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Don’t believe the hype: Internet shopping is good for the High Street

Remember Blockbuster? They had a chance to buy Netflix for $50m, or team-up with Lovefilm (now part of Amazon Prime Video). They didn’t, they went bust, and everybody blamed the internet… as opposed to terrible management choices. Every time a big High Street brand of yesteryear goes to the wall, much of the media reporting […]

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Who will Amazon buy next? Not who you think… and what does Richard Branson have to do with it?

Here’s an interesting thing I discovered. If you type www.relentless.com into your web browser, guess where it leads… (spoiler alert)… it’s Amazon.com. And it’s also a big clue as to what we should expect from the online marketplace giant as it continues to push deeper into the world of brick-and-mortar retail, groceries and pretty much […]

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How Amazon is changing the SME food business: The secret to a Hybrid Sales & Surgical Marketing strategy

Amazon’s push into the UK grocery and fresh produce markets isn’t unexpected, and it might not even appear like a major shift in the food industry… but appearances can be deceiving. The growth of the online marketplace has thrown the old conventional wisdom of wholesalers and supermarkets out of the window for many SME food […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #18

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s plans for its Business Prime service, its plans for coping with the upcoming seasonal demand, eBay’s Instant Selling feature and more! Amazon adding perks to its Business Prime offering Amazon has announced that it is adding in some new perks for subscribers to […]

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Who should Amazon buy…… M&S?

Somehow, M&S have become the high street equivalent of U2. Like the legendary stadium rockers’ seminal The Joshua Tree album, Marks & Sparks used to be relevant. However, just as U2 had to virtually hack your iPhone to give their albums away, the legendary M&S brand is struggling to break into the modern shopper’s consciousness. […]

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Think the High Street brands have been hit hard? E-commerce is next…

BHS. ToysRUs. Maplin. House of Fraser. Marks & Sparks. My dear old grandmother would be turning in her grave to think these staples of every Great British high street across the land are shutting, cutting and closing. Not that she was a big Maplin shopper, but she loved the rest. However, even my dear old […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #17

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at claims Amazon has been manipulating reviews, its first UK pop-up store, stats regarding eBay’s Managed Payments and more! Has Amazon been manipulating its own brand reviews? Amazon has been accused of manipulating reviews for its own brand products to ensure that they are promoted […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #16

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at eBay’s accusation that Amazon has been using a scheme to tempt sellers to use its platform, Amazon’s private label growth, Facebook’s smart speakers set to rival Amazon Alexa and Google Home and more! eBay accuses Amazon of poaching its sellers eBay has accused rival […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #15

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s recent pay increase announcement, its 4-star store in New York, eBay’s new drag and drop search and more! Amazon increases pay for workers Amazon has announced this week that it is to raise the minimum wage for its employees in America and the […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #14

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s recent Alexa updates including a voice assistant microwave, its latest launch in Turkey, Snapchat’s feature enabling users to search for Amazon products and more! Amazon’s latest Alexa devices Amazon has announced a range of new products which are all connected to the internet […]

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Amazon End of Year and Christmas Promotions – Should You Take Part?

The holiday time is something everyone gets excited about, and so should sellers. Amazon has massive sales potential with 52% of consumers opting to search for products first on Amazon vs Google, so it should be a major focus of your e-commerce efforts. Every year, Amazon offers opportunities for sellers to offer additional promotions and […]

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Amazon’s advertising consolidation – what you need to know

It was first reported a month or so ago, but Amazon has now confirmed its plans to consolidate and restructure its advertising businesses. Amazon has announced the retirement of the names Amazon Media Group (AMG), Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) and Amazon Advertising Platform (AAP). Instead, these will all fall under the Amazon Advertising name. The […]

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