The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson February 19, 2017 - 7:29 pm

Calling all food producers: Sell at Morrisons

If you are a local food producer then Morrisons want to hear from you. They have launched ‘The Nation’s Local Foodmakers’ campaign which aims to get local produce into each Morrisons store and sell more British food. Morrisons want to recruit more than 200 new

Amazon Chime: Video Conferencing, Calls & Chat

Last week AWS announced Amazon Chime, a new communications service aiming to rival Skype and services such as GoToMeetng. With Amazon Chime, customers can start high-quality video and audio meetings with one-click, allowing customers to host or join a meeting, chat, and share content and screens

eBay dispatch/delivery, 8 years on has anything really changed?

Jane is the eBay Anorak and today discusses eBay's dispatch and delivery tracking: Way back when, at the eBay Seller Summit around 8/9 years ago eBay were showing us the then new DSR stars for sellers. I remember the uproar around an eBay business being judged

eBay France and Italy give 12 gallery images for free

We're so used to having 12 free gallery images on eBay UK that it never occurred to me it wasn't the same across all eBay sites. eBay France and eBay Italy have just joined the 21st century and announced free photos for all sellers. eBay say

Route Genie partner with Volo for advanced carrier management

Route Genie have inked a new strategic partnership with Volo to enable online retailers to streamline their delivery models. The Volo platform will now offer an integrated Route Genie enhanced carrier management capability, which can be deployed by any online retailer on demand to efficiently manage

Royal Mail miss 1st Class quarterly target (But on track for the year)

Royal Mail missed it's target for 1st Class post and Special Delivery in the last quarter (by 1.1% and 0.8% respectively). However Royal Mail exceeded the standard for 2nd Class postage (by 0.2%). The results were published in the latest Royal Mail Quality of Service

Diminishing Returns by Reducing Errors

Retailers should be regularly evaluating all their ecommerce despatch processes according to Jonathan Bellwood, founder of Peoplevox. This includes the efficient handling of returns but this is often an area which gets overlooked and causes particular challenges. Jonathan points out that, customers have the option to

QuickBooks Connect Small Business Growth Event 6-7/3/17

Learn more about how to run your company's financial books at QuickBooks Connect in March. They'll show you how to use QuickBooks and related Apps to run your business, but there's so much more besides. Mark Wright winner of The Apprentice will share best practices for

Key highlights from Amazon results – Prime revenues hit $6.4 billion

Amazon have for the first time broken subscriptions out of their financial results which gives an indication of Prime growth. Subscriptions are bringing in a touch under $6.4 billion ($6,394,000,000). In a note, Morgan Stanley's Brian Nowak figures about 90% of this income could be attributed