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Phenomenal Sales at Amazon on Black Friday in the UK

The European eCommerce sector grew by 18.1% in 2014, feeding the ever-hungry giant that is Amazon.     Black Friday may have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this past weekend; the boys in blue called to defuse riots in the aisles at shopping centres in Manchester, and consumers whipping themselves into a murderous frenzy at the prospect of cheap flat-screen TVs, but eCommerce platforms...

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eBay Millionaires 2015 UK

Growth opportunities for eBay sellers Do you feel up to the challenge of boosting your online sales by as much as 25 percent? E-commerce giant eBay has faith that its sellers can do just that, throwing down the gauntlet and challenging specially selected vendors to meet personalised goals and sales targets. The initiative has been designed to motivate sellers and, as an added incentive, users who...

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eBay and Amazon Inventory Management   With the holiday shopping season well underway we've been talking to the folks at Seller Dynamics who help retailers maximise their sales, not just at Christmas but all year round. The cloud based system allows retailers to enjoy cross border sales, increased profits, and to list unlimited SKUs over Amazon, eBay, Play, Tesco and Fnac marketplaces. Featuring the best of breed...

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How to get cheaper parcel delivery than Royal Mail Hermes Yodel DHL Parcelforce eBay Amazon FBA

Many eCommerce businesses make the same assumption - the best price for shipping will always come when you book direct. They then spend countless hours setting up small business accounts with many of the big names in shipping, only to find that the quotes they get are higher than they've quoted their customers.   The reason for this is that even with an account, you won't be...

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The benefits of sending your items to new markets can include increased revenue and global brand awareness

Despite what some naysayers would have us believe, eBay remains a valid option for those wishing to make some serious money from buying and selling products. Okay, the competition has certainly increased ten-fold, but if you have a decent product and, more importantly, an interested audience, you can still earn a good living by using this mega e-commerce site as a portal for your particular...

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How to Reduce Shipping Rates by 80 percent

With annual growth at over 20%, Parcelhub is becoming one of Britain's best known multiple parcel carrier firms. 2014 has seen the introduction of two brand new 'collection and distribution hubs' in Coventry, and Dinnington, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in addition to new operations in Reading, Berkshire, along with the Parcelhub headquarters in Nottingham. This expansion gives businesses within a 50 mile radius of these new areas...

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Beginner's Guide to Selling on eBay

Who invented eBay? eBay was founded and conceptualized by serial entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar in 1995. Born in Paris to Iranian parents, Pierre emigrated to the USA and began studying computer coding in his 20s, soon to become a tour de force in the emergent e-commerce sector. What is eBay? eBay is a global marketplace where you can buy and sell almost anything. Sales are both under the traditional...

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Failed Delivery Return to Sender Yodel

The UK has (by quite some margin) the largest e-commerce industry in the European Union. According to the 2014 eCommerce sector report from IMRG (the association of eCommerce), 'IMRG Valuing Home Delivery Review 2014', the overall cost of delivery failures for e-retailers in UK could reach a total value of £771 million.   However, despite being such a high figure, the total cost of failed deliveries has fallen...

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The Future of eCommerce Logistics

The explosive growth of e-commerce creates many opportunities for the logistics industry. Today, a growing number of consumers expect fast and free shipping. In addition, there are increasing demands for flexibility to choose from a range of carriers. Major advances in the IT industry and the dominance of smart devices may have contributed to this changing mindset. Logistics companies must adapt to market needs and possess the ability to...

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