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Marketplaces

The past, present and future for online marketplaces; from the first sale made to the success they are today. Learn from what's been and understand what's to come.  If you’re looking for a UK marketplace, why not check out OnBuy.com?
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By Chris Dawson October 19, 2021 - 7:32 pm

Alibaba Online Trade Show Autumn

Alibaba have announced their Online Trade Show Autumn, which runs from the 18th to 31st of October 2021. The trade show is the 34th virtual trade show that Alibaba has hosted since the start of the global health crisis, which have resulted in a combined

AliExpress partners with Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao

According to reports, AliExpress have teamed up with Cainiao, Alibaba's logistics arm to provide more delivery solutions ahead of their 11.11 global shopping event. The solutions which include domestic selection warehouses, automated sorting centers, overseas warehouses, increased weekly chartered flights, as well as last mile

High-risk food supplements – New Amazon safety requirements

Amazon are clamping down on the sale of food supplements and will start mandating safety and compliance documents from all vendors and selling partners of food supplements that are determined to be high risk from a customer safety perspective. The new requirements will kick in

Amazon mull UK Merchant Shop Click & Collect

We recently wrote that Amazon are surveying merchants as they consider the possibility of click & collect services from physical shops in France. They are now carrying out a similar UK Merchant Shop Click & Collect survey. This is a really interesting development for retailers and

Constellation acquires CarNext to create Europe’s biggest used car marketplace

Constellation Automotive Group have acquired CarNext in a partnership that will create Europe's biggest used car marketplace, selling more than 2.5 million cars annually for a GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) of €21bn. These marketplaces are supported by the most extensive and integrated data and technology infrastructure,

Carrier and tracking information for shipping to Amazon FBA

Amazon have have updated their policy regarding carrier and tracking information when shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses. From the 1st of November 2021, FBA sellers will be required to enter the carrier name and tracking numbers (if your carrier provides them) when you create a

Taobao App becomes more silver surfer friendly

A new version of the Taobao app that makes shopping more accessible for senior users has been rolled out. Taobao’s “senior mode” features larger text and icons, simplified navigation and voice-assisted technology, which allows senior citizens to search for products using voice commands. The homepage

Logistics Solutions for key AliExpress markets – Brazil, Spain and France

In time for the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, AliExpress have introduced innovative logistics solutions in partnership with Cainiao, Alibaba’s logistics arm. The aim is to offer a set number of days delivery guarantee and an enhanced service to millions of customers. AliExpress Logistics solutions upgrades The

Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit calls for government and businesses to work together

Amazon say that consumers deserve to get the authentic products they purchased and that the entire retail industry and government bodies must step up, work together, and stop counterfeiters to protect consumers, rights owners, and store operators from these criminals. Amazon are no slouch when

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