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Selling On Amazon UK Forum

In addition to selling products through their own warehouses, Amazon allows users to sell their own products through the site. If you’ve got a few books that you never read, for example, you can put them up on Amazon and try to get some of your money back. This process isn’t quite like eBay, however, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching this...

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New administrative headquarters at Colwick Quays in Nottingham

Parcelhub expands to new administrative headquarters   Through late 2014 and January 2015 we saw an addition of 20 new customer services, software development and administrative staff members. To cope with this increase, Parcelhub has expanded to an additional headquarters at Colwick Quays in Nottingham.   Introducing the Parcelhub Blog   2014 saw the introduction of a new blog to the Parcelhub website, which covers the latest Amazon, eBay and eCommerce...

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10 Biggest Amazon Sellers in the World

2 of the top 10 largest Amazon sellers in the world are based in the UK   A recent article from WebRetailer covered the largest Amazon sellers in the world. Within that report was detail on the busiest of these e-businesses which are based in the UK.   Out of the top 10 largest Amazon sellers in the world, the largest was Macclesfield-based DVD and CD seller Zoverstocks, with...

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Should i offer free shipping on my website?

A growing number of online businesses are offering free shipping to their customers, and you may be wondering if you should jump on the free shipping bandwagon. There is certainly evidence to show that free shipping offers generate more sales, but retailers need to weigh the associated costs against the projected benefits.   If you have done any online shopping yourself, you have probably encountered a number...

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Shipping Fragile Items UK

Shipping fragile merchandise is often difficult, but the right preparation can make a huge difference. Here are 10 great tips for making sure the things you ship make it there with no issues.   1) Choose a box that is rigid yet lightweight   The box or container you choose should be strong and rigid, yet light enough to keep your postage costs to a minimum.   Choose a box that...

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Difficult Customers on eBay

Every time someone passes through the virtual doors of your online shop-front, one of the first things they look at is your feedback rating. It's a quick, hassle-free method of determining how trustworthy you are, offering passers-by a detailed breakdown of how well you communicate with your customers, how speedy your delivery is, and the general condition of the items you sell. Predictably, most buyers...

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Amazon UK Shipping Figures Compared and Contrasted with the UK Market

Amazon is not the most transparent of companies. The ecommerce giant likes to keep its lips sealed over most of its private data, including profits, sales and growth. However, in a shock move, the website has released some data related specifically to Amazon Marketplace and its ever expanding network of third party sellers.   In a statement released earlier this week, Amazon revealed that in 2014 it...

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Common eCommerce Startup Mistakes

Online retail has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. When the internet first came onto the scene, however, people were dubious about buying goods online. Thankfully, that mistrust was short-lived, and it wasn't long before entrepreneurs realised the potential of ecommerce, finally seeing a way to beat brick-and-mortar outlets at their own game.   As a result, eCommerce has rocketed in popularity, with an...

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Increasing eCommerce Sales

At Parcelhub we're dedicated to helping small businesses, offering invaluable tips and tricks in a bid to help their online store-fronts find success.   One thing we've noticed many small businesses struggle with during their first forays into the world of e-commerce is converting browsers into buyers. Of course, any traffic coming to your website is good, but in order to capture the market, beef up your...

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eBay PayPal Split Forum

It seemed to be a match made in heaven. The online market eBay and the online payments giant had previously been completely inseparable. Despite pressure to split from both internal and external sources, eBay and PayPal had remained resolutely as one ever since eBay purchased PayPal back in 2002 for a cool $1.5 billion (about £963 million).   That is all to change, however, as eBay announced...

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