What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Chris Dawson July 21, 2017 - 7:36 pm

Alibaba win civil case against fake cat food seller

Alibaba have announced that a seller accused of selling counterfeit cat food on their marketplace has been found guilty. The defendant has been ordered to pay Alibaba Taobao marketplace RMB 120,000 in damages (somewhat less than the RMB 2.67 million they sued for but the case

Etsy to include postage on prices shown on search pages

Crafts and vintage marketplace Etsy is conducting a test that will see additional postage fees included in the price displayed in search and marked as 'Shipping included' Etsy say of the experiment: "Buyers tell us that unexpected shipping costs are a major barrier to purchase. They

ASA to crack down on gender stereotypes in ads

The ASA has released a new report titled Depictions, Perceptions and Harm, following a major review into gender stereotyping in advertising. Whilst it is largely aimed at TV and poster advertising it's worth remembering that your website and product pages as well as marketplace listings

Government proposes compulsory ‘collect in person’ for knives bought online

The UK Government is proposing and consulting on a proposed law that will make it compulsory for people buying knives online to collect the blade in person and provide ID, it has been reported. Currently is illegal to sell a blade of more than three

Toyseek UK marketplace to launch September 2017

Gameseek's website says that over 100 retailers and individuals have registered to sell on the new Gameseek marketplace which we announced in May this year. Now they're preparing to launch a brand new online marketplace called due to go live on September 2017 in

Peoplevox now a Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program

Peoplevox have been selected as the first one of first members of the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program. Shopify say that "Unfortunately, high-volume merchants are especially susceptible to choosing the wrong technology partners" and explain this is "because to maintain momentum, high-growth merchants often require unique

Pay now to save later on IT equipment

Just about everyone I know that has owned an iPhone has had a cracked screen at some time or another. The same is true although (in my experience) to a lesser extent with other types of smartphone. Tablets aren't immune to cracked screens either and

Why selling cross-border is growing faster than ecommerce in general

Research from Forrester shows that cross border trade globally will grow much more strongly than domestic trade in the UK, US and EU over the next ten years. The report reveals that cross-border sales will grow 17% between 2017 and 2022, compared with just 12%

Introducing the PayPal Global Sellers scheme with Webinterpret

Sometimes an offer comes along that looks astonishingly attractive and Paypal Global Sellers, which they've launched in conjunction with Webinterpret, does almost seem too good to be true. The offer is decent: PayPal and WebInterpret say they can get your webstore ready for international sales,

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