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The Fire Brigade are once again pulling out a four day strike, this time over the weekend when half the country will be sparking up the bonfires to celebrate the failure of Guy Fawkes. The Fire Brigade strike will start at 6pm this evening, 31st October and run through to 6pm on the 4th of […]

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Sourcebay: Direct sourcing from China to the UK, made easy


Sourcebay is a new sourcing and logistics solution; providing UK retailers with quality products from China, at the very best prices – no risk, no hassle and up to 40% savings. We asked Sourcebay to tell us more about their service and how they can help retailers source product from China. This is what they […]

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Death and Taxes from Seller Dynamics

Death and Taxes

Seller Dynamics are this week adding their “Death and Taxes” revision to their marketplace management system. It’s seen by them as the point at which they can declare their cross border trade functionality, to all intents and purposes, complete. And it allows them to claim that the system is ready for even the largest of […]

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Shopify launch ‘Build a Business’ contest


Ecommerce transactional website in-a-box Shopify have launched an international “Build a Business” contest with some spectacular prizes. Including an opportunity to visit Sir Richard Branson’s famous Necker Island. Shopify have built and published a sparkling website with all the details but here’s how it works in brief. Create a new store Have a great business […]

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HMRC trawl for non-registered eBay businesses


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 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

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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

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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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