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Could Google's new Cloud for Retail compete with Amazon Web Services?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 13-19 April 2019

By Admin | April 18, 2019

Today in the round-up: Probe into Online Reviews Google Launches ‘Cloud for Retail’ Amazon Out of China Amazon Cuts Promotion for Own Brands Changes in ‘Refund Culture’; PayPal Change Terms In-App Shopping Comes to Instagram Probe into Online Reviews Continues Which? magazine is continuing its investigation into fake reviews on Amazon. We looked in detail…

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These headphones had a great rating, but I can't hear anything; the problem with fake Amazon reviews.

Fake Amazon Reviews Continue: A Closer Look

By Admin | April 16, 2019

Fake Amazon reviews. Just how big a problem are they for Amazon sellers? Earlier this month we looked at Amazon’s practice of review bundling and how it’s unfortunately allowed low-value products to benefit from reviews of high-quality equivalents. A lot of the information we used came from Which? magazine’s investigation. Which? has released a new…

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Could Microsoft be fielding a 'Shopify Rival' soon?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 6-12 April 2019

By Admin | April 12, 2019

Welcome to the first in a new series of weekly news blogs looking at recent developments in the eCommerce world. Today: Microsoft & Squarespace move into the eCommerce CMS Market “Shipping with Amazon” begins trials in the USA Amazon Sellers gain more control over how they add and market products Amazon Seller Central reduces referral…

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What are your UK Mail alternatives, and which ones does your system work with?

UK Mail Packets Closure – What Are Your Alternatives?

By Admin | April 10, 2019

If you’re a UK Mail customer who frequently uses their Packets service for your shipping, yesterday’s email notice that the service is coming to an end is probably something of a shock. For many businesses, finding an alternative, putting them to the test, and being ready to continue with no service interruptions in less than…

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Many of these packages may cost Amazon Sellers less to sell under new reduced referral fees.

Amazon Sellers to Take Advantage of New Referral Fees

By Admin | April 9, 2019

Following a successful trial in American markets this February, Amazon is reducing referral fees for multiple product categories in the UK and the EU. Amazon’s share of retail is huge – over £4 in every £100 spent in the UK is spent on Amazon. Only four companies beat that; Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Asda and Morrisons. Outside…

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Are Amazon reviews as trustworthy as they should be? As fake reviews are being produced at scale, it seems like there are issues to watch for.

Amazon Review Bundling Leads to Outcry

By Admin | April 8, 2019

The Amazon Which? Hunt UK consumer rights magazine Which? has turned its attention to customer reviews on Amazon and how they affect sales. We recently looked at how the retail giant is taking on counterfeit products, but reporting from multiple sources indicates that review manipulation may be just as big a problem – and some…

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The Full Story: Amazon’s “Vendor Purge”

By Admin | March 18, 2019

Two weeks ago, Amazon stopped buying from its Vendors. The change was abrupt and had no warning – one day, the weekly purchase order just wasn’t there for tens of thousands of Vendors. A week later, many of these Vendors were reinstated. However, not only did some not return, but Amazon has pushed those who…

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CRaP products cut down on profits even for Amazon. Don't fall down the same trap.

AmazonWatch: CRaP Product Policy Changes

By Admin | March 12, 2019

Over the past week, Amazon has been addressing everything from Amazon Vendors to Fulfilment by Amazon. There seems to be a common thread, though – CRaP products. CRaP is internal Amazon jargon. It stands for Can’t Realise a Profit. CRaP products are items they recognise the demand for, but which they can’t produce a good…

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A new Royal Mail study shows online retail is only growing more important to UK businesses

State of the Art in UK Retail 2019

By Admin | March 5, 2019

Three quarters of all UK SMEs have a dedicated ecommerce site of their own, according to a new study conducted by the Royal Mail. But only 47% of online retailers also sell in brick-and-mortar stores. It looks clear that we’ve reached the tipping point where online sales are now more important than those through a…

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New Report Recommends Higher Taxes for Online Retailers

By Admin | February 22, 2019

Could higher taxes for online retailers be the solution to the woes of the British high street? Looking to the Future A new government report addresses the future of the British high street retail sector. It makes sweeping recommendations to support high street retailers against the perceived threat of online retail outlets. Among its recommendations:…

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Warehouse News Forecasts Picker Automation

By Admin | February 18, 2019

“There seems no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) looks set to transform robotic item picking into a reliable and affordable reality.” In their latest edition, Warehouse News has been looking at oncoming warehouse automation. In an increasingly competitive market, many industry leaders are backing research and trials for better automation. They have good reason, too.…

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Sync with Anything Using Cloud Commerce Pro Workflows

By Admin | February 13, 2019

Cloud Commerce Pro can now be set up to sync to other systems in your stocking and ordering processes as needed. At the heart of this process is the new Workflows tool. Our cloud functionality lets you send or receive the data from any location. Connect via FTP SFTP API EDI Central Hub Cloud Commerce…

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