Tag: Rakuten

New Rakuten.co.uk Terms and Conditions

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As you will likely know, Rakuten.co.uk declared it would be shutting up shop some months ago. But it looks like there is one last gasp and attempt at reinvention. The marketplace element has already been scrapped but the platform will still be populated by affiliated suppliers, it seems and buyers will have the opportunity to […]

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tamebayTV news round up 17/6/16 Rakuten, PayPal and GS1

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Here’s another one of our weekly video round-ups. Tips include the fall of Rakuten, Apple Pay and other upcoming events. (If you can’t see the video above, you can find it on YouTube here. And to see more video content from Tamebay, check out the tamebayTV channel.) Here are the stories I reference in the […]

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Tamebay Comment: The fall of Rakuten and why we need a third big player

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The announcement that Rakuten UK will be closing wasn’t a surprise but it did come out of the blue last week. Their new proposition never resonated with sellers and the new branding was bewildering to buyers. What was Rakuten? They didn’t answer that question. They also managed successfully to alienate those play.com merchants who were […]

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Rakuten to close in Spain and Austria as well as UK

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As we reported earlier this afternoon. Rakuten will be closing its operations in the UK from August. But it looks like there will be a greater reduction of service in Europe with the closure of Rakuten marketplaces in Spain and Austria too. Austrian users will be able to use the German site. In a press […]

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Rakuten UK marketplace is closing down

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In rather surprising news, it seems that Rakuten is closing down its UK operation in August. In an email to partners, Patrick Kelly, UK Marketplace Country Manager writes: “We regret to inform you that following a strategic review of its operations in Europe, Rakuten has decided to consider plans to close Rakuten.co.uk at the end […]

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Why you should sign up for Rakuten marketplace today

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Rakuten, the revamped Play.com platform, has had a new team put in place to support UK retailers wanting to sell on the platform. We know there were significant teething problems when Rakuten.co.uk initially launched in the UK, but over the past month we’ve been talking to the Rakuten guys and they’ve assured us that these […]

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Rakuten launching deliveries to real customers by drone

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Rakuten have stolen a march on their western competitors with the announcement of drone deliveries to actual customers, albeit limited to those playing on a golf course where there are no annoying buildings in the way and a limited number of pedestrians and vehicles. From the 9th of May, the new “Sora Raku” service will […]

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Seller Dynamics expansion focus on Rakuten

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Seller Dynamics have extended their online marketplace management service to support eight Rakuten sites. Rakuten sites in the UK, Germany, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore & Taiwan are now supported giving retailers a series of new sales opportunities biased toward the east. The additions complement the existing support already in place for the various Amazon, […]

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New: Tradebox Accountancy Integration for Rakuten.co.uk

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Tradebox have been delivering software solutions to online retailers across the UK for over a decade. From its inception, Tradebox software has successfully integrated with online marketplaces eBay and Amazon and have now released integration with the UK’s 3rd largest marketplace, Rakuten.co.uk. Founded in Tokyo in 1997, Rakuten is Japan’s largest online marketplace and currently […]

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Cross Border Trade: Up-and-coming markets

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Welcome to the fourth article in Intercultural Elements (ICE) series aimed at helping retailers expand their online sales abroad. We have already published the introduction, Cross Border Trade: The first steps are knowing where to go and Amazon Piggybacking. Today ICE look at where you should set your sights for further expansion with Amazon’s international […]

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