What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Chris Dawson August 14, 2018 - 11:41 am

Can you afford not to engage with Amazon?

If you listen to many retailers and of course President Trump, you'd think that Amazon ruled the world of retail and already had everything sewn up. That isn't actually the case, but retailers still need to consider how they are going to engage with Amazon

Booksellers demand Amazon Tax “quickly”

A trade association with a long history criticising Amazon has weighed into the debate as to whether the UK should introduce a specific tax on online sales - dubbed as the 'Amazon Tax' - as suggested by the UK finance minister, the Chancellor of the

Ticketmaster to close ticket resale sites GetMeIn and Seatwave and open exchange site

Ticketmaster has announced today that it will be shutting down the ticket resale sites GetMeIn and Seatwave this year. However, fans will still be able to sell tickets using a new 'exchange service'. From this week (Monday 13th August) no new events will be added to

Black Friday 2018 preparations already underway, say 62% of online retailers

It might seem a long way off, especially when we haven't already enjoyed the August bank holiday, but the majority of online retailers are already planning for Black Friday 2018. It's coming up later in the year on November 23rd. How advanced are your own

Why online retailers must attend LinnAcademy 2018

With LinnAcademy 2018 taking place at The Vox Centre in Birmingham on the 12th September this year, I spoke to Gabrielle Gant from Linnworks to find out what retailers should expect from the event and why you can't afford to miss out this year. We've also

eBay seller release, Amazon Tax and summer weather #tamebaytv [video]

Welcome to the latest video from #TamebayTV: one of our weekly YouTube updates and this week we look at a variety of stories including the latest announcements from eBay in their autumn seller release and the UK government's proposal for an online sales tax, dubbed

The UK government wants an international ‘Amazon Tax’ on online sales

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the finance minister for the UK, has indicated that the British government is in favour of an 'Amazon tax' and will seek international agreements to secure one to protect 'traditional' retail. You can read his full interview on Sky here but

Amazon Alexa is heading to Mexico

It has been announced that Amazon Alexa enabled devices will be launching for Mexico soon. This is the first foray of the technology into Latin America which is a significant strategic opportunity for Amazon. The Echo device will be available for the Mexican market later

Focus on Ecommerce in Vietnam

In the eyes of many investors, Vietnam is one of the most attractive ecommerce markets in the region. With a stunning 33% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) over the past couple of years, Vietnam ranks among the highest eCommerce growth in the region. Frost &