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Strong UK retail growth in July 2016, despite Brexit

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There’s been a fair amount of doom and gloom about the economy in the wake of the British EU referendum. As you know, the UK voted to leave the EU on June 23rd 2016. So called “Brexit”. But the first full month figures for retail sales since the referendum in June make for fairly heartening […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update breaks web cams

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As a small business it’s possible, even probable, that you have remote workers. Connecting with them via video conferencing might be proving an issue as the latest Microsoft update to Windows 10 appears to have broken many USB video cameras. We know that as online retailers become bigger they start outsourcing certain roles. It might […]

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Deliveroo pay deal highlights risk for self employed

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Deliveroo, the food delivery business, were embroiled in a row this week over plans to pay self employed drivers on a per delivery basis rather than by the hour. Deliveroo wanted to pay £3.75 per delivery instead of the current £7 per hour plus £1 per delivery saying that they believed it would enable their […]

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UK retail sales grew in July 2016 defying expectations

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According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK retail sales grew by 5.9% in July this year compared with July 2015. This came as a surprise to many pundits who expected the the Brexit vote in the referendum on June 23rd to dampen consumer confidence. It would seem the boost was in part thanks […]

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Parcelly announces partnership with Palmer and Harvey

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Parcelly has announced a partnership with wholesaler firm Palmer and Harvey (P&H). The deal will give Parcelly access to multiple, convenience, forecourt and CTN retail outlets throughout the UK. Palmer and Harvey will benefit from increased product diversification by adding Parcelly’s click & collect product to their existing Plus Extra service portfolio. Palmer and Harvey says: “We […]

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myHermes changes prices for parcels up to 2kg

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myHermes have changed their pricing structure. They’ve replaced their up to 1kg and 1-2kg price bands with a 0-2kg Small and a 0-2kg medium parcel size and weight. The net effect of this is that if you are sending a parcel less than 1kg you might pay more (£3.95 instead of £2.75 at a Parcelshop) […]

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Whistl update van fleet in £3m deal

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Whistl are looking to increase efficiency in their postal business by replacing its current fleet of vans with 104 Mercedes Sprinter and Vitos vans in a £3 million deal with Zenith that will reduce fleet costs by around 25%. The new vans have been fitted with the Isotrak, tracking system that is currently used in […]

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Tamebay’s all new Daily Bulletin email

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If you subscribe to Tamebay via email you’ve probably noticed it looks a little different this morning. We’ve given it a bit of an overhaul as well as replatformed the back end so that we can add further enhancements in the future. The first thing you’ll notice about the email is that it’s a lot […]

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Steam trains deliver parcels one last time

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We know there are a few steam train enthusiasts on Tamebay (me included), so just for you an ecommerce related train story: A courier from South Lanarkshire has gone the extra mile to ensure vital deliveries were kept on track after a village was cut adrift due to road closures. It was full steam ahead […]

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