By Chris Dawson May 17, 2018 - 11:30 am

Royal Mail shares dip after full year results released

Royal Mail shares slipped by just under 5% this morning following the release of their results for the full year ended 25 March 2018. Adjusted operating profit was down 2.5% to £694 million, although they saw a 2% increase in revenues. Royal Mail say that

GS1 Standards and how they revolutionised retail

GS1 standards have been powering the retail world for many decades since 1976. You probably don't think much about the humble barcode when you're in the supermarket and hear the bleeps as your purchases are scanned, but it's the power of GS1 standards that makes

Royal Mail 2D barcodes could soon expose eBay to more Money Back Guarantee cases

A Tamebay reader has some interesting background information regarding eBay and Royal Mail tracking. It appears likely that eBay might be exposing themselves to a larger number of claims under the eBay Money Back Guarantee than in the past. To understand what's changing we need to

Royal Mail 27th March 2017 Business Price Rises

Royal Mail's price increases for businesses are never as clear cut as those for consumers as the overall price rise may differ dependent on the service you use and/or your posting profile. The headline price changes are: Royal Mail 24 and Royal Mail 48 Prices for Royal

Can you edit EAN on Amazon products without affecting reviews?

Prabhat Shah at DaytodayeBay is, as the name suggests, an eBay expert but has also been working with Amazon sellers since 2009 and can help you accelerate your online sales. Today Prabhat shares that you can update your EAN's (GTIN) on Amazon: Can you edit EAN on

Alibaba Group now using GS1 standards

Alibaba have announced that they will be requesting GTINs and use GS1 data pool standards from seller on their platforms. By inviting brand owners to adopt GS1 standards, Alibaba are recognising the huge benefits that standards can bring, including managing their supply chain efficiently, complying with

Why we don’t like eBay Product Identifiers

Last week I wrote that sellers are failing to complete the Product Identifiers that eBay are requesting (and in some categories, insisting) they add to their listings. Many of you have told us in no uncertain terms that you don't like the mandate so today we're

Sellers are ignoring eBay’s Product Identifier requirements

We all know that ticking all the boxes on your eBay listing template and filling in Item Specifics and Product Identifiers is tedious. It takes time, it's sometimes a pain to find the relevant information. When you've got hundreds (or thousands) of listings to complete

Amazon mandate that sellers use GS1 barcodes have started to crack down on Product Identifiers. They have mandated that the only valid Universal Product codes (UPC) are those supplied by GS1, the global authority for issuing Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN, the numbers behind the bar code. Amazon have said "We verify

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