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What Are Product Identifiers & GTIN's?

Aimee Manning | November 15, 2016 | Comments

Product identifiers are a series of numerical or alphanumerical digits that are used to identify a specific product.

Ultimately, they are the key to helping customers locate products online, and commonly include Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), Manufacturer Part Numbers (MPNs) and brand names.    

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Online Marketplace, Product Identifiers

How To Prepare Your eCommerce Business For The Christmas Period [Updated for 2018]

Aimee Manning | September 12, 2016 | Comments

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about your strategy and effectively preparing your business, in order to take full advantage of the potential influx in sales over the festive period.

To help you out, we have compiled some tips and best practices that have been proven to increase your chances of success during the busiest time of the year.

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Topics: Marketplaces & Websites, eCommerce Best Practices, Online Marketplace, eCommerce Marketing

eBay To Launch Seller Hub In The UK

Aimee Manning | September 7, 2016 | Comments

At their recent eBay Connect event, eBay announced that they would be introducing the new Seller Hub in the UK this autumn, in a bid to simplify and streamline the selling experience for UK sellers.

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Topics: eBay, Online Marketplace

Selling In Brazil: The Top Brazilian Marketplaces To Sell On

Aimee Manning | August 22, 2016 | Comments

With online retail sales totalling close to $28 billion in 2018 and expected to reach $39 billion by 2022, the eCommerce opportunity in Brazil cannot be ignored.

More specifically, thanks to the expansion of consumer credit in Brazil and an increasing trust in mobile commerce, there is a significant opportunity for sellers across the globe to capitalise on this growing market. 

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Topics: Cross Border Trade, Online Marketplace, International Selling

Expanding into the US: The top American marketplaces to sell on

Aimee Manning | August 16, 2016 | Comments

The US is the second largest market in the world for online sellers. Just three years ago, eCommerce was responsible for $2.3 trillion in sales in the US, and this figure is expected to rise to $4.5 trillion by 2021 - making it an extremely lucrative market for retailers looking to sell overseas.

While it may not be as geographically close as mainland Europe, one of the key benefits of selling into the US market is that there are no language barriers, which is an advantage to British sellers.

The fact is, there are a number of opportunities available to sellers looking to enter the US market, and while both eBay and Amazon have great international programmes, below we have compiled an overview of some of the other top US marketplaces you should consider selling on.  

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Topics: eCommerce, Online Marketplace, International Selling