The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Dan Wilson July 21, 2017 - 8:42 am

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

Move over cash. Now it’s mobile and contactless.

For the first time in history, cash payments are not the most popular way to pay in the UK. And it's largely down to contactless, needless to say. But mobile payments are paying their part too. In its 2017 annual payments survey, the British Retail Consortium

eBay UK makes changes to the quick listing tool

eBay UK has revealed that they have made some changes to the quick listing tool. You can find out about the changes here. You can access the quick listing tool, and it's more advanced equivalent, via the eBay Seller Centre. Here are the changes as noted

Whistl opens new, larger, depot in Bolton

Whistl has opened a new Bolton super depot located on the Logistics North development by Junction 4 of the M61. The company started moving in during April installing the machinery that enables it to process mail and parcels for distribution across the UK. The new

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

Online Seller Meet-up, Manchester: 27/9/17

Learn from experts and meet fellow online sellers at this meet-up in the centre of Manchester.

UK Government will ban card payment surcharges from January 2018

As of January next year businesses can't add any surcharges for card payments, according to new rules from the UK Government. Treasury estimates say that such surcharges totalled £473m in 2010. And that figure has doubtless increased since then. The new rules reflect a directive from

And now: Amazon Pay Places

Amazon has launched a new service called: Amazon Pay Places. The name does exactly what it says on the tin. You can pay using Amazon in places. The first place to take Amazon Pay Places is the TGI Friday's restaurant chain in the USA. Now customers

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