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eBay’s Spring Seller Update

Be ready for eBay’s Spring Seller Update

Make sure you are ready for eBay’s Spring Seller Update! In 2021 eBay’s Spring Seller Update contains “new opportunities to help you grow and enchance your Ebay businesses”. ...
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5 Reasons to outsource your Digital Advertising

Small business owners often wear several hats: HR, Recruitment, Marketing, Sales and so on. But you know the old saying about being a Jack of all trades and ...
Black Friday eCommerce

Black Friday 2020 – Top Tips

Make the most of Black Friday: top tips for eCommerce Retailers It has been a turbulent year for retail, with no clear sign of normality on the horizon. ...

Google to start offering Free Google Shopping Listings along-side Paid

Google recently announced some big news - Google Shopping is now offering free listings! In a blog post titled “It’s now free to sell on Google”, Google’s President ...
channelgrabber ccp merger

Cloud Seller Pro Welcomes ChannelGrabber Clients

Following the recent news that ChannelGrabber has been acquired by our parent company Cloud Commerce Pro, we’d like to welcome ChannelGrabber clients into the family. The merger grants ...
Just how much can customer reviews boost Google Shopping performance?

Are You Showing Customer Reviews on Your Google Shopping Ads?

Showing customer reviews on your Google Shopping listings is a proven way to increase the number of clicks from search users. It can also improve your conversion rate. ...
New alert shows recent issues in Amazon Sponsored Product Reporting. What do you need to know?

AmazonWatch: Issues with Amazon Sponsored Product Reporting

Amazon is in the headlines for several reasons this week, and we’ll cover some of the others soon. This story, though, affects Amazon Sponsored Product Ads. For Cloud ...
Carefully designed Google Shopping campaign structures will bring in high volumes of clicks for a low cost per click.

Google Shopping Campaign Structure

In the fourth and final part of our Complete Guide to Google Shopping, we take you through building your campaign, handling bid management, and how to make promotions, ...

Optimising Product Feeds for Google Shopping

The third instalment in our Complete Guide to Google Shopping will take you through optimising your product feeds, identifying poorly-performing products, and more. Making sure Google Shopping receives ...
Google Shopping changes how it handles GTINs and other unique product identifiers.

Changes Ahead for Google Shopping: GTINs & Accelerated Delivery

While we’re in the middle of our complete guide to Google Shopping, it’s clear that releasing it instalments was the right choice – as announcements from Google mean ...
Don't let inaccurate data prevent you from making the most out of Google Analytics referrals reports.

Get the Most Out of Analytics Referrals: Payment Gateway Verification

Your Google Analytics is one of the best tools you have for improving your eCommerce performance. Among many other things, it can: Identify which promotional campaigns are bringing ...
Sell your inventory faster by setting up Google Shopping for your eCommerce site.

Setting Up Google Shopping

Last week we took a close look at Google Shopping, its history, its future, and why you should use Google Shopping to sell online. That was just the ...
Why use Google Shopping? A guide to marketing your products online.

Why Use Google Shopping?

Google doesn’t release the exact number, but is willing to tell us that over two trillion searches are made every year. That means somewhere around 5.5 billion searches ...
Sainsbury's Deliveroo Partnership clashes with Amazon

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 20-26 July

Internal and external disruptions and problems for major brands mark most of this week’s biggest eCommerce headlines. What might you need to know to make the right business ...
What is the Amazon VAT Calculation Service, and how can it help you?

What is Amazon VAT Calculation Service?

Amazon Sellers in the UK and Europe are starting to receive emails about the Amazon VAT Calculation Service (VCS). This new service will be available to any Amazon ...
DHL Freight announces a Christmas courier surcharge to fund the training of 500 new drivers.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up 13-19 July 2019

Following Prime Day at the beginning of the week, many businesses are announcing their preparations for the future. Our top headlines include: DHL Prepare for Christmas with Courier ...
Amazon is the centre of a new EU antitrust probe.

AmazonWatch: New EU Probe Launched

The European Commission launched a formal investigation into Amazon today. Its focus is on how Amazon interacts with Amazon Sellers. The antitrust proceedings are being headed by Margrethe ...
What is remarketing? It's a fundamental building block of modern digital marketing.

What is Remarketing?

