Amazon set to ban Visa credit cards in the UK from January 2022

Amazon today said it would stop taking card payments from Visa credit cards issued in the UK, citing the high cost imposed by the card company. An email to customers said: “Starting 19 January 2022, we will unfortunately no longer accept Visa credit cards issued in the UK "due to the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions." Customers were advised to update their...
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We are attending the The Business Show at ExCel London

We are extremely excited to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at The Business Show, on 24th & 25th November 2021, at the ExCeL London; it’s free to attend and we’d really love to see you there! Getting Britain back to business, the 43rd edition of The Business Show is the largest business event for SMEs and start-ups to discover the secrets of success, and we’re excited to be...
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The UK subscription box market is set to be worth £1.8 billion by 2025

The UK Subscription Box Market report from Royal Mail is now out and reveals that consumers in London, West Midlands and Northern Ireland are most likely to be signed up to subscription services. You can download the full UK Subscription Box Market report from the Royal Mail website, but more importantly don’t forget that many marketplaces (including Amazon, Notonthehightstreet, Yumbles etc)...
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How is Brexit affecting ecommerce – import and export charges

E-commerce allows customers and businesses to buy and sell easily to locations all around the world. However, one new consequence of Brexit that many people are still unaware of, is new customer charges on the receiving end when buying/selling between the UK and EU. This blog post will tell you all the key information you need to know. What is the issue? Now that the UK has left the EU, custom...
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O’Brien Media awarded Agency Partner status with BigCommerce

Here at O’Brien Media, we are proud to announce that we have been awarded Agency Partner status with BigCommerce. What is BigCommerce? BigCommerce is a leading ecommerce provider that helps deliver solutions for small and enterprise businesses, along with B2B organisation, which will enable them to meet their retail and ecommerce goals. BigCommerce offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform...
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Win the customer experience game today and post-Covid

We're nearing the end of a challenging year — and heading into the festive season — people are slowly beginning to shop again. But they’re doing so carefully and consciously, buying close to home and embracing e-commerce more than ever. Brands need to be ready to adopt a variety of in-store and online measures to cater to today’s shopper. So what can brands do to deliver meaningful...
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Due to COVID19 you now get 7 days to post through Royal Mail Click and Drop

If you're a regular user of Royal Mail's fantastic Click & Drop service (that allows you to print postage at home, track your orders, and dispatch either at a postbox, post office, or at the newer parcel postboxes) you'll be pleased to hear that the usual 2 day postal window for getting your parcels from the point of printing the label to posting the item have been relaxed to seven days....
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Posting parcels? Avoid Post Office queues with Royal Mail’s Parcel Postboxes in Swindon

Did you know that you can avoid Post Office queues, and parcel collection costs, by using Parcel Postboxes, provided by Royal Mail, in various locations around Swindon - and across the UK. Royal Mail's Parcel Postboxes are ideally suited for a fast and easy local drop off, and when a Certificate of Posting is not required - so for bulky envelopes that won't fit into a normal Postbox, for items...
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“Online retail is still open and encouraged” Gov Advice 23/03/2020

On 23rd March the British Government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives, announcing that non-essential premises must now close. In the documents released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government following the Prime Ministers televised address to the nation, we would like to highlight the following, which will be of interest to some of our...
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Did you know that 90% of UK shoppers use Amazon? Three top marketplace trends for 2020

Recent research discovered that 90% of UK shoppers use Amazon with over 40% accessing its Prime subscription service. On top of this staggering stat, one-fifth of Amazon shoppers use the service once a week. Yet the dominance of marketplace shopping extends far beyond Amazon. Last year, $1.66 trillion was spent globally on the top 100 online marketplaces. But it’s not just sales volume...
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