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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 Sasha Fedorenko July 16, 2019 - 10:39 am

eBay Small Business of the Year finalists to compete for the Grand Prize

eBay.com have announced eight eBay Small Business of the Year finalists which will compete for the Grand Prize. eBay say the Shine Awards for Small Business, sponsored by Intuit Quickbooks®, celebrates the most inspiring small businesses and entrepreneurs on eBay. From the eight winners, eBay selected,

Amazon Upskilling 2025 pledge to put 100k US employees in jobs

Amazon today pledged to upskill 100,000 of their employees across the United States, dedicating over $700 million to provide people with training to support their employment within or outside of Amazon. The move will see Amazon supporting their employees to find in-demand jobs across their corporate

The history of Prime Day celebrating Amazon’s birthday

On the 5th of July July 1994, Jeff Bezos incorporated a company in Washington State with the name Cadabra (Abracadabra?). He later changed the name to Amazon a few months later, after a lawyer misheard its original name as "cadaver". It was a year later

Amazon Prime Day deals 2019

Amazon today announced Amazon Prime Day deals 2019. Amazon Prime Day kicks off Monday, 15th July at 12 am PT / 3am ET and runs for two full days, with new deals launching as often as every five minutes, with more than a million deals

eBay welcomes Jordan Sweetnam to lead the marketplace in Americas

eBay have announced the expansion of the marketplace's team with the return of Jordan Sweetnam to eBay as senior vice president and general manager of America's market. Jordan will be based in San Jose and report to Jay Lee, senior vice president and general manager of

eBay outlet launch to offer eBay Crash Sale discounts

eBay.com have announced the launch of eBay Summer Brand Outlet featuring steep discounts on popular brands. The move will see eBay Crash Sale offering complimentary "hot deals" on popular brands including Dyson, Samsung, adidas, Michael Kors and more to attract shoppers' attention. eBay say the outlet is

ICO intends £183m GDPR fine for British Airways

ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is a massive fine and one of the first which can be up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover.

UK Amazon permanent workforce to grow by 2k to 29.5k in 2019

By the end for 2019, the Amazon permanent workforce will number more than 29,500 employees by the end of the year following their announcement that they will offer 2,000 new employees jobs at the company. The roles, which are available to people with a broad range

Amazon Canada expands same-day delivery to Calgary ahead of Prime Day

Amazon Canada have announced the introduction of Prime same-day delivery in Calgary ahead of Prime Day. The launch of this service in Calgary makes it the third Canadian city to enjoy the benefits of accelerating delivery promise, seven days a week, including Sunday. The move will