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What Are HS Codes (and Why Do They Matter)?

By April 2019, every package on all international shipping will be chasing electronic notifications with HS codes travelling ahead.

In one of our recent updates, we added HS code support. We’re well ahead of the April 2019 deadline when they will be required for international shipping. But isn’t it a little surprising for a system introduced in 1988 to make headlines three decades later? The Harmonized System The ‘HS’ in HS codes stands for…

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Parcelhub Expands Supply Chain Outsourcing Options

Integrated labels and a new fulfilment service suggest 2019 will be a big year for Parcelhub

It’s easy to see now that Parcelhub’s New Year Resolution was to make it easier for their customers to use them. Integrated Labels In early January they rolled out an integrated label system – now picking sheets, packing slips, and shipping labels are produced on a single sheet of paper. This kind of integrated, streamlined…

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AmazonWatch: Slow Growth Forecasted

Amazon's growth in early 2019 isn't meeting analyst forecasts. What does this mean for you?

Months after Amazon’s market value broke the trillion-dollar barrier, immediately after a record performance for the holiday period, the firm has forecast reduced growth this quarter. Investor concerns have led to Amazon’s share price dropping by almost 5% during after-hours trading on the 31st. The price dropped from 1750 to a low of 1623.90 over…

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eBay Watermarks Policy Change: Update

We reported back in September, eBay’s new ‘Picture Policy’ update, and their intention to begin enforcing the removal of listings that contained images with watermarks from the 1st March 2018. Since then, eBay have received a lot of negative criticism from individual sellers and focus groups, which they seemed to have listen to. And have…

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My eCommerce Predictions for 2017

If the world of eCommerce in 2017 progresses as quickly as 2016 we could be living in quite a different world by the time we sing Auld Lang Syne again. The space is flooded with new technology while the millennial customer’s disposable income increases. It’s actually incredibly exciting, while being a little bit scary at…

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A Review of Ecommerce in 2016

2016 may have been a horrendous year for celebrities but it was a defining year for eCommerce. A lot of trends materialised while predictions from as far back as 2012 came true. 2016 set the pace for the development of ecommerce and the speed was at breakneck level throughout. It seemed that only the best…

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September – Top 5 Ecommerce News Stories

The top five stories that stood out this month in the world of ecommerce and where you can find out more about these headlines. August & September were very busy times in the world of eCommerce media as many technology changes were afoot along with adaptations to mobile algorithms by Google, that have sent many online…

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