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How to Shift Slow Moving Stock Using Linnworks

Chris Gates | May 7, 2020 1:42:36 PM | Comments

In these unprecedented times, online retailers are experiencing major changes in their business operations as people are asked to remain at home. 

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Topics: COVID-19

Best Practices to Prevent Overselling Essential Products During COVID-19

Chris Gates | Apr 29, 2020 12:30:25 PM | Comments

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the purchasing behaviours of online shoppers are continually changing due to COVID-19. 

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Topics: COVID-19

Diversifying Warehouse Locations to Mitigate Against Delivery Challenges

Chris Gates | Apr 23, 2020 2:19:33 PM | Comments

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected all areas of eCommerce, but some more than others. Shipping carriers in particular have seen huge disruptions to their normal ways of working. 

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Topics: COVID-19

Why You Should Extend Your Returns Policy For COVID-19

Chris Gates | Apr 22, 2020 9:11:03 AM | Comments

Depending on your current business situation, it’s likely that you will be slowing down your processes. Perhaps you have less warehouse employees while many of your office-based administrative workers are now remote.

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Topics: COVID-19

Fulfilling your orders using FBM instead of FBA

Chris Gates | Apr 16, 2020 4:29:29 PM | Comments

Near the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Amazon announced that they would be halting all deliveries of non-essential items to their FBA warehouses. Suddenly, sellers that make heavy use of Amazon’s fulfilment services found themselves without a 3rd party fulfilment option.

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Topics: Linnworks 'How To'

Managing Increased Demand for Perishable Goods

Chris Gates | Apr 8, 2020 4:49:59 PM | Comments

As consumers find themselves stuck in quarantine, and grocery store queues getting longer, more and more buyers are purchasing perishable goods online. We’re seeing an increase of sales for necessities like food and medicine, and a number of sellers are finding it difficult to manage large columns of orders for these items.

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Topics: Linnworks 'How To'

Using Linnworks to Communicate Extended Despatch Times

Chris Gates | Apr 2, 2020 4:03:57 PM | Comments

With the COVID-19 outbreak continuing to spiral, you may be finding that it's taking longer to process your orders. Perhaps you’ve seen an explosion in your order volumes and your team’s struggling to get them out on time. Or, you might be suffering from staff shortage which is slowing down your despatch times. Alternatively, your warehouse may be fine, but you’re affected by shipping carriers that can't guarantee the delivery speeds you're used to.

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Topics: Linnworks 'How To'

Working Remotely With Linnworks

Chris Gates | Mar 30, 2020 3:46:23 PM | Comments

Almost every business is experiencing disruption in the wake of COVID-19 and with governments across the globe advising people to work from home, if you can then you probably should. 

The challenge, however, is that while remote working is relatively easy for some, for others it’s almost impossible to imagine. 

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Important Changes to Amazon Tax & Invoicing

Chris Gates | Sep 11, 2019 4:23:09 PM | Comments

If you've got an EU Amazon integration, Amazon will soon require an invoice to be attached to every shipped order in Seller Central. Every order needs to be accompanied by an invoice that Amazon keep hold of. Previously this was only a requirement for B2B orders, but now it affects every order you ship.

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Changes to How we Store Your Amazon Data

Chris Gates | Jul 26, 2019 4:35:16 PM | Comments

Edit 5th August 2019: We're working on some developments to make this change easier on our users. Click here to check them out.

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