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By Chris Dawson June 22, 2018 - 10:55 am

Amazon Prime Day 2018 date leaked by Amazon

Amazon Prime Day will take place on the 17th of July, not the 10th as previous suspected, according to an image spotted on Amazon UK by Techradar. The banner has the Amazon Prime Day 2018 date as the 16th. Deals will start on the 16th of

US Supreme court rules States can collect Sales Tax

The US Supreme court has ruled that States can collect Sales Tax require online retailers to collect Sales Tax even in States where they don't have a physical presence. They delivered their Opinion on Thursday this week This has far reaching implications for online retailers, not

Will the eBay Product Based Shopping Experience save eBay?

There have been many worries about eBay's new Product Based Shopping Experience, or rather listing against the eBay Catalogue which is what will power the new way for sellers to list and buyers to find products on the marketplace. But why are eBay so keen

Online Seller Network with Amazon Meetup

We're thrilled to announce that Amazon will be speaking at the Online Seller Network taking place on the 19th of July in London's Covent Garden. This will be themed as an Amazon meetup with the focus on how to grow your business on the Amazon

How to use Amazon Vouchers to drive sales

Amazon are offering merchants a new self-service marketing tool that can help you to differentiate between your offerings through compelling discounts, and badges highlighted in search field. It's called Amazon Vouchers and, although it's not a brand new program, is now being offered to merchants

Are eBay and Sellers really ready for Catalogue Listings?

In a previous article, we looked at how eBay are planning to spread their compulsory catalogue rapidly out across a large range of new and used products on the site. One of the issues with catalogue pages, as sellers on Amazon well know, is about

Things every seller needs to know to grow an Amazon business

Amazon represents a huge commercial opportunity for both experienced online sellers and for fledgling web retailers to discover the inside secrets to and trading basics for start-up sellers. But there’s plenty to learn to grow an Amazon business. And, needless to say, it’s a dynamic

eBay Concierge phone number now chargeable

If you have access to the eBay Concierge phone number (either gifted or by virtue of paying for an eBay Anchor Store subscription), you may have noticed they've changed their phone number which could incur telephone charges. Previously the eBay Concierge phone number was an 0800

Amazon Australia Prime launched but is it any good?

Amazon Prime has launched in Australia and already there have been comparisons made with Prime in other areas of the world and complaints that it's not good enough. Amazon Australia Prime, costing $59 per year is offering free delivery within two business days in Sydney,