Weekend reading: March 5th
As we move into March and customers start to shift their focus towards buying for spring and summer, as you already know, retailers need to adjust their products accordingly – so we hope you’re refreshing your products with new items from the Avasam catalogue. There are other changes afoot this week too, including a seller update for eBay, and interesting eCommerce developments that social media companies are creating – and there are even discussions about a new currency that might need to be factored into long-term plans.
The latest from us
This week a supplier of exotic teas added their products to our catalogues, and since they are the brand owner, inventory will be restocked on a rolling basis, so you can keep selling without having to relist or source new products. These teas are known to sell in good volume once traffic is generated to the listings. Fancy a cuppa? You’ll see a link to the new products when you log into the platform homepage.
As part of our last update, we added new functionality to our Shopify integration to allow for bulk sourcing, and added a listing tool so sellers can manage their Shopify listings much more easily. See how easy it is to list here, and log into your Avasam account to add Shopify to your sales channels.
The weekend reads
Still not sure about DropShipping? Well, if it is good enough for Prada…
There’s a new eBay seller update – and there are some incredible new features, including Coded Coupons, and automation for eBay Promoted Listings. Read more about the release here.
Are you considering adding an offline retail strategy to complement your eCommerce business? There’s evidence to suggest that high street retail still has significant popularity with the public – although UK customers currently spend more online than any other country.
We’ve mentioned the incoming eCommerce functionality from different social media companies, and this week Twitter got in on the game too. Find out more about the new functionality that Twitter announced that they are testing here.
Will the UK become a cashless society? Find out about the concept of e-pounds that could be in place as early as 2024 here.
Dates for your diary
Thinking about expanding your eCommerce activity into Europe? There’s a number of events taking place in March that you won’t want to miss. Find out more here.
Tamebay’s webinar with VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara on 30th March at 11am will tell you everything you need to know about the VAT reforms that are coming up.
Further ahead, be sure to have the 3rd of May marked to register for eBay Open Online. The event isn’t until August, but if you’re in eCommerce, and selling on eBay, you won’t want to miss out.