Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
As 2018 draws to a close it’s time to say Merry Christmas as the festive holiday gives online sellers a few days downtime after the busy fourth quarter. It’s also a time to reflect, start looking forward to 2019, and plan for the year ahead.
Whether you’re shutting down your operations for Christmas or staying open to take advantage of the ever busier Christmas day and Boxing day sales, hopefully you’ll at least be taking the bank holidays off and take time to relax with family and friends.
The editorial team at Tamebay will be taking a break over the Christmas period. Although we’ll be checking in from time to time we’ll be spending time with our friends and families with normal service to be resumed in January after the New Year bank holiday.
Here at Tamebay we are a mixed bag of religions and, recognise that this is also reflected in our readership… so whether you are celebrating a Christian Christmas, Jewish Hanukkah, Pagan Yule, Japanese Omisoka or simply enjoying a secular festival, we’d like to sincerely with you a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.
Farewell to 2018
2018 has been a year full of uncertainty with world events and not least Brexit being top of the ecommerce agenda for discussion. We are still no closer to understanding what Brexit will bring both in the way of challenges and opportunities. However, notwithstanding potential customs and shipping hurdles, perhaps ecommerce is one area where technology both from marketplaces and third-party service providers can smooth the way, just as they already do make it simple to trade with the rest of the world outside the EU.
Tamebay Events for 2019
Tamebay Editors Marketplaces Webinar
To start preparing for 2019, we will be holding a webinar – The future of marketplaces: Search, Virtual Assistants & Artificial Intelligence on the 23rd of January which will look at eBay, Amazon, Google and Etsy, how trading on marketplaces changed in 2018 and how to maximise on the opportunities in 2019. Register here to attend.
Overseas marketplaces webinar
A week before we are hosting another webinar Using overseas marketplaces to best effect which will specifically examine choosing marketplaces best suited to your product range and how to accelerate the onboarding process – a must for any retailer looking beyond the EU and possible ramifications of Brexit. Register here to attend.
The Ecommerce Cup
Looking forward to the balmy days of summer, we’ve already announced the annual Ecommerce Cup 5-a-side football tournament will be returning on the 13th of June. This hotly contested tournament is a great opportunity to meet customers, suppliers and marketplace and network with industry peers. Register to enter a team.
Tamebay Guide 2019
2019 will undoubtedly be a year of immense change in Europe regardless of the shape of Brexit and, with their reputation for agile nimbleness we have every expectation that ecommerce retailer will prosper. However, we know that new tools and resources will be needed and Tamebay are already compiling the Tamebay Guide 2019 – a compendium of tools and services on offer to the Ecommerce industry. If you are a supplier to ecommerce merchants please get in touch to be listed in the Tamebay Guide 2019, or if you have a favourite ecommerce tool let us know so that we can include it.
Have a very merry Christmas and a well deserved break and we wish you a very prosperous 2019.