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Free eBook from Amazon this weekend

John Hayes Book

To celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend, John Hayes has announced that his latest eBook: Why Authors, Bloggers, Journalists & Writers Need to Think Like Rock Stars is available to download from Amazon for FREE. No Amazon Prime membership required. Download and read on any Kindle Device or App (you can even read on your PC […]

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MyHermes promotes US parcel service

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It looks like MyHermes is marketing its new international services, especially for heavier parcels wending their way over the Atlantic. We wrote about MyHermes and its international ambitions a few months back and now they are really marketing it. Check out the service on the international section of the MyHermes website here. And here are […]

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Why the high street is dying

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A couple of days ago I ran into a two friends in town. They’d just been to get their first mobile phones on contract (rather than pay as you go), and were sporting a couple of rather nice Samsung Galaxy J5 smartphones. Naturally, as do most people when they get a new phone, the first […]

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Cornerdrop Click & Collect Magento Extension launches


Do you want to offer click and collect 600 locations nationally, growing every day, targeted to reach 2,000 in time for Christmas 2015? Now you can from your own website with CornerDrop. Click and Collect isn’t for everyone, but those consumers who choose to use it tend to love it. Not everyone works regular hours […]

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BoostSuite now integrated with WordPress


BoostSuite, the co-marketing platform set up by former iContact Email Marketing co-founder Aaron Hougton, has announced a new integration with the WordPress, just about the most popular blogging platform available. The integration allows marketers to share blog content with like-minded marketers via their WordPress blogs with just a click of a mouse. Aaron Houghton said: […]

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Fashion Without Borders: The local approach

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Selling your products internationally can be tricky for many reasons; you need to comply with local laws, reduce your currency conversion risk, find the right logistics partners and understand your local consumer. At this next month’s Fashion Without Borders event key panel sessions will demystify the challenges of cross-border trade, and will provide you with […]

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Fulfilment partner to help target Irish Ecommerce


Ireland may not be your first thought when you consider emerging global markets ripe for the ecommerce pickings but think again. When you do think again your first thoughts maybe that we’re about to tell you to list on (and perhaps you should), but ecommerce isn’t limited to eBay, Daily Deal sites are growing […]

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Nembol: Get products from shelf to Internet in 90 seconds

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Traditional independent retailers often find the Internet tricky to get to grips with and understandably, most online sellers we talk to don’t have enough hours in the day without having a stream of walk-in customers to attend to and retail displays to keep stocked. Not only are there a ton of marketplaces to get to […]

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Ireland’s tax authority sends 2k bogus VAT demands to EU SMEs

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Irish Revenue (the Republic of Ireland’s tax authority) has apparently sent out 2000 erroneous letters to EU online sellers demanding VAT payment under the EU VAT MOSS scheme. #vatmoss The demands, often for many thousands of Euros, were thought by many to be a scam but it turns out they have been sent out by […]

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Jeremy Corbyn launches ‘better business’ plan for SMEs

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Small business may have an unusual champion. Lefty frontrunner in the Labour leadership campaign Jeremy Corbyn has launched a dedicated SME manifesto for “better business” and it looks pretty good. They’ve also launched a dedicated website called Corbyn for Business. Key measures include: – Small business rate freeze – Modest increases in corporation tax, but […]

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