What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Chris Dawson July 10, 2020 - 10:00 am

Closing the gap between delivery and returns

"Retailers often recognise the important of delivery with a sharp focus building in the last 10 years. However, returns have largely been neglected. It’s important for businesses to close the gap between delivery and returns and create a seamless full circle experience", says Bobbie Ttooulis,

UK Ecommerce needs to prepare for EU border checks from January 2021

Cross-border ecommerce retailers in the UK have been warned that full border checks will be imposed on any goods entering the EU from the 1st of January next year. With the ongoing impact from the coronavirus pandemic, and the biggest recession in history about to hit

Millennials dropped environmental considerations & doubled deliveries during lockdown

Millennials have become online “super buyers” during the COVID-19 lockdown and are receiving an average of 50% more deliveries every week than the over-55s, a new survey of 2,000 consumers has revealed. Despite being vocal supporters of environmental sustainability, millennials received an average of seven

Multiple Channels Means Multiple Options (for sellers as well as buyers)

We recently published a white paper focusing on how to build, grow and industrialise ecommerce, but there has to be a start point and for many a catalyst to embrace multiple channels was the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and shut down of their offline

Cracking the SME returns challenge webinar PLUS exclusive preview of GFS Global Returns Pro

The returns challenge costs UK retailers a whopping £60bn a year, and while ecommerce continues to grow at around 20% each year, this trend has only been accelerated by Coronavirus as lockdown has left shoppers with no choice but to buy online. With Returns rates

E-exporting skills webinar with eBay VP, DIT and Sec State for International Trade

eBay are to hold a webinar with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) on the 16th of July starting at 2.30pm, to help sellers learn more about powering up their e-exporting skills. Rob Hattrell, Vice President eBay UK and the Secretary of State for International

How to stop nearly four in ten UK shoppers abandon a purchase weekly

Four in ten UK shoppers (38%) abandon a purchase at least once a week and with a fifth (21%) claim they dump their basket even more regularly, according to new research by Klarna and BigCommerce. With the UK heading towards a recession they point out

The fast changing landscape of ecommerce 2020 Webinar

'The fast changing landscape of ecommerce 2020; what it's taught us & why it makes sense to consider expanding cross-border now' is the title of a webinar being held by the DIT on the 29th of July at 10am. It will look back at the

Adaptability is key says 160 year old British manufacturer Charles Bentley

In 1860 Charles Bentley sold his first broomstick and today the Loughborough family business that carries his name has had to adapt massively during the coronavirus pandemic. Adaptability has been key to the firm’s 160-year success but perhaps never more than during the past few

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