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Industry Insiders News

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 May 18, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Ambitious plans from StubHub to expand its offerings

We all know StubHub as a ticket marketplace operating in 48 countries that sells a ticket just about every second or so. But it looks like they're looking to expand into a variety of new entertainment arenas and to help them achieve that they're making

The next Amazon fulfilment centre will be in Tucson, Arizona

More expansion news from Amazon. It has announced plans to open its first Amazon fulfilment centre (FC) in Tucson, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with what it describes as competitive hourly wage and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare and stock options. It's not their first

Royal Mail shares dip after full year results released

Royal Mail shares slipped by just under 5% this morning following the release of their results for the full year ended 25 March 2018. Adjusted operating profit was down 2.5% to £694 million, although they saw a 2% increase in revenues. Royal Mail say that

Amazon to open a sixth Ohio fulfilment centre

Amazon.com has announced plans to open its sixth Ohio fulfilment centre in West Jefferson, which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions by the end of 2019. In addition to the company’s fulfilment centres that are currently operating in Etna and Obetz, Amazon will launch

Alibaba’s Ant Pay seeks $10bn in funding

Alibaba's payments division, Ant Pay, is looking to raise some serious money in the next week or so. It apparently wants to bag $10 billion in the next few days and the likes of the Carlyle Group and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are

Rob Gittins is the new Palletways UK MD

A major freight network has announced that an insider has been promoted and appointed as Managing Director of Palletways UK. Rob Gittens will be the new UK MD with immediate effect. He brings 34 years of experience in the logistics industry with him. He joined

Twitter urge users to change passwords after internal bug

Twitter is suggesting that users of the social media service change their passwords due to a security bug. The trouble with this is that many users are likely to use the same password for multiple accounts which will mean changing them all... and of course

Amazon shareholders call for Jeff Bezos to step aside as board chair

A group representing the interests of Amazon shareholders has called on Jeff Bezos to step aside as chair of the Amazon board calling the holding of the same roles a "conflict of interest". It's not clear exactly how many shareholders are represented in this action

eBay US customer service now available in Spanish

Amazingly there is no official language in the US, although predominantly English is the language of government but in some States it's customary for bilingual documents in English and Spanish. With well over 40 million native Spanish speakers in the US, more people speak Spanish

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