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Parcelforce, the BFG and Save the children


Inspired by the movie which is based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book The BFG, Parcelforce Worldwide is among a small number of companies sponsoring individual jars in a new public art initiative called The BFG Dream Jar Trail. The trail sees the childhood dreams and aspirations of 50 celebrities transformed into sculptures that will […]

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Do Black Friday shoppers become regular customers

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With Amazon Prime Day done and dusted, the next major retail day is Black Friday. The guys at Qubit have done some research revealing trends from last year: Who benefitted the most? Out of the five retail categories examined, Luxury saw the highest boost in conversion rate on Black Friday (up by 114% on the […]

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Royal Mail reveals latest results

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Royal Mail has revealed their results and performance for the three months up to the 26th of June. In simple terms the previous trends have expected: parcels volumes are slightly up (1%) and letters are slightly down (2%). The drop in letters would have been 4% has it not been for the materials sent in […]

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Emma Jones appointed Small Business Crown Representative

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Tamebay reader and friend Emma Jones MBE has been appointed as the government’s Small Business Crown Representative. Emma is the founder of Enterprise Nation and all round good egg. So what is the position of Small Business Crown representative? explains here: “In her new position, working with government departments and the Crown Commercial Service, […]

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How to get a Trademark or Copyright


Stacy from The Lemongrass Trading Company has recently been to an IPO (Intellectual Property Office) workshop and come back brimming with information on how to register your own Trademark to to make sure that your IP is protected with Copyright. If you want to ensure you have full control of your product and it’s protected […]

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Tamebay Ecommerce Cup 2016 Results

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Deliveroo may have won the Tamebay cup, but we know everyone who takes part likes to check out how they did against their rivals, especially if they were in different groups so didn’t get to see all the games. Here are the results tables from this year’s Tamebay Ecommerce Cup managed by Genie and the […]

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Tamebay Ecommerce Cup 2016 Pictures


This year, the fifth time the Tamebay Ecommerce Cup has been played, we had more teams turn up than ever before. Ably managed by Tayyab from Genie and the Geek everyone appeared to know where they needed to be and which pitch they were playing on and as always the professional referees kept the players […]

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Why you’d probably welcome a UK trade deal with India


UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid has been over in India discussing what a post BREXIT trade relationship with the country could look like. After China, India is the 2nd most populous country in the world. With more than 50 million online shoppers and internet population that is set to surpass half a billion by 2018 […]

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Tour de France road closure impact on ecommerce

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The Football is almost over but this summer’s program of sports is still in full swing with Wimbledon, the Rio Olympics looming and the Tour de France under way. (Not forgetting the biggest event of the Summer – The Ecommerce Football Cup which takes place on Tuesday next week in Wembley). The event that’s likely […]

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Alibaba launch program to stamp out counterfeits

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Alibaba have launched The Intellectual Property Joint-Force System to fight counterfeits. China is rife with imitation and fake goods, even to the extent that tons of electrical goods shipped to the west each year appear to have the Conformité Européene Mark (CE Mark), but in fact the Chinese manufacturers will helpfully explain that it doesn’t […]

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