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ChannelAdvisor launch new Channel Advice YouTube channel

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ChannelAdvisor have launched a new video feature on YouTube for 2017 – Channel Advice. The channel aims to answer some of your most pressing e-commerce questions in short videos designed to fit everyone’s busy lifestyles. Best of all, they want you to tell them what you want to learn more about! You can email in […]

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UK housing stock makes deliveries more difficult


The Royal Mail has released an interesting report revealing that the UK’s housing stock profile is changing with more flats being built than ever before. Flats now make up nearly a quarter (23%) of all housing in the UK. The number of flats has increased 4.2% over the last four years, compared to total growth […]

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Never miss another delivery with Garçon Wines


In the UK we’re rapidly developed into a nation of wine lovers with many looking forward to getting home of an evening, kicking our shoes off and pouring a glass of red. Indeed it was only last night I was chatting with a friend and discussing if a standard bottle holds four glasses of wine […]

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Small business confidence up but profits down


How’s business for you so far this year? According to the The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) UK small business confidence has bounced back to pre-Brexit referendum levels although profits aren’t necessarily great. The headline confidence measure now stands at +8.5, up from -2.9 in the previous quarter and reaching almost exactly the same level […]

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City Sprint courier wins labour rights case


Lots of people who deliver ecommerce parcels for couriers do it on a price basis with a bounty paid per delivery. That means that they are classed as self-employed and don’t enjoy many of the rights an employed person is entitled to. It also means that multiple attempts at delivery, non-delivery and other problems are […]

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myHermes reduce signature requirements and lower costs

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myHermes have changed their signature requirements which should save you money and at the same time increase the rate of successful first time deliveries. From today items sent via myHermes and valued between £25.00 to £50.00 will no longer need a mandatory signature. This both enables the courier to leave in a safe place and […]

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Why are Royal Mail risking strikes with Pension renegotiations?

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It’s been a number of years since Royal Mail workers walked out en masse although it used to be pretty much a biennial event, generally every second year in the run up to Christmas. Now as Royal Mail announce a formal consultation on the company’s pension scheme the unions are rattling their sabres and threatening […]

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Royal Mail pension problems could lead to strikes


Royal Mail, and the two key unions that represent their workers, have entered into talks about pensions. Although currently in surplus, it seems that the Royal Mail pension fund will dry up in 2018. Couriers like MyHermes will be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of strikes by Royal Mail: nothing converts sellers […]

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UK Mail becomes a German mail company


Deutsche Post DHL Group completed the acquisition of UK Mail just before Christmas. UK Mail Group plc shares will be cancelled, the company’s Articles of Association amended and UK Mail’s operations will be added to the European parcel network of Deutsche Post DHL Group. DHL Parcel has been expanding its cross-border network since 2014 and […]

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Onbuy introduce commission only selling plan


We’ve heard loud and clear from Tamebay readers that, whilst they like the idea of an new competitor to eBay and Amazon, they don’t like the idea of supporting a site with a monthly fee while it’s growing. OnBuy have also heard you as they are introducing a new service tier to support smaller sellers […]

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