The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson September 22, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Conversations across Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp

Facebook are making it easier to start conversations with businesses across their apps including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. If a customer wants to talk to you, it's now easier than ever to get in touch and regardless of which platform they are on and which

Watch on demand Q4 Optimisation Strategies

If you missed this week's webinar on Q4 Optimisation Strategies, you can now watch the replay to check that your Amazon business is ready to take full advantage of the peak selling season. Our guest speaker was Simon Schubert, Director of Growth at SellerX who is

Amazon Saudi Arabia webinar with DIT

DIT are holding a webinar with Amazon Saudi Arabia on the 5th of October at 10am. This is your opportunity to learn how you can expand your business in one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in the world. You'll be able to learn first-hand

Huboo Spain warehouse to be operational in October

Huboo have launched into Spain with the upcoming opening of the first 4,200m2 Huboo Spain warehouse in Madrid due in October, which will create more than 100 jobs for the region. Founded in 2017 in Bristol, UK, Huboo already has expansion plans in Europe and

Amazon and Lendistry launch Amazon Community Lending pilot program for SMBs in U.S.

Amazon and Lendistry have announced a joint pilot program, Amazon Community Lending, aimed at driving growth opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses. The program is a new business financing option through Amazon Lending. Amazon Community Lending will provide U.S.-based Amazon sellers—nearly all of which are

Etsy Uplift Initiative to assist disenfranchised communities

Etsy has unveiled their latest commitment to economic justice - the Etsy Uplift Initiative, a series of programs designed to level the playing field and bring more economic opportunities to creative entrepreneurs everywhere. "Etsy is proud to serve as an on-ramp for entrepreneurship: anyone with

The Climate Pledge announces 86 new signatories

Amazon have announced that The Climate Pledge has 86 New Signatories, Including Procter & Gamble, HP, and Salesforce, Signaling Their Commitment to Achieving Net-Zero Carbon by 2040 or Sooner. Pledge signatories in total generate over $1.8 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than

New business messaging for retailers on Facebook platforms

The world is driven by communication and in the world of ecommerce that means messaging. Consumers are sending billions of messages daily, and retailers need to engage on the platforms their customers are using and for many that means Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. New data released

U.S. FedEx Express, Ground & Freight shipping rates increase

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates on January 3, 2022. FedEx Express shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services. FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase

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