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The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Dan Wilson December 13, 2018 - 5:40 pm

Marketplaces 2018: Letgo

Continuing our Marketplaces 2018 series, today we look at letgo. To find a full list of marketplaces we’ve written about already, visit our Marketplaces 2018 page here. Marketplaces 2018 is produced in association with Flubit.com, the largest UK owned marketplace to sell your inventory on. Web address:

Shoppers risk buying fake products this Christmas: are marketplaces ‘safe’?

What could be the worst ever Christmas gift? A fake product, disguised as a genuine one. For those who like to treat their loved ones to expensive designer gifts may sometimes find the temptation of buying discounted versions that appear to look nothing like the originals.

Sports Direct Partners with Reaction Commerce platform

Sports Direct have chosen Reaction Commerce in a new a multi-year strategic partnership. Sports Direct is Reaction’s first large-scale, global client for its full-stack commerce platform and managed services and will use Reaction to build out its future-proof, flexible commerce engine to realize their vision

Amazon Toys is set to be its new private label horizon

The new horizon for the marketplace and retailer appears to be Amazon toys. And third party sellers should be worried because it signals that Amazon isn't going to be scaling back its own selling ambitions any time soon. The toys retail vertical is competitive right

Amazon extends Christmas free shipping and fast delivery in the US

Amazon have extended Christmas free-shipping promotion with no minimum purchase amount as they have rolled-out Prime and Prime Now delivery to the majority of the US. The marketplace say today that Prime-eligible customers in the US can enjoy free shipping with no fixed purchase fee through 18th December

Online Fashion shopping insights from DHL survey

Almost half of British consumers claim that ease and cost of delivery are the primary deciding factor when ordering clothing online. However, retailers spending big on sponsorship could be wasting their money as consumers fail to engage. The online fashion shopping insights are the results

Food and drink SMEs face new opportunities as home cooking arises

Food and drink small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face a new wave of opportunities as home cooking is on the rise amongst shoppers, says a new analysis. Curated recipe subscriptions are sparking a growing interest in UK shoppers,  which also presents financial possibilities for merchants. In

Top retailers support Hermes 12 Yays of Christmas competition

ASOS, JD Williams, boohoo, Missguided and Lakeland are just some of the retailers that are supporting consumer delivery company myHermes in a 12 Yays of Christmas, an online prize draw competition for UK customers of Hermes. Open to anyone who registers for the competition online, every

Top 3 Australian Marketplaces Ranked by Traffic

eBay have for many years had the marketplace business sewn up in Australia with little to no competition. Some Australians would buy from Amazon.com (briefly stopped in July 2018 and reinstated in November). There was also an alternative daily deals site - Catch [of the