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The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson February 25, 2017 - 10:34 am

Royal Mail 27th March 2017 Business Price Rises

Royal Mail's price increases for businesses are never as clear cut as those for consumers as the overall price rise may differ dependent on the service you use and/or your posting profile. The headline price changes are: Royal Mail 24 and Royal Mail 48 Prices for Royal

Royal Mail 27th March 2017 Consumer Price Rises

Royal Mail have announced their 2017 prices which come into effect from the 27th of March 2017. The price of a First Class stamp will increase by 1p to 65p and the price of a Second Class stamp will increase by 1p to 56p. The price

World First Online Seller Cellar 28/3/17

World First are launching their first 'Online Seller Cellar' meet up in Manchester.

Amazon has filed patent for flying warehouses

A few years back, when Amazon started talking about drone deliveries, we were sceptical that they were serious and wondered whether it was in fact a cunning publicity ruse cooked up to establish them as true ecommerce innovators. But as the months have passed it

Amazon’s hefty shipping bill is growing

It often seems that Amazon's obsession is with shipping and fulfilment. Whether it's the development of a $1.5bn shipping hub in Kentucky, an airport in Germany as a European centre, the leasing of dozens of planes, developing drones or taking on a fleet of ships

Amazon struggles in China as eBay has another go

Notoriously, eBay was forced to withdraw from China about a decade ago when it failed to make a serious inroads into ecommerce there after dramatic and significant investment. But now eBay is making another attempt to get its share of Chinese online trade and they're

Google Home adds Express Shopping

Google Home is not even in the UK yet, but they've just upped the stakes by adding shopping to compete with Amazon's Echo device. With Google Home you can now shop from retailers in your area that are available on Google Express. Google Express offers fast

Meet the company – Duplex Thermal Printers

When I ran a full time business and shared a warehouse with my friend John we had three label printers running off three different computers. There was a Royal Mail thermal printer (running on an XP machine as that's the only thing that would support