What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Chris Dawson December 11, 2017 - 10:15 am

Alibaba’s Car Vending Machine due to launch next year

Alibaba’s Tmall e-commerce platform is offering select customers a chance to take out cars they’re thinking of buying for a three-day spin. Tmall said it’s opening two “Super Test-Drive Centers,” one in Shanghai and one in Nanjing, as a prelude to the online-offline experience customers will

Alibaba to invest $200 million in India’s biggest online grocery concern BigBasket

According to reports, Alibaba plans to invest about $200 million in India’s largest online supermarket, BigBasket as part of a $280 million funding round in the startup. Apparently Alibaba will be taking a stake of about 25% in Bigbasket according to Bloomberg. Previously, Amazon had reportedly

Etsy CEO Josh Silverman talks up the changes to search

As we’ve mentioned before, Etsy is going through a period of transition. The crafts and vintage marketplace is keen to define its role clearly in the ecommerce world. And in this new video from Etsy CEO Josh Silverman, there’s lots of interesting insight into how

Amazon Treasure Truck in London and Manchester today (Saturday)

If you're in London or Manchester this Saturday then keep a look out for the Amazon Treasure Truck which visits the two cities for the first time. The first Treasure Truck limited-quantity offer is the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, for £69.99 (currently selling

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst Europe 2018 registrations open

ChannelAdvisor's superb Catalyst Europe 2018 conference is returning to London in 2018 and will be held on the 9th of May at the Intercontinental O2, London. Catalyst is an educational ecommerce conference and can mean many things to many people — it’s all about what you

OnBuy Christmas Offer – Free fees in 2018

OnBuy are offering sellers an early Christmas present. Sign up by the end of December and you'll get the whole of 2018 subscription fee free. OnBuy Christmas Offer OnBuy sellers normally pay a subscription fee of £19 a month, but this is being reduced to zero as

Walmart is winning online but struggling with fulfilment

Walmart in the United States had a hugely successful Cyber Weekend with a growth in popularity and purchases from the retail giant online during the retail feeding frenzy after Thanksgiving. But such was demand that there was something of a backlog and delays in delivery but

Amazon Australia, eBay contact details in listings and Brexit. #tamebayTV

Welcome back to our weekly video news round-ups for Tamebay TV where we precis the biggest stories when it comes to ecommerce, marketplace selling and online SMEs with a quick turn on YouTube. And, needless to say, there has been a great deal going on

Australian marketplaces Catch and Lux do swapsie deal

In the same week that Amazon launch in Australia, Catch and Lux, two well established Australian marketplaces have joined forces to exchange assets in a deal to benefit both businesses in their respective areas of expertise allowing them to play to their strengths for the

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