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How To Stop Overselling Your Stock Online

Aimee Goodsall | February 24, 2017 | Comments

Having to deal with angry customers is often inevitable, however when it is the result of them being sold a product that isn’t actually available, well that is something that can largely be avoided. The reality is, listing unavailable stock and overselling a product doesn’t benefit anyone, least of all you as the seller, in fact it can have catastrophic results on both your reputation and sales performance.

Now while it may seem easier said than done, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you have the processes in place to avoid it, or at least significantly reduce the occurrence of overselling.  

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Topics: ecommerce best practices, inventory management software

Linnworks Announce CrazyLister.com Integration

Will Bowes | February 23, 2017 | Comments

We are excited to announce a brand new partnership with eBay template designer CrazyLister. Crazylister.com provide easy-to-create HTML listings which can be directly pasted into Linnworks in only a few simple clicks. Using CrazyLister’s straighforward WYSIWYG editor, you can create beautiful HTML listing templates without the need to learn HTML or pay a designer.

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Topics: Linnworks News, Linnworks Partners, Linnworks Updates

Fulfilment By Amazon: Do The Benefits Of FBA Outweigh The Fees?

Aimee Goodsall | February 16, 2017 | Comments

While Fulfilment by Amazon, otherwise referred to as FBA, is successfully used by businesses of all sizes, there are a number of factors you should be considering prior to using the programme. The fact is, FBA does of course come at a cost and you will need to assess whether the associated fees are viable not only for your business as a whole, but specifically your individual products.  

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Topics: Amazon, selling on Amazon, eCommerce, online marketplace, FBA

Upcoming webinar: eBay Listing with Linnworks

Will Bowes | February 10, 2017 | Comments

Following the recent discontinuation of Turbolister and eBay’s increase in rules and regulations for listing on the marketplace, it is more important than ever to ensure that you are using a listing tool to its full capability. On Wednesday 15th February at 3PM (GMT), one of Linnworks' expert product specialists will be running a free webinar, designed to help you get the most from the eBay listing tool within Linnworks.

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Topics: Linnworks 'How To', eBay

4 Ways To Increase eCommerce Sales This Valentine's Day

Aimee Goodsall | February 6, 2017 | Comments

Valentine’s Day is now just around the corner and if you’ve not already started thinking about how you can leverage the eCommerce opportunity around this holiday, there’s a high chance you will miss out on valuable sales. To help you prepare both your website and marketplace listings for the potential surge in sales, we’ve provided you with some actionable tips that you should start thinking about.

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Topics: eCommerce

Best Practices For Reducing Stock Levels & Avoiding Stock-Outs

Lokad | February 2, 2017 | Comments

This is a guest post from Joannes Vermorel, Founder of Lokad.

While inventory optimisation is one of the cornerstones of eCommerce profitability, it is often easier said than done. The reality is, when it comes to eCommerce, the demand can be both intermittent and erratic, after all the number of items sold is often much larger than a traditional store of a comparable size. As a result, traditional forecasting methods and traditional inventory optimisation methods simply aren’t effective.

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Topics: inventory management, ecommerce best practices, eCommerce

eBay Delays Product Identifier Mandate

Aimee Goodsall | February 1, 2017 | Comments

Back in their Autumn 2016 statement, eBay announced that they would be requiring all sellers to include at least one product identifier in all new or manufacture refurbished listings, as of February 2017. You should, however, be aware that this mandate has in fact been postponed and as a seller you will not be required to include this information until later on in the year.

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Topics: eBay, eCommerce News, eCommerce, online marketplace

Selling In Spain: The Top Marketplaces & eCommerce Expectations

Aimee Goodsall | January 24, 2017 | Comments

If you’re looking to grow your business internationally, the Spanish market is certainly one worth considering. After all, with an eCommerce market worth €18.2 billion, not to mention the fact that 41% of the population are already shopping online and a further 61% of those shoppers are willing to purchase from international sellers, there is a significant opportunity for cross-border trade in this country.

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Topics: Cross Border Trading, eCommerce, online marketplace, International Selling

Why You Need A Bulk Listing Tool

Aimee Goodsall | January 18, 2017 | Comments

If you are listing at scale when selling online, without the use of a bulk listing tool, chances are you are wasting a huge amount of valuable time. Time, which could otherwise be spent focusing on growing your eCommerce business.

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Topics: ecommerce best practices, eCommerce, Listings

60 Resources To Help You Expand Your eCommerce Business Internationally

Aimee Goodsall | January 18, 2017 | Comments

If you’re looking to export internationally and grow your business overseas, there is a wealth of valuable information, resources and support available to you. Below, we have compiled a list of exporting resources covering key organisations, exporting programmes that can provide support and help with funding, as well as additional information on everything from foreign exchange and shipping, right through to country data and VAT resources.

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Topics: Cross Border Trading, eCommerce, International Selling

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