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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. Read our Marketplaces Position Paper
By Chris Dawson October 16, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Test forcing users into eBay Good til Cancelled listings and removing short duration options

eBay are testing forcing users to list using Good til Cancelled listings when using the mobile app. Gone are the options for short duration listings and the only option is an automatically renewing listing that will remain until the listing is sold. This is a test

Amazon takes 2.1% of total USA consumer spend

Research from pymnts.com has examined how much of the USA consumer spend and retail is going to Amazon and the results are fascinating. They reckon that os all the dollars pent in the USA by households is equal to 2.1% of the total. Based on detailed

Emily Ratajkowski curates the top eBay luxury gifts

eBay Fashion has teamed up with Emily Ratajkowski to curate her top holiday gifts from a selection of rare, new and vintage handbags, luxury watches and sneakers for eBay.com. A hand-picked selection of items debuted at eBay’s Holiday event on Tuesday night at Legacy Records

Amazon has launched a Shark Tank store

Amazon has launched a store section specifically related to the American business programme called Shark Tank. Shark Tank is the American equivalent to Dragons' Den where entrepreneurs and inventors pitch to investors and try and persuade them of the validity of their business idea or brand

eBay Find Contact Information feature deprecated

The eBay Find Contact Information feature from advanced search on eBay has been shut down. We're not sure how long it's been gone and although the form still exists, once the User ID and eBay Item number have been entered, the results page simply reads

Solar systems to be installed on 10 Amazon UK warehouses

Amazon have vast warehouses spread across the UK and now plan to make use of their roofs to deploy Solar systems to reduce their carbon footprint. This is part of their worldwide goal to deploy solar systems on 50 customer fulfilment centres globally by 2020.

Chinese sellers on Amazon with poor service manipulate search results

The scourge of Chinese sellers on Amazon is starting to dampen the buying experience in some categories, in a similar way to how they have impacted eBay. Chinese sellers tend to offer products at knock down prices, but for customers used to Amazon Prime and

Marketplaces 2018: Ruby Lane

Continuing our Marketplaces 2018 series, today we look at Ruby Lane. To find a full list of marketplaces we’ve written about already, visit our Marketplaces 2018 page here. Marketplaces 2018 is produced in association with Flubit.com, the largest UK owned marketplace to sell your inventory on. Web

Amazon India says The Great Indian Festival has been a huge success

Today will see the end of the big Amazon India promo event of the year, the six day sale event billed as The Great Indian Festival. In advance of the festive Diwali season, it's rather like a Prime Day or Black Friday event. Deals and