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Fulfilment idea fired from The Apprentice

Solomon Akhtar

James Hyde of James and James Fulfilment (as many Tamebay readers secretly are) is a fan of BBC1′s The Apprentice. Naturally he was especially interested this week as it was revealed one the the proposals was to go 50:50 on a fulfilment venture with Lord Sugar. In classic Apprentice style things didn’t go quite to […]

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2014′s Top 10 toys from letters to Santa

Christmas letter to Santa

Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top ten most wanted presents, according to children in their letters to Santa. The top ten most requested toys of 2014 1) Frozen merchandise 2) Lego 3) Bike 4) Scooter 5) Barbie and accessories 6) Tablet 7) Peppa Pig 8) One Direction merchandise 9) Snow Glow Elsa 10) Monster […]

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The Wholesale Forums web awards: Vote now

The Wholesale Forums

To celebrate their 10th Anniversary and to show their appreciation to all businesses who have grown with them over the years, The Wholesale Forums are holding their very first web awards. The awards aim to celebrate all the efforts of eCommerce startups and their excellence in making online shopping a better experience! Nominations are now […]

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Win a 4* Family holiday to Tenerife

Santa myHermes

We know you’ve been working endless hours and can’t wait for the Christmas break. We know the weather is unseasonably warm, but it’s still chilly in the warehouse and chances are it’s about to get a lot colder in the New Year…. …So how would you like to win a seven night holiday at the […]

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Growing a business from startup idea

Webinterpret Founders sm

Growing a business from startup idea to successful enterprise is always a challenge and often involves changes to the original business plan. We asked Webinterpret founders Patrick Smarzynski and Benjamin Cohen how they grew Webinterpret from a start up to a company with 10,000 users and what lessons they learned along the way. Founding a […]

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Tamebay Showcase 2014: Urban33


This December we are showcasing Tamebay readers and their businesses. We’re celebrating the best of ecommerce. Today we give you Urban33 and an account from MD Stuart Baldry. If you want to be featured, find out more here. We started out of a hobby business in 2008 with £500. Urban33 now operates four brands, has […]

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Tamebay Showcase 2014: Bedrooms Plus

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This December we are showcasing Tamebay readers and their businesses. We’re celebrating the best of ecommerce. Today we give you Bedrooms Plus. If you want to be featured, find out more here. eBay store: Amazon: Bedrooms Plus Storefront Webstore: Our own brand: Bedrooms Plus is a family run business established in 1980 […]

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Letter from Yodel Chairman explains current problems


A Tamebay reader, and Yodel user, who has asked to remain incognito received a note from Yodel’s Execuitive Charirman Dick Stead this afternoon and it’s worth sharing. The full text is screen grabbed and posted below but these paragraphs leapt out to me: “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” exceeded all analysts’ expectations and in many […]

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Facebook set to change rules on free business promotion

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According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is going to start clamping down on ecommerce entrepreneurs who use Facebook to promote their wares and services on the social network using social and unpaid for methods. It seems that they want to aggressively increase the monetisation of the site and drive adoption of […]

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86% of UK SMEs use the cloud


According to research conducted by BT Business, roughly 86% of British small businesses are utilising the cloud in some way as part of their operations. In association with British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the research shows that cloud technology is chiefly being used by staff working remotely and on the move. The research says that […]

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