What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Chris Dawson December 3, 2021 - 10:02 am

Buy Box Experts acquire InterCultural Elements

Founded in 2007 by Anja and Scott Galvao, InterCultural Elements, a German-based international expansion firm that supports brands with cross-border trade, have announced that the business has been acquired by Buy Box Experts, a performance marketing agency supporting brands on the Amazon marketplace. Buy Box Experts

Using WhatsApp’s free business tools to grow your businesses

WhatsApp and Enterprise Nation have announced a partnership to educate and support small businesses in the UK on how to connect with customers and grow their businesses using WhatsApp’s free business tools. WhatsApp is the world’s most popular private messaging service, with over 2

Rural areas top shoppers on Black Friday

Royal Mail has revealed the top ten areas where shoppers made the most online purchases over the course of Black Friday weekend this year and it's the rural areas that were most likely to log on to the Internet to buy. Savvy shoppers in Shetland

HS2022: The next challenge for cross-border ecommerce

Parcel shipments will be delayed at customs if postal operators, carriers and their customers are not prepared for the arrival of Harmonised System 2022, according to a cross-border data specialist. In a month’s time, on January 1st 2022, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) will implement the

Scurri research: UK retailers seriously concerned about festive season

Scurri, the software provider that connects and optimises the ecommerce ordering, shipping, and delivery process has released the results of its nationwide representative B2B survey among 350 retailers across the entire UK. The findings reveal the level of key concern felt by retailers leading up

Record breaking $2.9 billion in Shopify Black Friday sales

Shopify have announced a record breaking Black Friday with sales of nearly $2.9 billion from independent and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, representing a 21% increase over Black Friday in 2020. Together, merchants on Shopify generated peak sales of nearly $3.1 million per minute at 12:02 PM EST

Tamebay Black Friday Speed Test 2021

The annual Tamebay 2021 Black Friday Speed Test is underway. To test the resilience of deliveries over the Black Friday period, at 9.30am this morning we placed 15 orders split across the largest three UK general marketplaces - Amazon, eBay and OnBuy, and will be

Brits start Christmas shopping early fearing supply chain & cross-border issues

Brits are Christmas shopping early this year, as consumers brace themselves for a winter of delivery delays and border hold-ups, according to new research from Avalara, as they publish their Holiday Readiness Guide. Just over half (51%) of British shoppers are planning to start their Christmas

Black Friday challenges faced by retailers

Mark Elward, CCO of Huboo, shares a preview of what retailers and ecommerce merchants can expect from Black Friday challenges: As a fulfilment technology provider with 1,400 clients across the UK, Netherlands and Spain, our customers are taking a mixed approach to Black Friday, bespoke to

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