eBay – Increasing your global reach? As buyers, we love getting a great deal on eBay, but when it comes to buying global, nothing puts us off more than those pricey courier charges. Fortunately, eBay are increasing the number of available shipping options for both domestic and international shipping! From the 1st June, eBay will be increasing the number of domestic shipping services from 3 to 4, and the number of international shipping options from 3 to 5! This is great news for eBayers, with more delivery services, it means more delivery options and overall, more competitive pricing. As an eBay Seller, you will be able to specify carrier and cost for more international buyers, not only will this increase… Read more »
The emergency budget was almost certainly bad news for most of the country, and few will remain unaffected although it’s intended that those with the lowest earnings will be hit least. Reductions in child tax credits will be reduced or removed for the highest paid workers and change to income tax will also assist lower paid workers with no benefit to higher rate tax payers. However the budget sets out a clear mandate for private businesses with measure to assist them, whilst there are no surprises that government spending in the public sector has been hit hard. There will be a two-year pay freeze for public sector workers earning more than £21,000, although the 1.7 million lower paid workers will… Read more »
As an eBay seller it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday graft of just keeping your operation running. You might be drowning in brown tape and jiffy bags and making sure you make it to the post office in time, but remember there’s a whole world out there. eBay is a walled garden. It’s busy and has millions of buyers for you. But there’s more to the internet than eBay. You can boost your eBay sales by marketing online. One of the most talked about opportunities is social media marketing. That means sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace and other activities such as blogging. Twitter has grown phenomenally in the past year or so and is now… Read more »
ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2010 – Special Discount for Frooition Customers £200 (Save £49 from standard £249 ticket price) As a sponsor of ChannelAdvisor’s Annual Catalyst event, to be held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on April 12-13, 2010, Frooition are pleased to offer their customers a special discount on event tickets. Joining Frooition at Catalyst will be senior managers from eBay, Amazon and Google as well as some of the UK’s leading online retailers. There are only 30 tickets left and these will be sold on a first come, first served basis. “Enter the discount code FROO2010“ To redeem your special discount book online at http://www.channeladvisor.co.uk/catalyst and enter the discount code FROO2010 when prompted.
eBay have recently released a great set of guides to helps sellers get on top of their game and become lean mean selling machines! Clearly a lot of effort has been spent on these guides and there is a wealth of great information to help sellers streamline operations and spend more time making money. Topics Include: Ecommerce Essentials Streamlined Listings Inventory Management Shipping Strategies Customer Relationship Management Business Optimization “Give yourself the time and resources you need to grow your business. By implementing the right processes, you’ll be able to streamline operations, keep your business running at a great pace, and free up time to plan for the future.” Excerpt from Powerup Efficiency Insert.pdf Read more great articles and get… Read more »
The UK is officially out of recession, with GDP growing a tenth of one percent in the period October to December 2009. That’s a disappointment to economists as the forecast was for four tenths, but for the country as a whole it’s still a positive indicator that the economy is starting to recover. One worry is that the economy is still fragile and there’s the possibility of a “Double Dip” recession if the recovery stalls and GDP shrinks in the first quarter of 2010. Over the last year the economy has contracted by around six to seven percent, and without a recession growth should have been around four percent so the country has seen a loss of around ten percent… Read more »
The online retail world is barely a decade old but has changed drastically in that short time. In contrast, the High Street, which has evolved slowly over hundreds of years has barely changed, but, has in fact drastically over that same decade. What’s happening? In my brief lifetime, the face of the High Street has changed drastically. The High Street was once where all retail took place. Before out-of-town retail parks and the ubiquitous hypermarket cities sprung up. Each shop specialised in its own fare; the baker, the butcher, the hardware store, the post office, the bank and the sweet shop. Shopping was conducted in a very traditional way, as it had been for generations. These were the days when… Read more »