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The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson April 8, 2020 - 10:30 am

Amazon to pause Amazon Shipping in the US

Amazon have announced that they will pause Amazon Shipping in the US. Unlike the UK where it was a full launch, in the US Amazon Shipping was effectively a beta trial starting in a few areas including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York/New Jersey. "At Amazon,

Etsy sellers make make thousands of fabric face masks

With the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s issuing updated recommendation for everyone in the US to wear protective masks, Etsy is seeing significant demand for fabric face masks. Naturally as the home of all things handmade, Etsy sellers are rising to the challenge

Amazon Just Walk Out technology now available to retailers

With much of Retail shut down for an extended time due to the Coronavirus scare, shopping on the high street may never recover as consumers are forced to shop online for everything other than food and medicines. Amazon however are hoping that retailers will adopt

How eBay’s Retail Revival is supporting entrepreneurs in Texas

In February, eBay welcomed 50 local entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas, to their Retail Revival program. Retail revival was launched in 2018 to help merchants and businesses grasp opportunity for successful growth by equipping them with the resources, training and tools needed to excel in ecommerce. eBay

Coronavirus impact on Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday

Today, Rory O’Connor, CEO & Founder of Scurri, asks what the Coronavirus impact will be later down the line when things start to return to normal. There is already uncertainty around Amazon Prime Day, normally held in July, but unless retailers and brands start to

Carpages.ca Launches Contactless Online Marketplace

Carpages.ca are launching a new marketplace called 'Buy From Home' which will allow car dealerships to continue selling vehicles to housebound consumers whilst adhering to government guidelines set in place during the COVID-19 outbreak. The new online marketplace will provide dealerships with the tools to

3D printed face shields delivered to NHS for free by DPD

3D printing has revolutionised manufacturing with everything from 3D printed cookie cutters, embossed rolling pins and model railway accessories to dental implant moulds. Now, thousands of volunteers, both small businesses and consumers, across the UK are giving up their time to use their 3D printers

Inpost Next Day Send service launched as usage triples

Perhaps unsurprisingly in a world of social distancing, InPost have seen usage of their contactless parcel locker service triple in March compared to February. They have also announced the launch of an Inpost Next Day Send service giving fast contactless delivery services. InPost’s lockers help keep

Yodel to deliver one million meals to NHS staff

Yodel have joined forces with other well-known businesses, including Tesco and Absolute Taste, to form SalutetheNHS.org an initiative led by Ron Dennis CBE which aims to feed thousands of critical NHS workers over the next few months. “We’re doing everything we can to keep the country

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