Amazon Supports Independent Sellers With Launch of Small Business Gift Finder

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While Amazon might be the epitome of big business, more than half of all products purchased on its UK website are actually sold by small and independent businesses. To help consumers support the 85,000+ small businesses on the online marketplace, Amazon has recently launched its Small Business Gift Finder service. As well as supporting small and medium-sized businesses, the Small Business Gift Finder helps consumers “shop local” by highlighting retailers by region. Shoppers can also easily identify products sold by small business sellers across the online marketplace by looking out for the Small Business Badge. Small Business Growth According to data released by Amazon, small business sellers on Amazon have enjoyed considerable growth over the last 12-month period, selling more… Read more »

eBay Sellers Can Now Add Up To 24 Photos to Their Listings

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, imagine the story you could tell with 24 photographs. eBay has recently announced that sellers can now include up to 24 product images in their listings for free. For those old enough to remember dropping your holiday photographs at the chemist for processing, that’s an entire roll of film in your pre-digital era camera. eBay Optimisation Strategy Images are, of course, an essential element of any eBay optimisation strategy. Therefore, if you are listing products with just one or two images (like you used to do back in the day), you shouldn’t be surprised if your eBay sales have fallen off a cliff in recent months. Careful use of images will help your… Read more »

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Black Friday Sale – Save Up To 50% on Bespoke eBay Design Services

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As a certified Gold eBay partner, Frooition offers a full range of bespoke eBay services and design packages to meet the needs of every seller. This year we are offering you our biggest Black Friday discount ever. 50% off – eBay Minimal Theme Package 35% off – eBay Advanced Listing Template Package 40% off – eBay Top Seller Listing Template Package 50% off – eBay Infinity Listing Template Package All packages come with 1 month free Frooition software access. The price also includes applying your new design template to all your existing live eBay listings. Secure your discount now before this offer expires on November 30th 2022! Professional eBay Listing Templates & Dynamic Functionality 90% of traffic on eBay goes… Read more »

Is Football Coming Home This Christmas?

Football is coming home this Black Friday and Christmas, according to a recent survey conducted by eBay Ads UK. As major sporting events go, the FIFA World Cup has always been a big draw for retailers hoping to sell everything from televisions to replica football kits, flags, face paints, and gallons and gallons of beer on the back of the tournament. While the 2022 World Cup will go down in history as an unusual (and controversial) event, resulting in many brands taking a more muted approach to the tournament, consumers are still very excited by the action on the pitch. This year’s tournament is being held outside its usual summer schedule for the first time. This change of dates means… Read more »

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Why Booming C2C Commerce Is Good News For B2C Retailers

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The parcel delivery firm Yodel has seen an exponential rise in Customer-to-Customer (C2C) Commerce deliveries stemming from online marketplaces like eBay and Vinted in recent months. The company reports it is now sending more than 600,000 C2C parcels each week. This rise represents a 132% increase since July 2022. According to Yodel, this increase in C2C business follows a sharp rise in the number of people looking to online marketplaces to either supplement their income or buy pre-loved gifts in the run-up to the festive season. Yodel’s research suggests that almost 2 in 5 (39%) UK consumers will use online marketplaces when shopping for Christmas. Speaking to journalists, Mike Hancox, CEO of Yodel, said, “Much of the growth in volumes… Read more »

Selling on eBay: The World’s Largest Auto Spares and Accessories Marketplace

eBay is the world’s largest seller of auto spares and accessories. With more than 110 million live listings, the global marketplace sells three auto spares and accessories every second of the day. When eBay can boast of such a high-performance sales channel, it’s easy to see why so many auto spares and accessories sellers flock to the online marketplace to list their products. With significant changes in the auto market, including the phasing out of petrol and diesel vehicles and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis resulting in growing numbers of drivers keeping older vehicles on the road for longer, the auto spares and accessories business is set to see unprecedented growth over the next decade. There has never been a better… Read more »

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eBay Ambassador Tasha Ghouri Launches Store of Pre-Loved Sparkle

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eBay’s pre-loved fashion ambassador Tasha Ghouri has launched a new eBay store designed to bring a little glitz and glamour into everyone’s life this Christmas. The “Store of Pre-Loved Sparkle” features more than 100 items, including pre-loved sequin dresses and accessories, as ‘good as new’ refurbished tech products, and pre-loved luxury handbags and watches covered by the online marketplace’s Authenticity Guarantee. Sustainable Shopping The former Love Island star’s new store is all part of eBay’s commitment to helping consumers make more sustainable shopping choices this holiday season. According to research by eBay, sequin dresses are typically only worn once or twice and often thrown away after just one wear. By working with such a high-profile social media influencer, eBay hopes… Read more »

eBay Saved My Business, But BigCommerce Helped It Grow

Regular readers of this blog will recall the story of Shaun O’Brien of Direct Plants and how eBay saved his business and changed his life. However, if you are new to this channel, and looking for an inspiring tale of how an entrepreneur pulled himself from the brink of poverty to building a multi-million-pound business on eBay, check out the podcast. One of the most refreshing things about speaking with Shaun was his openness about where he came from, his mistakes along the way, and how he actively embraced new opportunities as and when they presented themselves. Like many other entrepreneurs, Shaun wasn’t an eCommerce expert when he started selling online. He learned by trial and error, hard work and… Read more »

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Black Friday: Old is the New New on eBay

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Comedy is the new rock and roll, 50 is the new 30, and according to eBay’s UK boss, Murray Lambell, old is the new new this Black Friday. Speaking with the BBC, Lambell suggested that eBay will prioritise promoting second-hand and pre-loved items over new products this Black Friday. Lambell describes this new strategy, which looks a lot like how eBay used to look, as a move towards more “thoughtful consumption.” A Different Approach to Pre-Christmas Shopping According to Lambell, eBay wants to move away from the “buying for buying’s sake mentality” and focus on more sustainable shopping habits. As well as being kinder to the planet, Lambell also believes this focus on second-hand goods will help people with the… Read more »

eBay’s 2022 Holiday Season Outlook

eBay has shared some practical insights into the 2022 holiday season across various product categories. The advice, which considers how the current economic uncertainty impacts buyers and sellers, focuses on a trend eBay calls “never-before-seen intentionality.” This trend suggests that consumers haven’t stopped shopping but are actively seeking highly personal and valued items to deliver the ideal gift. Highlighting the opportunity on eBay this holiday season, Adam Ireland, VP and GM of eBay US, said, “It’s only on eBay that shoppers can get so personal – so intentional – with their gifting, and that’s what we aim to broadcast on your behalf. To put you in the strongest holiday position possible, we’re going to focus shoppers’ attention on eBay’s endless gifting… Read more »