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The latest headlines from the world of online marketplaces and commerce
By Chris Dawson January 20, 2018 - 1:04 pm

Amazon.com hikes Prime Membership subscription price

Amazon.com just jacked up the price for Amazon Prime membership by two dollars per month. Previously the cost was $10.99 per month but now Amazon users in the US face paying $12.99 each month. There is some good news for those that pay annually and that

Marketplaces 2018: GAME

This post about GAME is part of Tamebay’s January 2018 Marketplaces series sponsored by Flubit. To find a full list of marketplaces we've written about this month, visit our Marketplaces 2018 page here. Web address: https://www.game.co.uk Marketplace Overview You'll likely have seen GAME on the UK High Street.

Amazon and video reviews: what are they planning?

One crucial aspect of the Amazon marketplaces are the customer reviews and ratings regarding the products for sale. Obviously, at the moment, the vast majority of these are written but it looks like Amazon is developing video reviews. These would not just offer information to

Amazon reveals the 20 shortlist locations for HQ2

Amazon is growing and it needs a second headquarters. It's outgrown the capacity of its hometown of Seattle and is now looking for a second HQ. It's been dubbed HQ2 and Amazon has been inviting bids from across North America to help it decide on

Is an Amazon Pharmacy still on the cards?

We know that in the past that Amazon has been considering and examining the possibility of an Amazon Pharmacy but no firm moves have been made. But now it looks like, with a key job posting as a clue, that Amazon is seriously considering moving

First Post Office 24 hour branch opens in London

A new Post Office 24 hour branch has opened on New Oxford Street in London and is the first of 25 planned new locations in the capital. The Post Office service on New Oxford Street, is based inside The Convenience Store, and is being run

Amazon Grocery Sales up over 50% in US, UK and Germany

Last year in 2017, Amazon grocery sales grabbed a market share of 18% of online grocery sales in the US, double the share held by their closest competitor Walmart according to a report by One Click Retail. The report points out that grocery sales are still

Alibaba Intellectual Property Rights Owners Day

Alibaba have rolled out a series of online and offline initiatives this week, aimed at further tightening Intellectual Property Rights protection. This took place just days after the USTR announced that Alibaba's TaoBao marketplace had been added to their Notorious Marketplaces list. It would be

Royal Mail revenues up on strong parcel growth despite strike threat

Royal Mail have just released their trading update for the first nine months of their financial year which finished on the 24th of December. The headline news is that parcels raised revenues as volumes showed strong growth. This is fantastic news for Royal Mail in light

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