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The role of inventory management is to make sure your business has the stock it needs without overspending on stock costs.

What is the Role of Inventory Management?

By Admin | May 9, 2019

The role of inventory management is to maintain appropriate stock levels for the business’ needs, minimising wasted inventory, funds tied up in stock, and lost income through stocks dropping too low. Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers all use inventory management to achieve slightly different goals. Manufacturers & Types of Inventory Manufacturing businesses need to do more…

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Magic: the Gathering War of the Spark racks up refund expenses that could kill a small company. Don't let overselling kill your business

Inventory Management Isn’t Magic: Overselling Kills

By Admin | May 7, 2019

Last week, we talked about why inventory management is important. But also last week, Hasbro’s eBay store gave us a perfect demonstration of why overselling kills businesses. It turns out, inventory management isn’t Magic. Magic: The Gathering is one of the grandfathers of the collectible card game scene. The first sets released in 1993, and…

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Amazon inventory management software can be the difference between profit or loss for some Amazon Sellers.

What is Inventory Management Exactly?

By Admin | May 3, 2019

Why is Inventory Management Important? Inventory management oversees several processes from raw material to finished goods at the point of sale. Depending on their role in the supply chain, specific businesses may only carry out inventory management for parts of this process. Good inventory management allows companies to tie up less money in stock while…

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Argos' augmented reality app: is it the future of online retail?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 27 April – 3 May 2019

By Admin | May 3, 2019

A busy week for eCommerce news sees us pull some stories from outside the usual suspects. So what do you need to know? DPD Goes Environmentally Conscious with eBike Delivery Argos AR App: The Shape of Things to Come Amazon Set Up New UK Fulfilment Centre Zalando Customer Reach Skyrockets Over Q1 2019 Facebook Group…

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Google beats Amazon to delivery drones

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 20-26 April 2019

By Admin | April 26, 2019

Today in our weekly round-up: Google Beats Amazon to Public Delivery Drone Trials in the USA EU Pushes ‘Platform to Business’ Law Affecting Google & Amazon BuzzFeed News Publishes Major Amazon Scammer Investigation eBay vs. Amazon: The War of the Words Google Beats Amazon to Public Delivery Drone Trials in the USA The prospect of…

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Feature Upgrade: Price Overrides

By Admin | April 24, 2019

We launched our Price Overrides option in 2018. It was designed for retailers who want to offer special prices to certain customers. (The alternative was to apply a discount, but this shows as a discount.) Price Overrides allows our users to give special prices for regular customers, including trade customers. Cloud Commerce Pro automatically overrides…

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Is blockchain best for business?

Why Your Business Might Want to Keep an Eye on Blockchain

By Admin | April 24, 2019

For many people, ‘blockchain’ is just another cryptocurrency word like ‘Bitcoin’, ‘hodlgang’, and the rest. But blockchain is potentially a lot more than the technology behind Bitcoin. So, what could it mean for your business? What is Blockchain? The basics of blockchain technology: it’s a piece of software which encrypts the history of that software’s…

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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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