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A channel for those who work on the marketplaces on which the merchants and retailers are trading. Includes news as well as updates on product launches and services.
By Dan Wilson November 12, 2018 - 12:59 pm

Changes at the top table of Royal Mail

Keith Williams, currently chair of the audit & risk committee, has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of Royal Mail with immediate effect. They say that Keith is increasing his commitment to Royal Mail and he is in the process of reviewing his external commitments and

A second Amazon 4-star shop set to open in Colorado

Amazon says it will be opening its second 4-star outlet in the United States. The first one opened for business in Berkeley, California, as we reported here, and the new and second 4-star store will be located in Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree, Colorado, and

Amazon ‘biggest ever’ Black Friday sale to last as long as 2017’s

Amazon announced this week its 'biggest ever' Black Friday sale - but a closer look suggests that they haven't changed much. The marketplace says that its Amazon UK promotional event will run from November 16 until November 25, reflecting the continuation of the 10-day Black Friday

Acquia and BigCommerce say partnership will accelerate content for commerce initiatives

Acquia and Bigcommerce have announced a new partnership to help merchants develop and launch online ecommerce solutions with effective, on-brand customer experiences. They say that this partnership will enable fast-growing brands to take advantage of industry-leading ecommerce solutions with world-class open source content management. They note

Whistl appoints Director of Business Development at Parcelhub

Whistl has appointed a new director of Business Development at Parcelhub. Whistl is known as a delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media, Fulfilment and Parcels and has announced the appointment of James Hayes as the new Director of Business Development at

A new Amazon fulfilment centre is to open in California

A new Amazon fulfilment centre will be opening in California and they say that the new facility in Beaumont will create more than 1000 full-time jobs. This site will join Amazon’s other Inland Empire fulfilment facilities in Eastvale, Moreno Valley, Redlands, Rialto, Riverside and San

AmazonSmile has donated $100 million to good causes

Amazon has announced that the company has donated more than $100 million to charitable organisations through the AmazonSmile programme. If you don't know, AmazonSmile is a way for shoppers to support their favourite charity every time they shop with Amazon, at no extra cost. Customers who

Western Union and Amazon to launch new way to pay

Payments processor Western Union has announced it is has been engaged by Amazon to launch a new payment option that allows international shoppers to pay in person, in local currency where available, for their online purchases. Western Union’s money movement platform will power a new payment

eBay shares bounce after better results than PayPal suggested

eBay shares shot up around 5% immediately they released their third quarter earnings. Despite previous best friend PayPal citing a 'softness' in their eBay business and suggesting eBay revenues only grew 3%, eBay unveiled a 6% revenue growth to $2.649 billion and net income of