What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Dan Wilson April 23, 2018 - 5:03 pm

SMEs in Australia should look to China for increased sales

SMEs in Australia and, especially Australian merchants on marketplaces, should look to China for growth according to a new report from Australia Post. In a report called Small Business Exporting, they look at the overseas opportunity for SMEs in Australia. Surprisingly only 27% of Australian small

Pitney Bowes Shipping APIs integrated in ChannelAdvisor

Pitney Bowes have announced a strategic relationship with ChannelAdvisor, a leading provider of cloud-based ecommerce solutions. ChannelAdvisor has fully integrated Pitney Bowes Shipping APIs into its new shipping management suite. If you're a ChannelAdvisor client, their shipping management suite can use the Pitney Bowes’ Complete Shipping

Rarewaves wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Marketplace retailer Rarewaves have been awarded the coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise, the highest accolade for UK businesses. The award in the 'Enterprise in the International Trade' category earned them a mention in the London Gazette, the UK’s official public record which traces it's records back

Is Wetherspoons right to ditch social media?

Last week British pub chain giant JD Wetherspoons announced it would be removing itself from social media. With immediate effect they closed their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts saying that future announcements would be made via their official website and in their own magazine. Surely

Ecommerce in Switzerland was worth €5.27 billion in 2017

The ecommerce industry in Switzerland grew by 8.7% in 2017 and totalled 6.25bn Swiss francs, or €5.27 billion. In 2018 further growth of 10% is predicted, meaning ecommerce in Switzerland will be worth nearly €7bn this year. The country, for reference, has a population of

Sainsbury’s pilot UK’s 1st grocery delivery service by electric cargo bikes

Sainsbury's have launched the UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike. The company is trialling a fleet of five zero emission electric cargo bikes which will service South London from the company’s Streatham Common store. The bikes will deliver up to 100 orders

Amazon Bitcoin tracking patent has wider implications

An Amazon Bitcoin tracking patent has been granted, which describes tracking multiple datastreams, combining them and then selling the rich data produced. It specifically mentions Bitcoin which was designed to be untracked and anonymous. Amazon suggest that each time a Bitcoin transaction takes place, the data

SmugMug acquires Yahoo! owned Flickr

SmugMug have bought Flickr from Yahoo! and AOL merger Oath, where it has languished for well over a decade. Flickr was once the go to place to host your photos online, used by amateur and professional photographers alike. It's unlikely that you host your ecommerce

ChannelAdvisor updates platform to add new business functionality

ChannelAdvisor have announced their latest update with a raft of new platform capabilities to help customers have more control over key marketing, selling and fulfilling practices in their businesses. “We want to equip sellers so they can quickly and proactively respond to market changes without losing

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