Category: Amazon Selling

Jamie Iannone discusses Tech-led Reimagination of eBay – Amazon Selling

In a new Yahoo Finance presents video, eBay CEO Jamie Iannone discusses what eBay are doing to stay on top of their game during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamie talks about what he calls the Tech-led Reimagination of eBay and how they are implementing different strategies and technologies that ensure eBay are creating the best marketplace for buyers and sellers whilst utilizing the current growth in ecommerce to ensure businesses are thriving and buyers are fulfilled. Tech-Led Reimagination of eBay Jamie Iannone mentions three important points that eBay are focused on during this time. Creating the best marketplace for buyers and sellers by defending their core business. Being the seller platform of choice and listening to the voices of sellers and their ideas on the tools they need for success. Building lifelong trusted relationships with buyers. Digital transformation It is clear that eBay are focusing in on using next-gen technology like…

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Prime Day UK Results: Up 75% for SME businesses selling on Amazon – Amazon Selling

After holding Prime Day in India in August, Amazon rolled out the two-day event across 19 additional countries last week and say that they delivered big sales for small businesses and big savings for Prime members on Prime Day UK as well as the U.S., U.A.E., Turkey, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Austria, and Australia. Amazon is on track to invest $18 billion this year to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed in its store, and designed this Prime Day to support small businesses even more, including funding a promotion that helped drive over $900 million in sales for small businesses in the two weeks leading up to Prime Day. Third-party sellers, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses, surpassed $3.5 billion in sales on Prime Day – a nearly 60% year-on-year increase worldwide and impressive more than 75% in the…

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Unfulfilled By Amazon – helping retailers respond to Amazon border policy changes – Amazon Selling

Amazon border policy changes come into effect on the 1st of January 2021 and the impact will start to be felt in just a couple of weeks’ time in mid November. In this guest post today, Martin Bysh, CEO of Huboo, takes a prosaic view of what the Amazon border policy changes will mean for merchants and how they can mitigate the effect it will have on their businesses: This has been a tough 12 months for third-party Amazon marketplace sellers. At the start of year and the onset of Covid-19, the retail giant made the difficult decision to prioritise fulfilling its own stock over that of its third-party ecommerce sellers, while also restricting thousands of these businesses to selling essential items only via its platform. Now, as we approach the end of 2020 – and with Brexit looming on the horizon – Amazon has announced significant changes to the…

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Allegro Webinar: The Biggest Marketplace in Poland – Amazon Selling

With over 21 years of growth, Allegro has become a household name in Poland. It is the preferred marketplace among Polish online shoppers and is seen as the number one marketplace in Poland, as well as the 10th in the world. 80% of online shoppers choose Allegro first, with 90% of clients regularly shopping on the marketplace. It is also the most popular search engine for purchases in th

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315,000 UK start-ups open during lockdown – Amazon Selling

Lockdown had the unexpected side effect of giving rise to a leap in the number of new companies being formed in the UK, with UK start-ups opening up for ecommerce delivery leading the pack, according to a new study commissioned by Royal Mail. During the lockdown period from March to July 2020, 315,000 companies were incorporated in the UK – a 7% increase compared to the same period in 2019. In the second quarter of 2020 from April to June, 176,000 start-ups were recorded, the highest for any second quarter on record, exceeding the previous record high set in 2016. The data suggests that the unique circumstances prompted by the pandemic and the associated lockdown have prompted a spike in entrepreneurial activity. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses have been quick to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, which have resulted in more consumers shopping online. Fleet-of-foot entrepreneurs have reacted by creating new…

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Simply Noir Marketplace for black independent businesses launches in UK – Amazon Selling

Simply Noir an online marketplace & community has launched to support black independent UK businesses. The Marketplace founded by Petersfield entrepreneur Grace Trowbridge is said to be supporting black-owned independent businesses during the pandemic. “Simply Noir is a beautifully curated online marketplace and community for black-owned UK businesses. We want to be home to the most unique, stylish, and unforgettable products you have ever seen. Whilst making black & ethnic products more accessible and available to everyone everywhere. Simply Noir was founded in August this year b

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Zero to £50k powered by Volo Vision OnBuy Integration – Amazon Selling

Featured in this article from the Tamebay Guide – companies that can help you grow and manage your business. OnBuy The fastest-growing marketplace in the world with millions of buyers, OnBuy.com offers sellers risk-free selling with competitive fees and immediate payment by PayPal. Volo Commerce The Volo service and platform focus on helping you scale up your business with dedicated professional expertise and a highly comprehensive multichannel platform that maximises automation. This combination grows

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PayPal Pay in 3 buy now, pay later loans launch in UK – Amazon Selling

PayPal today announced the launch of PayPal Pay in 3, enabling UK businesses of all sizes to offer buy now, pay later payments without taking on additional risk or paying additional fees. The timing is great as we approach Black Friday in the year of a pandemic. If you already offer PayPal on your website, this appears a bit of a no brainer. There are going to be a lot of consumers who have reduced incomes due to the pandemic and this will enable them to spend beyond their immediate income for Christmas and worry about how to pay for it in the New Year, which let’s be honest is what consumers have done with credit cards for years anyway. In the mean time you get paid in full up front. Through PayPal Pay in 3, businesses can offer their customers the option of making purchases between £45 and £2,000…

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New purchasing habits drive 11% YOY online shopping growth – Amazon Selling

Royal Mail’s annual Delivery Matters study has revealed data showing that new purchasing habits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to 11% year-on-year online shopping growth in the monthly amount consumers spend online. The research reveals how online shopping has helped UK shoppers to get through the early stages of lockdown leading to the average UK shopper now spending on average £83 a month online compared to £75 in 2019. Online shopping growth Influences: Social media: Ever growing social media has influenced the increase in online purchases with 25 percent of people purchasing items online after seeing posts or comments by others. Younger shoppers and women have been the most influenced by this. Choice & Convenience: Despite the pandemic keepi

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Click & Ring – The golden years standard for ecommerce – Amazon Selling

My mum is in her mid 80s and as you might imagine not one of the earliest adopters of the Internet. However the pandemic changed all that and I immediately started doing her grocery shopping and lined up a milk man so that she could isolate. Since then however, she has discovered the joy of being able to remain independent and started doing some of her own shopping, but it’s not entirely online – she’s discovered the convenience of click & ring. My mum isn’t alone, research by global commerce agency 5874 Commerce shows that 63% think that an increased focus on online shopping risks alienating older users or those less comfortable with technology. Only 11% disagreed. A third of respondents believe ensuring accessibility for all shoppers should be retailers’ top priority right now, with only prices seen as significantly more important. Older users are likely much more likely to…

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Global parcel volume exceeds 100 billion for first time ever – Amazon Selling

Pitney Bowes have today released their latest Shipping Index which has found that global parcel volume surpassed 100 billion in 2019, reaching 103 billion. Forecasts predict that global parcel volume is likely to continue increasing due to uncertainty fueled by the global pandemic. China remains the strongest influence on the market with 63.5 billion parcels shipped in 2019. Excluding China, parcel volume increased by 6.7 percent, from 37 billion in 2018 to 39 billion in 2019. All countries except Japan saw steady growth in parcel volume. Norway’s percentage increase in parcel volume is second only to China’s, with the European country shipping 80 million parcels compared to the previous year’s 60 million. India has the third highest percentage increase after China and Norway, experiencing growth of 19 percent in parcel volume, shipping 2.8 billion parcels. Key findings: China extended its global lead in parcel volume, with 63 billion parcels and…

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