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Amazon.co.uk introduces first same-day pick-up service

Amazon.co.uk has announced an expansion of its Pick-Up Location programme which includes the introduction of its first ever Same-Day collection service.

Amazon to create 1,000 new permanent jobs at UK fulfilment centres

Amazon has announced that it will create 1,000 new permanent roles at its UK fulfilment centres in the coming months. There are currently 6,000 permanent employees in Amazon fulfilment and customer service centres in the UK.

M-Commerce to help double Europe's online retail sales between 2013 and 2019

Europe’s online retail sales will double between 2013 and 2019, according to new research from Mintel.

74% believes the High Street provides solace from isolation

74% believes the High Street provides solace from isolation

The biggest paradox of our increasingly connected lives with sofa based shopping, smartphones becoming ubiquitous and instant access to information on just about anything is that it could also be creating greater social isolation.

Scandit poised to reinvent retail landscape with new suite of mobile apps

Scandit, developer of software-based barcode scanning solution for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, has released an integrated suite of mobile apps to enhance the consumer shopping experience and retail operations.

Sitecore simplifies marketing with newest upgrade, Sitecore 8

Sitecore Symposium - Sitecore, leader in customer experience management, announced Sitecore 8, the next version of its flagship Sitecore Experience Platform.

eCards taking over the sentiment industry

For decades, people looked forward to their daily stop at the mailbox when their birthdays approached, anticipating greetings from far-off places.

New thinking in car buying

New thinking in car buying

Automotive retailing is evolving and customer expectations are changing. Today, customers visit a car dealership just 1.3 times before purchase.

Holiday bookings via tablets surges

According to research by ABTA there has been a significant increase in the use of tablets and mobiles to book holidays online in the past 12 months.

Digital services suppliers urged to register for new EU VAT service

Businesses supplying digital services across the European Union will be able to register for a new online VAT service from 20 October.

Online exporting package helps British businesses ‘sell while they sleep’

UK Businesses will have access to a new suite of services to help boost their international trade through UKTI’s new e-Exporting Programme.

25 amazing tips to help you sell more effectively via eBay

25 amazing tips to help you sell more effectively via eBay

More and more businesses are turning to eBay as a base for selling items. It offers a huge marketplace to benefit from, giving your products incredible exposure, without the hassle of an in-built webstore on an internet page.

Don’t mention the car: German brands dominate Auto Trader searches

When it comes to searches on Auto Trader, UK marketplace for new and used cars, German brands dominate. Collectively the top four brands accounted for 34.2% of searches on the site, according to figures for August 2014.

From 3 tracks of German rock to 3 billion sales - eBay UK turns 15

From 3 tracks of German rock to 3 billion sales - eBay UK turns 15

1999 was the year that Posh and Becks tied the knot, the year the Euro made its currency debut and when one in five UK homes surfed the net to the tune of dial-up. It was also the year that eBay arrived in the UK.

Arcadia signs digital partnership in China with ShangPin for Topshop and Miss Selfridge

ShangPin.com, China's first online multi-brand retailer of designer and contemporary fashion, has signed an agreement with Arcadia Group Ltd to be their first online partner inChina. Both the Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands will launch on the ShangPin.com site from September 2014.