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By Chris Dawson March 16, 2018 - 7:54 pm

Virtual assistants may engage consumers more than research suggests

Even though it seems everyone is talking about virtual assistants devices and smartwatches, the majority of consumers don't own these new devices, and even fewer use them to complete purchases, according to a recently released study by Episerver. 35% of consumers now own a smartwatch, two-thirds

Amazon to represent SME merchants on GS1 UK Supervisory Board

GS1 UK have announced that Patrick Pondaven, Director, Consumables at Amazon, has joined its Supervisory Board. Amazon joins at a time when GS1 UK is working closely with leading retailers and suppliers in grocery to implement an industry-wide solution for managing product data, which will improve

Never underestimate the importance of happy customers!

This is a guest post written by Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO of NetDespatch Matthew looks ahead to the eDelivery Expo taking place next week and the key themes that the conference streams will cover and how this can translate into happy customers. If you've not yet booked

Three top tips for exporting to Ireland

Almost half of shoppers in Ireland make purchases via their smartphone, compared to 33% of shoppers in the UK, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. In Ireland, mobile data is cheaper than anywhere else in Europe which could explain why consumers use their

eBay: Can it become The Real Everything Store?

David Brackin is the managing director of Stuff U Sell, the leading eBay trading assistant in the UK and a regular Tamebay contributor. Today David considers why retailers don't list their entire inventory on the marketplace, what barriers hold them back and how eBay could

All eBay Guides will be removed in April

eBay Guides are being removed from the eBay marketplace website. They have already been prevented from being seen by Google and the other search engines but between now and the 12th April, they will be entirely erased. If, in the past, you wrote an eBay Guide,

Is there a stock opportunity now Toys R Us is in administration?

Despite attempts to save the business, the business will be closing, has gone into administration and all of Toys R Us 100 stores in the UK will close, 26 will cease trading as of this week. Staff at head office and in some outlets have

The Amazon Japan offices have been raided by the authorities

Amazon Japan has revealed that its offices in the country have been raided by the Japanese fair trade regulator on suspicion of a possible anti-trust violation. An Amazon Japan spokesperson has told news agencies that it is fully cooperating with the Fair Trade Commission but has

The Amazon UK Easter Sale 2018 dates and deals revealed

The Amazon UK Easter Sale 2018 is coming and Amazon has revealed details of the event in advance of its start in just over 10 days time. The online retailer has unveiled Lightning Sales, Deals of the Day and holiday specials that will be going