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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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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #13

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon launching food and drink in Mexico, a new ad-supported video service for Fire TV owners, Alibaba extending its healthcare capabilities and more! Amazon to launch food and drink sales in Mexico It has been announced that Amazon is to begin selling food and […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #12

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Alibaba’s exploration into a joint venture with Reliance Retail, Amazon considering setting up an insurance comparison site, Amazons ad business secret weapon and more! Alibaba…the world’s fastest growing economy? China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has initiated talks with Reliance Retail Ltd to form a […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #11

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s ‘misleading’ delivery claims, its continued expansion into healthcare, eBay’s Retail Revival and more! Amazon’s one-day delivery claim deemed misleading The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Amazon’s advert for its one-day delivery for Prime members after deeming it ‘misleading’. The ASA received 280 […]

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Top 5 Marketplace Takeaways of the Week #10

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s decision to merge its ad business into one platform, further furore over its tax bill in the UK, eBays Autumn 2018 Seller Report and more! Amazon to consolidate its ad businesses Amazon is looking to consolidate its ad businesses into one platform to […]

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