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By Dan Wilson May 25, 2017 - 1:17 am

eBay under fire again in media regarding Buyer Fraud

We're all familiar with the eBay issues regarding Buyer Fraud. It takes a few familiar forms. The buyer claims an item hasn't arrived and wants a refund and the item isn't tracked. Or perhaps the buyer claims that the item hasn't arrived (when it has

Tesco Now launches 1-hour London deliveries

Tesco is launching one-hour deliveries in a pilot program in central London (Zones 1 and 2). Up to 20 instore products such as bread, fruit and veg, meat, frozen produce and (you'll be grateful if you've ever run out) even loo roll. The trademark 'Tesco

Phil Spencer promotes eBay for home move essentials

eBay have revamped the eBay Home Move Hub and, if you sell in relevant categories, you'll be pleased to discover that they've moved from the curated selection of goods that they displayed when we wrote about it in April, to a much broader search based

Amazon Channels now available in UK and Germany

The content offering now available to Amazon Prime users in the UK and Germany has increased. The new Amazon Channels service means some TV channels will be available to Amazon subscribers for an additional fee but outside of the usual bundle charges. This page on

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What could you be saving on international currency exchange?

These have been turbulent times in the realm of currency rate fluctuations. Whether it's the concern and uncertainty of Brexit, turbulence related to various elections (especially that of President Trump), or those in Europe (UK, France and Germany this year) there has been a lot

Amazon Prime launches more content perks for subscribers

Jeff Bezos is on the record as saying that he wants not having an Amazon Prime membership to be an "irresponsible" choice. That's why the company is often upping the offering and the latest enhancement in the UK is Amazon Reading. The new features mean that Prime

Walmart online sales jump 63% year on year

US retailer Walmart, who also run a successful marketplace service for third-party sellers, has reported stunning results for the first quarter of 2017. The period saw a 63% leap in online sales over the period year on year. The total value of sales increased 69%

Alibaba reports revenues are up 60% year on year

Alibaba has reported excellent results for the first quarter of 2017 and the full year to the end of March. The company reported revenue of RMB38,579 million (US$5,605 million), that's an increase of 60% year-on-year. The number of active buyers the Chinese retail marketplaces reached