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By Chris Dawson October 18, 2019 - 10:59 am

eBay UK Item Specific October Update

eBay UK have issued an update on the eBay Item Specific October roll out which has caused concern for sellers who discovered they could not launch new listings or edit existing ones. It contains UK specific information and we reproduce they contents below: "As previously announced,

Five pre-peak tactics to boost Black Friday sales

The final quarter is the most important time of the year in the retail calendar. According to the National Retail Federation, holiday sales represent about 20 percent of annual retail sales each year, but the figure can be higher for some retailers. Black Friday is

Changes on since the 1st October German VAT requirement

Have you noticed an increase in sales on since the beginning of October? This was the deadline for sellers to register for German VAT upload their German VAT certificate “Bescheinigung nach §22f UStG” which confirms the tax registration of the seller. Malte Karstan, a consultant apologise for Item Specifics SNAFU – It’s a balls up!

eBay have put out a lengthy post apologising for the Item Specifics SNAFU that took place in the latest update and undertaking to sort out many of the outstanding issues so that sellers don't have to. eBay say that listings are no longer blocked from being

New Brexit Deal agreed by EU

Prime Minister Johnson and the EU have struck a new Brexit Deal replacing the Back Stop which Parliament hated under the deal Mrs May negotiated. Having managed to put a New Brexit Deal together in such as short time, in the face of an EU that

iBuy2Give new marketplace recruiting sellers

iBuy2Give is a new marketplace, launching to raise money for charities, and today they've announced that they are ready to onboard merchants. First up, you may well be charitably minded, but why should you be interested for your business? The reason is that iBuy2Give already have

Why you should use different passwords for every site

Passwords have always been a problem for humans. Whilst it's great for computers and security to have really long and secure passwords, our brains simply aren't hardwired to remember complex and different passwords for every site that we use but it's essential in today's world. Recently

Etsy messages to support customer-merchant relationships

Etsy have introduced Etsy messages, a new feature aimed at supporting the customer-seller relationships, designed to help 'Etsies' compose personalised responses that could lead to more sales and loyal shoppers. A personal touch can have a significant impact on building trust with buyers. Whether it’s a

The Delivery Group moves to new £12 Million Warrington HQ

The Delivery Group is moving its North-West operation to a larger £12 million service centre in Warrington as the company prepares for unprecedented volumes. In what has been a year of rapid and impressive expansion, the new Warrington site follows last month’s opening of an

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