By Chris Dawson May 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Why Tesco Direct shouldn’t deter UK Retailer Marketplaces

500 people working for Tesco are at risk of losing their jobs after the news that Tesco Direct is to shut down. Many of the 'Colleagues' as the company calls them almost certainly will as the Fenny Lock fulfilment centre is to shut down and

Tamebay comment: Is any UK retailer imaginative enough to operate an online marketplace?

The news was revealed today that Tesco Direct will be closing many of its services and with that goes the Tesco online marketplace. Over the years Tamebay has craved entry into the UK ecommerce from credible, solid, additional players to diversify the offering for third-party

Tesco Marketplace to shut along with Tesco Direct

Tesco is the third UK marketplace to shut this year, following the closure of the Halfords marketplace in April and Gameseek calling in the liquidators. Tesco say that they have conducted a detailed review of Tesco Direct, their non-food website, and has concluded that, despite best

Would Sainsbury’s Asda merger help eBay Click & Collect?

If you've watched the news in the past 24 hours you can hardly have missed the potential Sainsbury's Asda merger. In an audacious £10 billion bid, the combined company would propel the 2nd and 3rd largest UK supermarkets ahead Tesco which would lose it's crown

Do retailers understand what a marketplace is?

It's been an interesting year already with the news that Halfords marketplace is to close and the question has to be asked if retailers really understand what a marketplace is when they open one on their ecommerce website. In the UK, GAME, Halfords, Tesco and Gameseek

Tesco rolls out same-day delivery service nationwide

Tesco has announced that same-day delivery, previously only available to customers in London and the South East, will soon become available across the country and will cover 99% of towns and cities. From August, the service will allow shoppers to place orders and have them delivered

Tesco takes on Amazon with 1 hour delivery

Amazon really is shaking up the groceries market in the UK and around the world. It has Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh here in the UK that can bring comestibles right to your door. And they've also bought US supermarket Whole Foods. And there was a

Tesco suffers technical delivery glitch

Tesco home deliveries are suffering some problems today due to a technical problem. Apparently the problem is affecting the picking of orders in stores and perhaps as much as 10% of orders are experiencing problems. The deliveries are then being cancelled. There have been numerous complaints

Tesco Now launches 1-hour London deliveries

Tesco is launching one-hour deliveries in a pilot program in central London (Zones 1 and 2). Up to 20 instore products such as bread, fruit and veg, meat, frozen produce and (you'll be grateful if you've ever run out) even loo roll. The trademark 'Tesco

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