What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Dan Wilson February 15, 2017 - 11:39 pm

Etsy clarifies its Homemade Policy

Etsy will soon be requiring sellers to disclose the manufacturers of the goods they sell on the crafts, retro and quirky marketplace. There are no changes to what you are allowed to sell but they will be requiring greater transparency on who made the items

LVMH’s Tag Heuer launch on Alibaba’s TMall

Premier watch brand, Tag Heuer, has launched a flagship store on, becoming the fifth brand owned by luxury goods giant LVMH to set up shop on Alibaba. Other LVMH flagship stores on Tmall are cosmetics brands Make Up For Ever and Guerlain, beauty brands

Why it is (almost) impossible to sell wine online in Europe

Alan Rhode, co-founder at London based firm Taxmen, looks at the tax regulations and why they make it very difficult for merchants to sell booze cross border in the EU. European online stores of beer, wine and other alcohol products often complain about how difficult is

When do I have to register for VAT?

Registering for VAT is something that most businesses have to do as they grow, some, whose businesses contract, may also be able to de-register for VAT. Over the next few weeks we're going to be taking a closer look at VAT, the different schemes that are

Weather disruption causing delays on the US Eastern Seaboard area

Severe wintery weather in the East of the USA are causing some delays for delivery firms. States that seem to affected include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. On the other side of the country, in Oregon and Washington

Take part in a marketplaces survey and perhaps win an Apple Watch

Internet Retailing and Volo are conducting a survey in order to better understand how retailers and small businesses use online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. You can find the survey here. With over 40% of consumer retail traffic going to eBay and Amazon, and marketplaces

Amazon and PayPal in talks, Amazon’s freight hub and the new Tamebay website [video]

Our new video looks at Amazon expansion plans especially the massive new development of a freight hub in Kentucky and also plans for cargo ships between China and the USA. It also looks at  PayPal's talks with Amazon and the launch of the new Tamebay  website

The Top 5 Ecommerce Markets in the World (Infographic)

If you're planning to expand internationally, it makes sense to attack the countries with the biggest ecommerce shares and know what matters to shoppers in those countries. Lengow have researched the numbers and revealed that the ecommerce market rankings are now led by China followed

More XSellco functions are available with Linnworks

From February 7th Linnworks customers will be able to utilise three XSellco Fusion applications from within their account. The two companies have been working together since April 2016. #XSellco and #Linnworks have teamed up to offer Fusion, the Help Desk solution for online retailers, Price Manager the