Top Tips For Trading Internationally

Cake Translation

Claire from Simply VAT recently posted her ten top tips for trading internationally. You’re probably familiar with many of them, but a couple really stood out for me: Make sure your online store is mobile/tablet friendly Whilst we’re constantly being told in the UK that mobile and tablets are fast taking over traditional desktops for […]

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Retailers are from Mars, Customers are from Venus

Love

Online retailers are offering delivery options that shoppers don’t want but not offering the ones they do, according to new research from software company OrderDynamics. A survey of 2,000 consumers on their retail expectations and a retailer benchmark study of more than 60 retailers on the services and experiences they offer revealed a startling mis-match […]

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