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Tesco News

Tesco is a large UK supermarket who have added a marketplace to their website
By Chris Dawson April 24, 2017 - 6:41 pm

InternetRetailing Expo Video: How to get an invite to sell on Tesco Marketplace

Tamebay took part in two conference sessions in the Marketplace Theatre at the InternetRetailing Expo. The videos for all sessions from the Expo are now available to view online on the InternetRetailing Expo website. Today you can view the fireside chat with Rafael Orta, Director of

eBay has a new UK Vice President: Introducing Rob Hattrell

eBay has today announced the appointment of its new UK Vice President, Rob Hattrell. Rob joins from Tesco, most recently running the Tesco General Merchandise business across the UK and Central Europe where he has transformed the business across both physical and online channels. Before joining

Tesco bank attack shows payments are the weakest link

With Black Friday less than a month away, it's a particularly bad time of year for a bank to be hacked, but that appears to be what may have happened to Tesco Bank today. We should point out that Tesco Bank have been very careful

Tesco launches same day Click & Collect

British supermarket giant Tesco is set to launch a same day click and collect service at 300 of its stores. You can order online before 1pm and then you need to book a collection slot. It's £2 to get the service on a Monday to Thursday

Tesco’s rolls out own PayQwiq mobile wallet

Tesco are to roll out their own mobile payment wallet by the end of the year. Called PayQwiq, it's already available to use in London and Edinburgh Tesco stores as well as Northern Ireland and Plymouth. The app is bar code based, not NFC which Apple

Lessons from Tesco on brand, customers and differentiation

Tesco are to sell their coffee chain Harris and Hoole to Caffe Nero. This comes on top of the news that they're selling their Giraffe restaurant chain, Dobbies garden centres and Turkish supermarket Kipa. The aim is to slim down the sprawling Tesco business and concentrate

Tesco to charge £2 on Click & Collect Orders below £30

You might have noticed this already. But supermarket Tesco is now charging a £2 surcharge for any Tesco Direct Click and Collect order under £30. The new fees came into force on the 2nd February. As Tesco said: "To ensure our Click & Collect service remains

Online shopping rings death knell for Tesco 24hr stores

Tesco are to close 76 stores which previously offered 24 hour shopping, these 76 stores will now shut at midnight and not re-open until 6am the following morning. The new closing hours will kick in between the 14th March and 11th April 2016. Tesco say that

Tesco extends iForce relationship

iForce, have announced an extension to their 14 year relationship with Tesco through the award of a new contract. iForce has provided its iForce Revive and iForce Marketzone products to Tesco for over 14 years to recover margin on non-food and clothing items, returned

Business Support at the Horsham Tesco Pop-up: October

If you're looking for business support in the Horsham area then we have just the thing. Down at Tesco there's a pop up shop offering ideas and advice for start-ups and the like. Find out more here. As they say in the blurb: "The aim of

Amazon Fresh bags Surrey warehouse. It seems.

Amazon may be closer to offering grocery deliveries using its Amazon Fresh brand than we originally thought. Apparently they have taken out a lease on a premises in Surrey already. Amazon Fresh is currently only available in some areas of the US. According to reports, the

How to win customers and influence them

Is it just me, or are some of Tesco's woes down to the way that they treat their own customers? They say that they stand for value and convenience but their marketshare has fallen 2.1% in the last three years (to 28.8%), they're besieged by

ChannelAdvisor Click & Collect for eBay and Tesco

ChannelAdvisor have announced full support for the Tesco marketplace, including the option for third party retailers to offer Click and Collect from the consumers local store. Tesco customers ordering from retailers on the Tesco marketplace will also earn Clubcard points on purchases from third party

ChannelAdvisor head to China

ChannelAdvisor have extended their range announcing support for Tesco marketplace in the UK, Best Buy in the US and Amazon in Japan and in China in their 2013 Autumn Release. The ChannelAdvisor solution has also gone multi-lingual and is now available in French, German, Portuguese,

Is Tesco a Threat to eBay and Amazon?

Sharone Perlstein from small business finance provider ezbob has been looking at the Tesco Marketplace developments with interest. Today he shares his thoughts on how the marketplace has grown, where it's going, and how it could impact commerce in the UK. Is the New Marketplace from

Online groceries: what is the point of hourly delivery slots?

Gareth Williams is Head of SME Business at MetaPack, and has previously worked as an ecommerce manager, a poet and a university lecturer. Today he talks about his experience of supermarket deliveries and broken promises: In my day job, I work with e-retailers to solve their

How Tesco forced me to buy on Amazon

Yesterday I failed to buy a Christmas gift at Tesco, simply because they make it impossible to purchase from them. I was given instructions on exactly what to buy and was passing a Tesco store anyway so dropped in to try and make the purchase. Unfortunately

Tesco try virtual grocery store for holiday makers

Everyone's been saying that mobile is the future of ecommerce and today at Gatwick Airport, Tesco opened the UK’s first interactive virtual grocery store. The Gatwick opening builds on Tesco’s launch of the world’s first virtual store in South Korea last year which enabled commuters to

Every little helps: Tesco to spend £150m improving online shopping

As part of a £1bn round of business investment to improve flagging results, retail giant Tesco is reported to be spending £150m on improving its online shopping experience. It is likely that some of that considerable sum will be spent on the new Tesco Marketplace

Tesco quietly launches online marketplace

Tesco is now officially a competitor to Amazon and eBay having opened up Tesco Direct to third party retailers. So far on Tesco I've spotted products from both Maplin and from online gardening retailer Crocus. You'll also notice that every product on Tesco Direct now