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By Chris Dawson July 21, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Amazon want to buy from US Merchants to resell their stock overseas

Amazon Payments have started to approach US merchants by email offering to buy their stock at full listed price in order to resell it themselves overseas. This looks very much like an extension of the program they launched in Europe last November called ‘Simplify Global

What happens on a site visit from eBay VP Rob Hattrell?

We've written about the enthusiasm that the new eBay UK VP, Rob Hattrell has for engaging with sellers on the marketplace and this week I was able to see him in action when he visited Clare Haines and Melissa Burton from Lingerie Outlet Store in

TamebayTV: Best Match on eBay UK

Here is the next in our TamebayTV series of 'How To' videos for eBay sellers. Our first one looked at optimising your eBay listings. This second instalment considers eBay's Best Match system. Every eBay seller needs to be an expert in Best Match, it's how

GMB urges Amazon staff to join the union

British trade union GMB is campaigning to urge Amazon staff to organise and join up in a campaign aimed predominantly at the ecommerce giant's warehouse staff in Inverclyde, Dunfermline, Swansea, Rugeley, Bedford, Peterborough, Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster and Croydon. The GMB says: "At the moment Amazon

Etsy to include postage on prices shown on search pages

Crafts and vintage marketplace Etsy is conducting a test that will see additional postage fees included in the price displayed in search and marked as 'Shipping included' Etsy say of the experiment: "Buyers tell us that unexpected shipping costs are a major barrier to purchase. They

Amazon app’s new Spark social commerce for iPhone

Amazon are releasing a shoppable inspiration feed within the Amazon app, currently only available in the US and only on the iPhone version of their app. My first impression is that it's very reminiscent of the eBay Feed crossed with a bit of Instagram. Unlike eBay,

eBay offer Royal Mail summer discount through eBay postage

Royal Mail have slashed the price it costs to post a medium parcel for the summer by over 50%, but only if you buy your labels online. Some good news from eBay - they've arranged that if you buy your labels from eBay then you'll

Toyseek UK marketplace to launch September 2017

Gameseek's website says that over 100 retailers and individuals have registered to sell on the new Gameseek marketplace which we announced in May this year. Now they're preparing to launch a brand new online marketplace called due to go live on September 2017 in

Amazon rumoured to launch Anytime messaging client

There are rumours that Amazon are about to launch their own chat client to compete with the links of Skype, Facebook Messenger and Google. Amazon Anytime screen shots have been leaked by AFTV which suggest a platform agnostic chat client for desktop and mobile including Android

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