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By Chris Dawson October 20, 2017 - 8:10 pm

Amazon to present at Rural Entrepreneur Live 2017

Rural Entrepreneur Live 2017 is designed for anyone looking for exciting new business opportunities in Britain's countryside. What to expect at Rural Entrepreneur Live 2017 Whether you want to gear up for glamping in your grounds, sell your own produce, get into alternative crops or livestock (crocodiles

Where do I source stock to sell on marketplaces?

Where should I be source stock from is the one question that hopeful marketplace sellers always want a quick answer to and there is never a simple solution. So where do you start if you want to become a marketplace seller? There are a number

Etsy Gift Wrap Service Launches for all Buyers

I love gift wrap, when I left it a little late for my nephews birthday I discussed what gift he'd like with my brother and while I was on the phone made a purchase, added gift wrap and had the present shipped direct before I'd

How Brexit could amplify the problem of VAT fraud on marketplaces

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons has today published its report regarding VAT fraud on marketplaces including  eBay and Amazon. You can find our round-up of the key points and findings here. The report is thorough and wide-ranging, advising that HMRC work more closely with

eBay UK Boss: Brexit as an opportunity for 200k SMEs

Brexit, in one form or another, is coming and we will likely leave the EU with or without a transition deal and with or without a longer term trading agreement by April 2019. There may be an extension but that would appear unlikely given all

Report says better bank services could help save the Post Office

A new report from Cass Business School advises that establishing a state-owned UK Post Bank would ensure the long-term sustainability of the Post Office by diversifying its portfolio of activities and increasing revenues. The report states that a Post Bank would enable other important economic and

Online Seller Network with eBay & GS1 – 26th October

If you've not yet booked for the Online Seller Meetup taking place in the evening on Thursday 26th of October, then it's time to reserve your place. We have two fantastic guests joining Tamebay, The Wholesale Forums and Your Business Community: Online Seller Network 26th October go ‘all-out’ – more orders for their sellers.

Back in April 2017, – a marketplace we’ve followed since their launch (in 2012) made a significant change to their business model, for the first time in 5 years they began listing products in a traditional ‘browse and search’ format. Today Flubit’s CEO &

European Commission issues new EU VAT proposal

The EU Commissioner for Economic affair, Pierre Moscovici has revealed a new proposal for EU VAT to replace the current system which was introduced in 1993 with the birth of the single market. He noted that the current "anachronistic" set-up made it too easy for

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