What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Sasha Fedorenko February 15, 2019 - 2:28 pm

Austria opens Amazon antitrust probe over sellers discrimination

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority (BWB) has launched an Amazon antitrust probe over alleged abuse of their dominant position in the country to discriminate against sellers on their marketplace. The investigation aims to examine Amazon's 'dual role' as a retailer and marketplace platform for allegedly violating competition

AliExpress see a Turkish merchant expand their offering to 90 countries

AliExpress, an online marketplace of Alibaba saw a Turkish merchant expand their offering to 90 countries. AliExpress saw Turkish small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) reach the global arena. One of the largest Turkish fashion brands, Trendyol which recently started selling on the marketplace saw an international

1st Class Royal Mail delivery target missed for 6th consecutive quarter

For the sixth consecutive quarter, the Royal Mail delivery target for 1st Class mail has been missed. The regulator's target is for 93% of First Class mail to be delivered the next working day. Royal Mail achieved 91.3% of First Class mail delivered the next

Meet the retailer: Sam Turner and Sons

How can traditional family businesses manage the change in the digital world? We spoke to Charlie Turner, director of Sam Turner and Sons, a family business built on family values and traditions fundament with ecommerce twist. Speaking to Tamebay, Charlie Turner, director of Sam Turner told us

New Amazon fee changes to take effect this week

New Amazon fee changes will take effect in the US tomorrow. Amazon say that certain fulfilment fees will be increasing and storage and referral feels will go down in price. The marketplace announced the news in their Amazon seller central forum. Amazon say that storage fees will take effect

IKEA marketplace under consideration

IKEA is considering launching their own marketplace to sell their own products and other company’s goods. The marketplace would sell products from IKEA and other retailers not just limited to furniture but also a range of home related products such as art and DIY. We already know

PayPal Malaysia to shut down operations centre in April 2019

The PayPal Malaysia operations centre is set to close down in April 2018 in a bid to "best meet the evolving demands of our customers." The marketplace said that the closure will "not affect" PayPal's operations in the market. They said that consumers can "continue to

BigCommerce Asia launches with new director

BigCommerce have announced that Dene Schonknecht has joined the company as its first-ever director of Asia. With more than 20 years experience in the ecommerce industry, Dene Schonknecht will lead growth for the BigCommerce Asia region, including day-to-day management of the company’s newly-opened office in

Just 45 days left to Brexit scheduled date

Today marks just 45 days, a month and a half, until the 29th of March, the Brexit scheduled date when the UK is due to leave the EU. Currently we appear no closer to knowing what our trading relationship with the EU will be, or indeed

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