Monthly Archives: February 2013

eBay lowers 1st and 2nd Class delivery estimates

eBay is testing a change its delivery time estimates shown to customers to bring them into line with commitments given by Royal Mail for schedules of delivering first and second class parcels. Continue reading

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British shoppers spend £7.5bn via mobile devices in 2012

Britons took to mobile shopping in a big way in 2012, the total of £7.5billion spent via mobile devices accounting for 12 per cent of total online sales. Continue reading

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Is e-commerce in crisis?

The last few months have been a difficult time for high street traders. Big-name chains including Blockbuster and HMV have suffered high-profile financial trouble, and bricks-and-mortar retail sales have come under intense pressure from a combination of changing consumer habits … Continue reading

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Beyonce tickets flood eBay – with up to 20x mark-up

Were you unlucky not to get tickets for Beyonce’s UK shows later this spring? Well there are plenty currently being offered for sale on eBay – at asking prices of up to £1,000 each. Continue reading

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Nokia unveils new cut-price phone

The last few years haven’t been all that kind to Nokia. The advent of Apple’s multi-million selling iPhone – and the smartphone revolution more generally – really seemed to catch the company on the back foot for a while, but … Continue reading

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Quarter of people use their smartphones to shop

More than a quarter of UK smartphone owners have used their devices to shop online, according to new figures. Continue reading

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TNT Post seeks partner for door to door UK mail service

Dutch-owned parcels and business mail delivery company TNT is said to be looking for a partner or fellow investor to help it launch a complete, end-to-end private mail service in the UK. Continue reading

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Amazon tops US customer satisfaction survey

A leading report of customer satisfaction over the service received from the biggest online retailers has seen Amazon placed top of the pile. Continue reading

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Mitchell’s ‘plebgate’ bike up for sale on eBay

The bicycle at the heart of a political storm which led to former chief whip Andrew Mitchell resigning from the cabinet has appeared on eBay. Continue reading

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Amazon launches dedicated PS4 page

Online retailer Amazon has gone live with a new page dedicated to the recently-announced Sony Playstation 4 games console. Continue reading

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