In an attempt to rival loyalty programs such as Amazon Prime, eBay have started trials of their own membership scheme.
Online retailing giant eBay have started trialling their very own membership scheme, currently nicknamed eBay+, to rival the likes of Amazon Prime.
The brand new proposal, which is currently being tested in parts of Germany, offers members free shipping and faster parcel deliveries, with the program ...read more
Research by eBay has recently shown that the North of England is streaking ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to online retailing figures.
The North of England has overtaken the rest of the UK for online retailing, according to a new report by eBay’s Public Policy Lab.
Despite the booming retail hub in London, the report from online giant eBay has shown that Greater Manchester is home to the largest concentration of small online busines ...read more
HMV continues its fightback by launching an online shopping platform.
HMV is planning to launch an e-commerce website in the next few weeks, which will allow the public to purchase from them online for the first time since they went into administration in 2013.
Two years ago the media high street giant collapsed after struggling with £170 million of debt. More than 220 ...read more
New details of Amazon’s drone parcel delivery plans have emerged.
The United States Patent Office has published further details on the Amazon Prime Air delivery service, which gives specifics on how the drones would work.
According to the document, the parcel delivery drones will be able to detect and lock onto a signal from the smartphone of the person who is expe ...read more
Homebase is the latest retailer to make a big online push.
One of the UK’s largest home and garden retailers, Homebase, has updated its website to include IBM Commerce software in order to enhance the experience of its customers, all through the integration of online, in-store and mobile shopping.
Homebase currently offers over 38,000 different home and gard ...read more
By selling unwanted goods, students could net themselves more than £6K each.
A study by online auction site eBay found that British students own a collective £8.46 billion worth of gadgets.
The survey asked 1,000 students up and down the country to tot up what gadgets they had, and the results were used to create the university ‘rich list’.
eBay found that Birmingham Universit ...read more
Amazon customers will need to spend £20 in order to receive free delivery.
Amazon have doubled the minimum amount that customers will have to spend before their order is eligible for free delivery in the UK.
Customers will now have to spend £20 on goods across the Amazon site before shipping costs are covered.
The move comes after the company reported a loss of £36 million i ...read more
Audi’s latest idea could revolutionise parcel delivery, but will the public buy into the concept?
A pilot project involving Audi, DHL Parcel and Amazon Prime will allow customers to have parcels delivered straight to their car.
With the use of GPS tracking technology and a one-off code, the delivery service DHL will have access to select car models for dropping off items bought online. The new, f ...read more