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Diamond Jubilee Medals Sold on eBay

eBay is being flooded with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, just days after the Queen awarded them to frontline services as a personal thank you. The limited edition medals were given out to members of the Forces, the Royal Household, Emergency Services personnel, prison officers and holders of the Victoria Cross and George Cross. Many people, however, have been cashing … Read more


eBay Reacts to Royal Mail Price Increases

The Royal Mail announced their most significant price increase in decades, with a First Class stamp increasing from 46p to 60p.  The increases have been brought about largely due to a 25% decrease in posted items since 2006. With the Royal Mail increasing the prices of the Second Class stamp, The Royal Mail price increase has proven unfortunate for eBay, … Read more

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PayPal to go offline for 2 hours on 19th April 2012

PayPal are set to undergo a planned maintenance cycle to upgrade their services and will happen between 4am and 6am. This meaning if you a buyer or seller you will not be able to access your PayPal account during the downtown. If you offer PayPal as a payment gateway on your website or using the PayPal Api for an app … Read more


Nissan Launches Official eBay Store

Nissan Launches Official eBay Store Nissan have launched an official merchandise and accessories shop on eBay.  Nissan are the second car manufacture to work with a e-commerce provider on an eBay marketplace; this following the success of BMW Direct. Nissan Motors, GB afters ales product Manager Omobola Dada said that when the company decided to sell on eBay, it was … Read more

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eBay Store Design

eBay Store Design, or more importantly ‘effective’ eBay Store Design is becoming an ever more essential requirement of multi channel businesses according to eCommerce experts Visualsoft. In an ever increasingly competitive multi channel environment,  retailers are looking at methods of standing out from the crowd- and they’re looking to Visualsoft to supply the solution.   eBay has long been the birthplace … Read more

eBay to Launch Ticketing Site StubHub in the UK

eBay are about to shock the ticketing industry with the launch of a new site called StubHub. StubHub will allow buyers and sellers to connect via the site and will take on the established big guns of the industry such as Seatwave and Viagogo. Stubhub was acquired in 2007 by eBay in a deal estimated to be around £197million.  StubHub … Read more


Cheap iPads on eBay

eBay has announced that one of its online retailers is selling the new iPad via its marketplace £20 cheaper than any other apple retailer. Apple’s third computer tablet was released on 16/03/2012 and was priced at £399 at many stores including apple’s own store. However eBay’s eBuyers express outlet has undercut all apple resellers by £20 making it on sale … Read more


eBay Lead the Way as UK eCommerce Sales Hit £50bn

UK eCommerce sales realised a 14% increase in 2011, with online giants eBay and ASOS posting fantastic results for the year.  Kelkoo, who announced the findings also expect the same level of growth in 2012; music to the ears of those businesses who have focused on establishing themselves online. The high street again took a battering in 2011 with a … Read more

eBay Predict $8 Billion Turnover in M-Commerce

EBay CEO John Donahoe recently announced that they expect eBay Mobile transactions to top $8 billion in 2012.  These bold predictions are based upon eBay’s huge successes, brought about chiefly through their mobile application which saw over $5  billion delivered by the platform in 2011. The growth in mobile has clearly taken even eBay aback with them effectively ripping up … Read more

Bargain Hunting Opportunities on eBay

Well, it’s that time of Year again…the presents are unwrapped, the ill fitting clothes are sitting in a corner, devoid of any receipts and the Christmas turkey has finally been thrown out after waking to a slightly off putting smell in the kitchen. What you may not immediately realise is that this is probably the very best time of the … Read more

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