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By Chris Dawson October 18, 2019 - 10:59 am

eBay UK Item Specific October Update

eBay UK have issued an update on the eBay Item Specific October roll out which has caused concern for sellers who discovered they could not launch new listings or edit existing ones. It contains UK specific information and we reproduce they contents below: "As previously announced,

Five pre-peak tactics to boost Black Friday sales

The final quarter is the most important time of the year in the retail calendar. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales represent about 20 percent of annual retail sales each year, but the figure can be higher for some retailers. Black Friday is

Changes on since the 1st October German VAT requirement

Have you noticed an increase in sales on since the beginning of October? This was the deadline for sellers to register for German VAT upload their German VAT certificate “Bescheinigung nach §22f UStG” which confirms the tax registration of the seller. Malte Karstan, a consultant apologise for Item Specifics SNAFU – It’s a balls up!

eBay have put out a lengthy post apologising for the Item Specifics SNAFU that took place in the latest update and undertaking to sort out many of the outstanding issues so that sellers don't have to. eBay say that listings are no longer blocked from being

iBuy2Give new marketplace recruiting sellers

iBuy2Give is a new marketplace, launching to raise money for charities, and today they've announced that they are ready to onboard merchants. First up, you may well be charitably minded, but why should you be interested for your business? The reason is that iBuy2Give already have

Etsy messages to support customer-merchant relationships

Etsy have introduced Etsy messages, a new feature aimed at supporting the customer-seller relationships, designed to help 'Etsies' compose personalised responses that could lead to more sales and loyal shoppers. A personal touch can have a significant impact on building trust with buyers. Whether it’s a

ASOS profits fall by 68%, attributing it to the lost focus on human engagement

ASOS have reportedly experienced a fall in profit of 68% after suffering a range of warehouse problems. Over the last year, the marketplace have installed more robots in their European warehouses and expanded their facilities in the US – in spite of this expansion, the

Primark say please don’t buy on Amazon

Primark are one of the few high street retailers that don't sell online. They have a website, but it's viewing only. The only thing you can buy from Primark online is a gift voucher. Now, Primark have taken to twitter saying please don't buy on

Amazon Storefronts win 250 million sales for US SMEs

A year ago, Amazon launched Amazon Storefronts in the US, a new store for customers to shop exclusively from US small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon. At launch, customers could browse a curated collection of over one million products, and deals from nearly 20,000 US