The eBay Business Roadshow Visits Cardiff, Wales

eBay Roadshow Cardiff Wales

The eBay Business Roadshow winds up its current run of educational events across the UK with a visit to Cardiff, Wales, on March 2, 2023. The full-day event, which takes place at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, located just 15 minutes from the Welsh capital’s city centre, is free to attend and promises an agenda jam-packed with content to help you build and grow your business on eBay and beyond. What will attendees learn? Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with eBay advisors and discuss their individual business needs on a one-to-one basis. The event will also feature the following presentations: Starting and scaling on eBay: Senior managers from across eBay will deliver top tips and guidance on growing your… Read more »

BigCommerce Multi-Storefront (MSF) Now Available to Small and Mid-Sized Retailers

BigCommerce has announced that its Multi-Storefront (MSF) service, previously only available for enterprise merchants, is now available as a self-service feature to small and midsize retailers directly within their BigCommerce store. What is the Multi-Storefront (MSF)? The MSF feature allows online retailers to use a single BigCommerce “store” to power multiple “storefronts.” Each storefront can have its own unique domain, theme, categories, web pages, social media links, price lists, email templates, and more. The settings and data for each storefront can be managed from one centralised BigCommerce control panel. By expanding the accessibility of MSF, BigCommerce retailers of all sizes now have the opportunity to manage multiple storefronts, helping them to grow sales in new regions, streamline operations for multiple… Read more »

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eBay Increase Order History View From 90 Days to 2 Years

eBay Historical Data

Regardless of whether your peak trading period falls during the last three months of the year, the summer months, or rides on the back of the good intentions that come with the new year, few businesses aren’t impacted by seasonality. Therefore, having the ability to look back at your historical sales data is vital to ensure you are making the right decisions moving forward. Historic sales data doesn’t only help you make informed stock-purchasing decisions. It enables you to better manage resources in your business, like customer services, warehousing, staffing levels, cash flow, and marketing. Sales Trends But for historical sales data to be really useful, it needs to show trends. Data that goes back 12 months only tells you… Read more »

eBay Mandates More Item Specifics Across Multiple Categories – Deadline: February 22, 2023

eBay has warned sellers in multiple categories that their products may lose visibility in eBay search if they do not update their listings with new item specifics before a deadline of February 22, 2023. With the vast majority of sales on eBay initiated via the online marketplace’s search engine, sellers must do everything in their power to ensure their listings comply with current listing best practices. This includes careful use of item specifics. What eBay Categories Will This Impact? The ruling will impact sellers in the following categories: Collectables (Figurines): Download details Parts & Accessories (Motorcycle, Scooter, and UTV/ATV): Download details Home & Garden (Candles & Home Fragrance, Home Décor, Pillows, Furniture, Window Treatments & Hardware): Download details Will This Impact Promoted… Read more »

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Shopify Raises Monthly eCommerce Subscription Fees by 34%

Shopify fees

Shopify has urged online retailers on its eCommerce platform to switch from monthly to annual payment plans to avoid a steep increase in fees from April 23, 2023. The price increase will see monthly fees across all of its plans increase as follows: Monthly Shopify Subscription Fees Basic: From $29 to $39 – an increase of 34% Shopify (Standard): From $79 to $105 – an increase of 33% Advanced: From $299 to $399 – an increase of 33% By locking into an annual agreement before the April 23 deadline, retailers will continue to enjoy current pricing for the next 12 months. However, retailers renewing annual subscription fees after the deadline will also see significant price increases. Why Is Shopify Doing This? Explaining the… Read more »

eBay Invests in Luxury Goods Resale Platform Cudoni

When you think about eBay, you probably don’t think about buying luxury goods from brands like Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Celine or Valentino. However, that opinion may be about to change. eBay is betting big on the luxury resale market with a £7.5 million ($9 million) investment in the UK-based resale platform Cudoni. eBay’s venture arm participated in the funding round, which also saw investments from The Daily Mail Group Ventures and global retail advisor and former Woolworths man Andrew Jennings. This latest round of funding brings total investment in the resale platform to £14.3 million ($17.6 million) since being founded in 2017. What Does Cudoni Do? The Cudoni platform connects millions of buyers and sellers worldwide and offers… Read more »

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UK Government Extend CE Product Marking Recognition By 2 Years


The UK Government has extended the period it will recognise European CE product marking in Great Britain for two more years. This extension will allow businesses to use UKCA or CE safety markings until 31 December 2024. UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking was introduced as part of the UK’s post-Brexit regulatory framework to ensure that products comply with safety regulations designed to protect consumers. Recognition of CE marking was due to end at the end of 2022. This news will be of particular interest to online marketplace sellers manufacturing, sourcing, and importing goods, including toys and electrical equipment, from overseas markets for sale in the UK and on the European markets (including eBay and Amazon). A complete list of products… Read more »

The eBay Business Roadshow Visits Belfast, Northern Ireland

The eBay Business Roadshow continues to wind its way around the country with its first visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 2, 2023. The full day event, which takes place at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, located just 15 minutes from Belfast city centre, is free to attend and promises an agenda jam-packed with content to help you build and grow your business. What can attendees expect to learn? In line with previous eBay Business Roadshow events, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with eBay advisors and discuss their individual business needs on a one-to-one basis. The event will also feature the following presentations: Starting and scaling on eBay: Senior managers from across eBay will deliver… Read more »

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Top Tips to Optimise Your eBay Titles

eBay Title Optimisation

Titles are one of the most important aspects of your eBay listings. You must get your titles right if you want to sell more on the online marketplace. A good eBay title not only improves your chances of appearing in eBay search. It will also influence more potential buyers to click on your items. However, mastering eBay titles can be a challenging task. With only 80 characters to work with, if you want to persuade buyers that your item is the right one for them, you will have to use each of those characters wisely. To help you write more discoverable, engaging, and profitable titles, the eBay experts at Frooition have compiled a list of top tips from our community… Read more »

BigCommerce Announces Integration for Amazon’s Buy with Prime

BigCommerce has announced in partnership with Amazon that it has launched the Buy with Prime app for BigCommerce, a new self-service integration for US merchants to easily enable Buy with Prime on their BigCommerce storefront. With shopping benefits that millions of Prime members know and trust, including fast, free shipping, Buy with Prime is shown to increase conversion by 25% on average. “With BigCommerce and Amazon’s Buy with Prime, merchants can now reach new high-intent shoppers, drive higher conversions by directly offering the Prime delivery promise on their storefront and remarket to these new shoppers to drive higher customer lifetime value,” said Sharon Gee, vice president of revenue growth and general manager of omnichannel at BigCommerce. “This integration is the… Read more »

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