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Amazon Make an Offer Facility

Amazon has taken a leaf from eBay's book and launched a new feature that enables consumers to negotiate the price of goods. Aptly named 'Make an Offer', the facility will be available on selected items featuring on a dedicated microsite.   Peter Faricy, vice president of Amazon Marketplace, called the feature a "game changer" for customers who want great prices on rare and unique goods. He also...

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What is a multi-channel retailer?

When 2014’s most profitable shopping day brought in an unbelievable £810 million from online sales alone, the world realised that eCommerce was having a moment. Black Friday, followed by Cyber Monday, were two of the biggest shopping days in the commerce calendar which until a few years ago, would have been unthinkable before the Christmas period.   It makes sense for retailers then to have a presence...

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Selling on Amazon During Christmas

For many Amazon and eBay sellers, Christmas is the busiest time of the year; however, it can also be the most competitive. With millions of sellers scrabbling to cash in on the seasonal rush, it can be easy to get lost in the mix. So, to help you make the most of your eBay listings this festive period and ensure your online store enjoys a...

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eBay Parcel Delivery Companies

Although eBay started out life as virtual auction house, the e-commerce giant is now a bustling online marketplace that attracts consumers from every corner of the globe. It also helps many small British business owners stay afloat, with recent figures suggesting over 200,000 online entrepreneurs rely on eBay to keep themselves in business. Luckily, eBay are mindful of these small business leaving them for other...

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Selling on eBay During Christmas

Every Christmas it seems that there's a must-have toy, and with both online and traditional stores having to share the stock, it's increasingly hard to get hold of them. However, if you have the patience, or even just a stroke of luck, you may be able to get one of these rare toys to sell on for a profit. For Christmas 2014, the toys of...

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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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