The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Lauren Fruncillo January 21, 2021 - 12:02 pm

eBay Managed Payments coming to Sellers in Greater China

eBay announced this week that they will be expanding their management of payments for sellers in Greater China. In April 2021 the company will offer buyers more flexibility and choice in payment methods and give sellers an easier way to manage their businesses. eBay have already

Scale up internationally with local currency accounts

Today we look at Whitepaper on up internationally with local currency accounts. Download this blue paper to discover how to scale up internationally with on-demand local currency accounts. Retailers can launch quickly in new countries, but often find it difficult to receive payments and repatriate

eBay pay max £2 Final value fees Promo

As part of their ongoing efforts to continue to support sellers during the ongoing disruption to trade, eBay are launching a new Final value fee promotion for business sellers. When you activate your offer you'll pay max £2 Final value fees on new listings. What this

Etsy payment account reserve introduced

Etsy have updated their payment policy to allow for Etsy payment account reserve. In most cases this will only apply to new sellers and if you've been trading for more than 90 days you should be unaffected. "More and more people are doing their shopping online

Vintage tech revival on eBay

It’s not just fashion which is having a retro revival, new data from eBay reveals that the hunt for nostalgic home tech is taking over. If you've got any vintage tech hanging around that you've not powered up for years, now is the time

Sanitary and Phytosanitary shipments to EU paused by DHL

DHL are seeing a high number of shipments requiring Sanitary and Phytosanitary checks being held by Customs in the EU. This is a problem as it's probably not a single parcel that is held, but the entire truck containing that parcel is likely to be

Brits’ streaming habits cause 475% surge in related items

UK lockdown streaming is driving Brits to make online purchases based on their favourite shows, with up to a 475% increase in interest on certain products, according to data by impartial price and product comparison service, PriceSpy. What this means for you is that you

Hermes’ parcel volume jumps 250m to 630m parcels in 2020

Hermes delivered 630 million parcels in 2020. Outside of the traditionally busy Peak winter months, Hermes' parcel volume also doubled year-on-year in April, May and June. This is an increase of 250 million from Hermes’ 2019 annual deliveries figure. Almost 72 million parcels were delivered

eBay experts predict 2021 ecommerce evolution

As customers continue relying heavily on buying online, and pressure continues to build in the race to digitize services at scale to meet rising customer demands eBay experts predict what they think is next in the evolution of the online shopping experience. Evolved Shipping and

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