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By Chris Dawson September 18, 2018 - 12:51 pm

New eBay mobile valuation tool celebrates iPhone 9 launch

To celebrate the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone 9 launch this September, eBay UK have launched a new mobile valuaion tool on site they say will help Brits to make up to £50 more when selling a mobile on site, compared to other outlets. Whilst

Italian luxury retailer Rinascente rolls out shopping service on WeChat to tap into Chinese sales growth

High-end Italian store Rinascente has extended its year-old On Demand WhatsApp mobile shopping concierge service to WeChat to tap into its growing Chinese customer base. The new service works in the same way as On Demand: yet, while WhatsApp is used by Customers to send requests

Instagram is building a shopping mobile app

Instagram may be building a shopping mobile app according to a report in The Verge. This comes after their move to add clickable shopping bag icons to Instagram Stories earlier this year. Don't get too excited however, there are no known release dates or even a

Amazon buys Indian payments firm Tapzo

Amazon Pay will be acquiring an Indian payment firm called Tapzo as the Seattle based company continues to expand in the world's sixth biggest economy. The buy-out will enable Amazon to further compete with other giants of ecommerce including Walmart/Flipkart and eBay for a share

Vivo draws insights from Alibaba TMIC for new Chinese smartphone

Alibaba has teamed up with smartphone manufacturer Vivo to unleash a new handset onto the Chinese market, with an expected launch date in Q4 this year. Alibaba will have an easier task in launching their smartphone than Amazon faced in the West. Amazon's first Fire Phone

Amazon Part Finder feature on iOS app in the US

Amazon have rolled out what sounds a fantastic addition to their mobile app on Apple iOS in the US - an Amazon Part Finder utility which enables you to photograph items such as screws, bolts, washers and fixings and find the correct part on Amazon. Mostly,

5 major online shopping trends of 2018

The key online shopping trends for 2018 are all technology based. While we’re already half way through the year, there’s still time to capitalise on some of the year’s top ecommerce trends, especially with the busiest trading period still to come. Currencies Direct have gathered

Celebrating 10 years of the eBay Mobile app

Despite nearly a decade passing since the release of the Motorola Razr, iPhone 3G and Nokia 3310, new research from eBay UK, which launched the eBay Mobile app in 2008, has found that our small screens are still a must-have accessory for fashionistas wanting to

Vodafone Gigabit UK 5G trial in seven cities

If you've ever been peeved at a slow phone signal then good news is coming. Vodafone, who have a 21% share of the mobile marketshare, have just announced a 5G trial in seven UK cities. Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester will be the