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A Revolutionary Change to Parcel Delivery

A Revolutionary Change to Parcel Delivery

Howdy! Why, here’s good news for small online retailers. Starting August this year, Royal Mail will be installing 1,400 parcel postboxes across the UK to ease the process of sending parcels. After a successful trial period of this breakthrough concept last year, the courier company decided to scale it up in more cities. The parcel […]

Key Dates in 2019 for Online Sellers: Holidays from July to September

Key Dates in 2019 for Online Sellers: Holidays from July to September

Howdy! How’s your selling spree going so far? We’re almost to the third quarter of 2019, so don’t lose your momentum because a series of holidays from which you can gain additional revenues is coming up.   Aside from the much anticipated Amazon Prime Day, there other important dates that will help propel your sales […]

Amazon China to Shut Down Soon

Amazon China to Shut Down Soon

Howdy! Third-party sellers on Amazon.cn can no longer sell and receive services through the marketplace beginning 18th July. Amazon have decided to end their eCommerce business in China due to the stiff competition with Chinese e-tailers like Alibaba and JD.com. The company would rather focus on cross-border trade which will benefit Chinese retailers who sell […]

Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers Beat Their First-Party Business

Amazon’s Third-Party Sellers Beat Their First-Party Business

Howdy! In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos attributed 58% of physical gross merchandise sales on the Amazon marketplace to third-party sellers. He said third-party sales have grown from $0.1 billion in 1999 to $160 billion in 2018, which is a compound annual growth rate of 52%. On the other […]

eBay’s New Fixed-Price Policy Came Out Later Than Expected

eBay’s New Fixed-Price Policy Came Out Later Than Expected

Howdy! As announced on the 2019 Early Seller Update, eBay have moved all fixed-price listings to Good ‘Til Cancelled, albeit later than expected. The eCommerce giant initially said that by March, all fixed-price listings will be set to Good ‘Til Cancelled by default. However, they rescheduled their plan a few days before April. On 1st […]

eBay’s Retail Revival Earns Wolverhampton Retailers £2M in Sales

eBay’s Retail Revival Earns Wolverhampton Retailers £2M in Sales

Howdy! Six months after selecting the city of Wolverhampton for their Retail Revival programme in the UK, eBay announced that the partnership has delivered over £2 million in sales. The 64 retailers who took part in the scheme have experienced an average growth of 36% in year-on-year revenue since joining in 2018. What’s more, 46% […]

Poste Italiane Aims to Compete with Amazon’s Prime Delivery

Poste Italiane Aims to Compete with Amazon’s Prime Delivery

Howdy! As companies continue to aim for a big slice of the eCommerce pie, online shopping becomes easier and faster for consumers.    The tightening competition between retailers, suppliers, and logistics companies, who only have one goal in mind — to emerge as the best choice — has given online shoppers more options. Even Italy’s […]

Zalando to Shut Down Private Label Business

Zalando to Shut Down Private Label Business

Howdy! While most online retailers aspire no end to cash in on products under their own private label, and others like Amazon are actually pushing up the sales of their store brands, German e-tailer Zalando are ending their private label business. The fashion eCommerce site announced that they’re shutting down zLabels on 1st April as […]