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By Dan Wilson April 24, 2017 - 11:53 pm

Download the 2017 Tamebay Guide

Download the Tamebay Guide 2017 today brought to you in collaboration with XSellco. You can bag a free copy of Tamebay's invaluable supplier guide for free and find out about dozens of vital tools and services that can help you develop your marketplaces business. Whether

Meet the company: Shopware

Deciding which platform to build your website on is one of the most crucial decisions an online business faces. Today we speak to Wiljo Krechting of Shopware to find out more about what they have to offer. Whilst Shopware is a fully featured solution suitable for

Are eBay having tech glitches this Sunday?

[Edited to add 12:45] Update, eBay tell us that the glitches are fixed and the site should be returning to normal. We're getting reports that some eBay users can't access the eBay home page, can't place bids, and can't get into the Seller pages on the

Recapping the major Magento Imagine 2017 announcements

JH build and design ecommerce sites that achieve more. The team attended the Magento Imagine event in Las Vegas recently and here they report the key developments from this important event. Early April, and we were off to the biggest Magento event on the calendar –

NAO estimates £1 – £1.5 billion per year unpaid tax from overseas sellers

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published the findings from their investigation into whether overseas sellers from outside the EU have been charging VAT on applicable sales in the UK. This has been an ongoing multi-year challenge for UK sellers facing increased competition from Chinese

Meet the company: SellerEngine

There are so many aspects to running a business on Amazon, sometimes it's hard to know where to turn for help. SellerEngine have an array of tools and services to fill any holes in your Amazon tools arsenal. From product sourcing to managing your Amazon business,

BuySend – From a Uni dorm to a 100,000 orders/mth business

I've just got off the phone with Paul Brown who's currently in Colombia. Paul and his childhood friend Dave Waters founded an eBay business from their university dorm. Their 10 year old business BuySend has grown to be one of the biggest eBay businesses in

eBay Car Challenge 2017 Restorers Revealed

eBay have selected the three winners of the eBay Car Challenge. The restorers will each receive £4,000 to spend on parts and accessories from eBay UK to complete their classic car restoration. With nearly two thousand entries (double the number of entries compared to 2016) competition

Flubit marketplace wins first sale just 25 seconds after launch

Flubit got their first sale as a full blown marketplace just 25 seconds after launching. Having been a consumer demand driven website for almost six years, Flubit transformed into a full UK marketplace on Wednesday last week. At launch they had over 1,500 registered sellers with

Meet the company: Bzar

There are a few of recurring questions we get at Tamebay HQ - "Where can I get someone to do my listings", "My account has been limited who can help me" and "I'm an existing business and know I need to embrace marketplaces, how do

Alix Midgley, Tandale Leather and InternetRetailing Expo

It's always interesting to meet Tamebay readers and hear their stories. One such retailer who popped by the Tamebay stand at the 2017 InternetRetailing Expo was Alix Midgley of Tandale Leather and she has been kind enough to share her thoughts and experiences from the

InternetRetailing Expo recap

If you didn't make it to this year's InternetRetailing Expo, you missed out so make sure that you book for next year. The conference agenda was as packed as ever and the party was... well it was a great party and what happens at IRX

Flubit to transform into a full marketplace today!

Flubit are to launch a fully fledged UK marketplace today. Sellers have long been wishing for a marketplace to compete with the two biggest UK players, and Flubit, having already built traction with both buyer and sellers, today launch a full marketplace with funding in

Amazon Business launches in the UK (Sign up to sell today)

Amazon have launched Amazon Business in the UK. Having already launched in the US and Germany, UK businesses can now sign up to make online purchases in a similar manner to consumers. In the first 12 months Amazon Business has generated over $1 billion in sales,

Meet the company: Brightpearl

Brightpearl is a company which do things a little differently to their competitors. Whilst there are many multichannel management companies, Brightpearl are unique with their focus on the retail sector with features such as iPad Point of Sale (POS), automated accounting and, coming in May,

New eBay Shop Fees now apply – Vouchers on the way

It's now April so the new eBay shop fees have kicked in and will be applied to your next eBay invoice. A Basic eBay shop will now cost £25/month, £69/month for a Featured shop and if you have an Anchor shop then your subscription fees

Last call to register for InternetRetailing & eDelivery Expos

InternetRetailing Expo is just one week away and this time next week will be in full swing. There will be 8 free conferences; expert led one-to-one clinics, workshops and interactive learning in the Digital Payments Theatre, Omnichannel Theatre and Jiangsu Pavilion. eDelivery Expo runs alongside InternetRetailing

eBay Restoration Live returns to the 2017 Silverstone Classic

eBay Restoration Live is coming back to the 2017 Silverstone Classic. The Classic draws crowds of more than 100,000 and eBay Restoration Live is located in the busy JET Village Green area. At it's debut at last year's Silverstone Classic, eBay Restoration Live proved to be

Amazon’s Souq.com acquisition is confirmed

The Amazon acquisition of Souq.com we reported on last week has been confirmed. The deal is expected to be completed later the year subject to the usual regulatory checks although the price-tag has not been revealed. The general rumour consensus seems to be $650m has

Meet the company: Pricesearcher

Would you like more traffic to your website? Today we talk to Pricesearcher, a relatively new service which can give you just that. And what's more Pricesearcher is free to use for both retailers and consumers. Pricesearcher believe retailers and sellers of all sizes should have