The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson October 16, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Test forcing users into eBay Good til Cancelled listings and removing short duration options

eBay are testing forcing users to list using Good til Cancelled listings when using the mobile app. Gone are the options for short duration listings and the only option is an automatically renewing listing that will remain until the listing is sold. This is a test

35% of shoppers more likely to buy online with interest-free monthly installments

35% of consumers will be more likely to make a purchase online if offered the ability to pay in interest-free monthly installment payments, according to a survey by Splitit. Even more notable, 47% of online shoppers surveyed claimed that a payment solution offering zero interest

Amazon takes 2.1% of total USA consumer spend

Research from has examined how much of the USA consumer spend and retail is going to Amazon and the results are fascinating. They reckon that os all the dollars pent in the USA by households is equal to 2.1% of the total. Based on detailed

Emily Ratajkowski curates the top eBay luxury gifts

eBay Fashion has teamed up with Emily Ratajkowski to curate her top holiday gifts from a selection of rare, new and vintage handbags, luxury watches and sneakers for A hand-picked selection of items debuted at eBay’s Holiday event on Tuesday night at Legacy Records

Amazon has launched a Shark Tank store

Amazon has launched a store section specifically related to the American business programme called Shark Tank. Shark Tank is the American equivalent to Dragons' Den where entrepreneurs and inventors pitch to investors and try and persuade them of the validity of their business idea or brand

Sage honour military veterans including Tradebox’s Stephen Bales

Founding director and MD of Tradebox Stephen Bales has been selected by Sage to be part of a unique showcase of 50 military veterans from across the world to form the Sage Power 50. How do you build a life after the battlefield? For many former

eBay Find Contact Information feature deprecated

The eBay Find Contact Information feature from advanced search on eBay has been shut down. We're not sure how long it's been gone and although the form still exists, once the User ID and eBay Item number have been entered, the results page simply reads

Solar systems to be installed on 10 Amazon UK warehouses

Amazon have vast warehouses spread across the UK and now plan to make use of their roofs to deploy Solar systems to reduce their carbon footprint. This is part of their worldwide goal to deploy solar systems on 50 customer fulfilment centres globally by 2020.

New Yodel inflight delivery options announced

Yodel have announced the launch of Yodel Inflight, a new set of features that will allow customers to amend their delivery preferences online or via the Yodel mobile app, up to an hour before delivery is due. The service is designed to improve the customer