Amazon's Profit Falls Short of Forecasts

Internal and external disruptions and problems for major brands mark most of this week’s biggest eCommerce headlines. What might you need to know to make the right business moves in the rest of Q3 2019? Amazon Profit Rises, But Misses Forecasts US DOJ Joins EU in Amazon Investigations Are Sports Direct in More Trouble than…

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Ex-Google whistleblower launches a non-profit to support tech insiders

Following Prime Day at the beginning of the week, many businesses are announcing their preparations for the future. Our top headlines include: Amazon Antitrust Investigation Launched by EU Asos Restructure Amid Profit Warnings Ex-Google Worker Creates ‘Whistleblower Non-Profit’ DHL Prepare for Christmas with Courier Surcharge Facebook Promises to Make Libra Acceptable to Regulators Dr Martens…

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It’s a week of technological innovation, connectivity, and potential legislation in eCommerce. Our top stories of the week: Will the “Amazon Tax” Launch Next Year? Amazon Transparency Aims to Cut Counterfeiting Federal Reserve Concerned over Libra Cryptocurrency Royal Mail Adopting Electric Vans in Scale Size? Brings the High Street’s Big Advantage to eCommerce Asos Introduces…

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Is Amazon's Deliveroo investment in trouble?

Amazon continues to grab headlines this week in the run-up to Prime Day, but not all of them are good. Elsewhere, Marks & Spencer and Sports Direct both make the news. Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment on Forced Hold Prime Day Losses to Be Passed on to Grocery Brands Business Prime is Coming to the UK Is…

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The new Cloud Seller Pro site is live for new customers

Our child company, Cloud Seller Pro, launched a revamped and revised website today to accompany their newly-announced Cloud Seller Pro Partner Program. Cloud Seller Pro, which is a Google Technical Partner, specialises in eCommerce marketing, especially through Google Shopping and Amazon Advertising. The new Partner Program is built around a state-of-the-art new proprietary algorithm, built…

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Amazon Prime Day is backed by a larger Amazon Air fleet

This week sees major retail drama around the Prime Day date, as well as big plans from Instagram, Shopify, and Asos. We’ll be looking at: Amazon Prime Day and eBay’s ‘Crash Sale’ Amazon Air Hits 70 Jets Asos Pushes Sustainability Fulfilled by Shopify? New Fulfilment Network Launched Instagram’s Retail Roadmap Laid Out Amazon Prime Day…

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Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra has been officially unveiled for a 2020 launch.

It seems to be a monthly occurrence at this point, but another major digital company is announcing major cryptocurrency news. Last month the speculation was all on eBay, but this time around it’s Facebook who have announced a new cryptocurrency to be called Libra. Libra will not technically be owned by Facebook, but it’s the…

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Uber applies for delivery drone permissions

In the news this week: Uber Gets into Drone Delivery Game IKEA’s New Virtual Reality App Set for Launch £400 Million Public Sector Deal with Amazon Announced Amazon Echo Show 5 May Change the Game Amazon Cuts Back Further on Smaller Vendors Uber Gets into Drone Delivery Game Uber has been experimenting with money-making opportunities…

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The Google Partners Growth Summit, a second Royal Mail daily delivery, and more in our round-up of eCommerce news.

This week, the stories we’re looking at include: Google Partners Growth Summit EMEA Hosted in London Royal Mail Brings Back Second Daily Delivery PayPal Lays Plans for Expansion Once eBay Divorce is Over eBay Managed Payments Increases Fees Ford’s Plans for “Last 50 Feet” Delivery Automation Louis Vuitton Uses Blockchain to Fight Counterfeiting Google Partners…

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For Royal Mail customers, the hunt for an alternative to NetDespatch is on.

On the 31st May this year, Royal Mail will be shutting down NetDespatch’s ability to print Royal Mail labels. This leads many to wonder what alternatives to NetDespatch are available. The third-party company was bought by the Royal Mail, but is now being phased out in favour of other in-house companies (or simply using Click…

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Amazon Sellers hacked in 2018: How, and what can you do to stay safe?

Between May and October last year, around 100 Amazon sellers lost money due to a widespread hacking operation. The news broke late last week when Bloomberg reported on a document filed with UK courts last November. The filing has only just been made public. Inside the Amazon Hack Beginning on May 16th, 2018, hackers diverted…

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This week our eCommerce roundup includes eBay news: compensation for Magic players, a pop-up high street shop, and more.

In the news this week: Hasbro & eBay confirm compensation for Magic mess-up eBay UK reaches 25 million visitors per month eBay moves into UK high streets Etsy prepares push to compete with bigger marketplaces YouTube to introduce shoppable videos Amazon UK introduces ‘Shipping Region Surcharges’ Hasbro & eBay Confirm Compensation for Magic Mess-Up Following…

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