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Marketplace Fulfilment

Some of the best-known marketplaces offer fulfilment services to large and small retailers alike. We offer impartial analysis of how they can help streamline your marketplace sales. Read our Marketplace Fulfilment Position Paper
By Paul Skeldon September 20, 2018 - 8:37 am

African marketplace MallforAfrica set to sell coveted Chinese brands across the continent

Customers of MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa’s largest e-commerce marketplace platform, will soon be able to purchase products from the most sought-after Chinese brands. China and Africa make up the largest market in the world and relations between the two date back to the former’s founding year in 1949

Amazon forced to turn down tens of thousands of Delivery Service Partner applicants

It looks like Amazon will be forced to turn down thousands of business hopefuls who applied to become an Amazon Delivery Service Partner. This is despite increasing their order for Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans from 5,000 to 20,000. Originally when Amazon announced their Delivery Service Partner

Amazon buys 20,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans

Amazon has become the biggest worldwide customer of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans following a commitment to purchase 20,000 vehicles. Mercedes-Benz Vans announced it will be producing Amazon branded Sprinter vans for the new Amazon Delivery Service Partner program at a new facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

J.Crew Mercantile launches on Amazon Fashion in US

J.Crew Mercantile is the latest high-end fashion retailer to join Amazon Fashion. The curated Fall '18 assortment from J.Crew Mercantile focuses on great style at great value and is available to customers through a dedicated storefront at amazon.com/jcrew. Specialising in reimagined classics, everyday necessities and statement pieces at

Amazon established as 3rd largest UK courier

Amazon have firmly established themselves as the third largest UK courier according to stats revealed in the Pitney Bowes 2018 Shipping Index. Amazon Logistics, who deliver goods for Amazon Retail and products stored in Amazon FBA by 3rd party merchants, haven't increased their market share from

Marketing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in September generates higher sales, study finds

New research has revealed that when consumers receive promotional messages in September, they are three times more likely to buy products and services during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. According to the study, marketers and advertisers who start their campaigns earlier treble their sales conversion rates compared to

Amazon Free Returns changes to Jewellery & Watches but changes to Luggage delayed

Amazon UK previously announced that from the 5th of September 2018 they would begin offering customers free returns on all purchases in the Jewellery, Watches and Luggage categories. This obviously has implications for merchants who trade in these categories. Amazon have now informed sellers that the

Chinese shoppers can try out JD.com gear in hotel rooms in ‘Boundaryless retail’ deal

Chinese shoppers can now experience products from JD.com’s ranges in the comfort of their hotel rooms as the marketplace partners with a range of hotel chains across the country. As part of its “Boundaryless Retail” strategy, some of the rooms at Wanda, Sheraton, Beijing 5L, Greenland

EDITORIAL Leveraging peak for omni-channel retailing

As the Summer holidays draw to a traffic-jammed close, retail professionals  – many of whom are probably stuck on the M5 as we speak – are turning their attentions to Christmas and peak. So too are shoppers. But are the two aligned? Recent research by CJ