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The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson April 28, 2017 - 9:00 am

Book now for Linn Academy 19/9/17

Linnworks 5th annual Linn Academy will be taking place at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday the 19th of September 2017. You don't have to be a Linnworks customer to attend and it's already shaping up to be a cracking event. The event will

Amazon reports stellar first quarter 2017 sales and profits

Amazon has seen a boost to to its share price having posted impressive sales and profits that outpace Wall Street expectations for the first quarter of 2017. You can read more about the results here. Total revenues increased by 23% year on year, clocking in at

Currencies Direct launches new mobile app for online marketplace sellers

Currencies Direct has announced the launch of a new app that provides online sellers using marketplaces such as Amazon, Cdiscount and Groupon an easier way to repatriate their earnings using their Apple or Android smartphone. Managing cash flow in multiple currencies is a vital challenge for

Ingenico Checkout Increases Website Conversion with Gamification

At the InternetRetailing Expo, Ingenico were demonstrating a payments innovation which caught my attention. It's a way of keeping customers engaged on your site immediately after they've completed payment and encourages social sharing. Question: Would you be willing to give away one in ten orders on

DHL ecommerce launches delivery service in Malaysia

DHL ecommerce has launched a domestic delivery service in Malaysia for the country's growing and enthusiastic audience of online shoppers. The ecommerce market in Malaysia is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 15.8% to €1bn by 2020. This is fuelled by recent

eBay target 8.5m 15-34 year olds in Capital Radio partnership

eBay are to become the new sponsor of Global’s Capital network and Capital XTRA Breakfast shows. The partnership will also see eBay become the launch sponsor of the brand new Capital London Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp, which starts immediately after this coming Bank Holiday

Amazon to open Warrington robot fulfilment centre with 1,200 human jobs

Amazon are growing ever faster and are increasing the size of their UK fulfilment centre network to 15 by the end of 2017 to meet increasing customer demands and expand product selection. Today they've today announced that it will create 1,200 new permanent jobs with

Customer expectations webinar 16/5/17

It's not enough to open a store or sell online, your brand should tell a story. To do this you need robust and streamlined operations in place so you can focus on product development and marketing. Alex Monroe has taken the world of fashion jewellery

Amazon is investing in driverless cars

One of the things we adore about Amazon here at Tamebay is the forward looking innovation they seek. There was a time, not long ago, when Sunday delivery was pie in the sky. But Amazon made that real and now everyone is chasing them on

New developments from Parcelhub

Parcelhub has built a new scalable customer accounts platform which facilitates growth and supports demand for increased productivity and reduced workload. The initiative was driven by Zeeshan Khan, an administration manager, and he discovered ways that Parcelhub could save their customers more time and less

Marketplaces: Introducing Buuy.co.uk

It's always good to see a new player on the UK online marketplace scene and the latest new site to catch our eye is buuy.co.uk. Last week I was able to catch up with Buuy co-founder Justin Hodnett to talk about how it's all going. Their

PayPal delivers impressive Q117 results

PayPal is enjoying a boost in its stock price post bell after delivering better than expected results for the first quarter of 2017. They surpassed analyst estimates by earning $0.44 per share, compared to the $0.41 many expected. Net income at payPal was $384M, up 5%

Tamebay comment. Seeing eBay through new eyes: why the silence?

eBay experienced a significant glitch and downtime on Sunday and people couldn't shop. Having known eBay, sometimes it feels intimately, since 1999, I know that these things happen from time to time. As a seasoned seller you know that too. I first learnt about the glitch from

Amazon Alexa Echo Look: “Does my bum look big in this?”

Now you can invite Amazon Alexa into the dressing room. With the new Amazon Echo Look, that comes with a camera, you can get fashion and style tips as you dress. You can take full length images and videos too to share on social and also

Today UK, Tomorrow The World, London: 17/5/17

Join OFX and others at the Shard for a night talking international online trade.

Doddle to cut their losses, close stores, and refocus on kiosk partnerships

Doddle are to ditch their high profile train station stores in favour of kiosk solutions in third party stores. It would appear that Doddle's own stores are haemorrhaging money and so will be shuttered, sadly with job losses for many of the staff. It would be

ChannelAdvisor announce new strategic partnership with eBay

ChannelAdvisor have announced a new strategic partnership with eBay. ChannelAdvisor manages billions of dollars in annual sales on eBay, and through this strategic partnership the companies will jointly implement programs to help enable growth for eBay and ChannelAdvisor clients. “Since our founding 16 years ago, eBay

Lengow attack the B2B market with Amazon Business and Cdiscount Pro

Lengow has worked with over 3600 online retailers trading Business to Consumer (B2C) since 2009. Responding to new market trends, the platform is now complementing their service by offering online retailers the opportunity to trade on Europe’s biggest Business to Business (B2B) marketplaces. Lengow users

New features announced for Shopify Plus

Shopify Plus recently made some announcements about new features they've recently launched and in this piece we take a look at what they are. LaunchPad: This app for Shopify Plus merchants helps you plan and automate all of the activities necessary to execute a flash sale,

Repricing on Amazon: An introduction for online sellers: 5/5/17

Find out more about how to successfully use a repricer on Amazon to optimise sales.