Remarketing services allow you to reach out to ‘almost’ customers. These include: People who visited your site, checked several pages, but didn’t buy.People who went as far as ...
The Asos virtual catwalk brings a fashion show to your smartphone.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 6-12 July 2019

It’s a week of technological innovation, connectivity, and potential legislation in eCommerce. Our top stories of the week: Asos Introduces Virtual CatwalkNew Report from BigCommerce Shows Why Cart ...
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Cloud Seller Pro Achieves Google Premier Partnership

Newly Launched Cloud Seller Pro Service Earns Google’s Top Recognition Cloud Seller Pro, the Lancaster-based eCommerce marketing brand, is now listed as a Google Premier Partner. This level ...
Are Marks & Spencer setting a template for global eCommerce expansion?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 29 Jun – 5 Jul

Amazon continues to grab headlines this week in the run-up to Prime Day, but not all of them are good. Elsewhere, Marks & Spencer and Sports Direct both ...

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 22-28 June 2019

This week sees major retail drama around the Prime Day date, as well as big plans from Instagram, Shopify, and Asos. We’ll be looking at: Asos Pushes Sustainability ...
Is a stand in the Amazon Shopping 'Mall' right for your business?

Virtual Shop Space: The Amazon Shopping ‘Mall’

They say history is full of cycles. Retail history certainly is. Back in the 1990s, there was much debate about whether a store should stay on the high ...
The new StyleSnap App from Amazon makes image search fashion shopping simple.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 1-7 June 2019

This week, the biggest eCommerce news is all underlining trends for the future – so be prepared, both as a retailer and as an online customer. In our ...
Why does your business need an Amazon consultant?

Why Use an Amazon Consultant?

Boost sales, reduce ad spend – whatever your goal, an Amazon consultant may be the smarter way to achieve it. So how do you choose? Getting a strong ...
Amazon Business Lands Major Public Sector Deal

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 25-31 May 2019

In the news this week: Amazon Echo Show 5 May Change the GameAmazon Cuts Back Further on Smaller Vendors£400 Million Public Sector Deal with Amazon LaunchesUber Gets into ...

Cloud Seller Pro Now a Google Technical Partner

Cloud Seller Pro were awarded Google Technical Partner status within a week of their invitation to the Google Partners EMEA Growth Summit in London. These summits are part ...
Ford Investigates delivery robots, eBay & PayPal prepare for the end of divorce agreement, and more

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 18-24 May 2019

This week, the stories we’re looking at include: PayPal Lays Plans for Expansion Once eBay Divorce is OvereBay Managed Payments Increases FeesRoyal Mail Brings Back Second Daily DeliveryLouis ...

Cloud Seller Pro Visits Google Academy London

The Google Partners Growth Summit is on in London, and Cloud Seller Pro is in attendance! It’s a big honour to be invited to the summit. Not only ...
Amazon Magento Storefront Launches, Zavvi Blunders & More

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up – 11-17 May 2019

The big headlines in eCommerce this week include: Magento Launches Magento Commerce Branded Stores for AmazoneBay Push Marketing Initiative ‘Offers to Baskets’, Coming This YearNew Google Grow My ...
Buying directly through Google apps will become more common as Google Shopping expands.

Google Shopping Expands with Major Announcements

Google has made a series of major announcements about Google Shopping lately. All of them seem designed to create a stronger experience with more options for businesses to ...
Over 100 Amazon Sellers were hacked in 2018, losing sales revenue and more. What can you do to protect yourself?

AmazonWatch: Hacking Fraud Revealed

Between May and October last year, around 100 Amazon sellers lost money due to a widespread hacking operation. The news broke late last week when Bloomberg reported on ...
New Amazon shipping regions surcharges make sure remote UK residents get their orders.

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 4-10 May 2019

In the news this week: Etsy prepares push to compete with bigger marketplacesYouTube to introduce shoppable videosAmazon UK introduces ‘Shipping Region Surcharges’ Hasbro & eBay confirm compensation for ...
The Facebook group of social media apps push in-app marketplaces

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 27 April – 3 May 2019

Zalando Customer Reach Skyrockets Over Q1 2019Facebook Group Pushes to Compete with Amazon on SalesAmazon Set Up New UK Fulfilment Centre DPD Goes Environmentally Conscious with eBike DeliveryArgos ...

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 20-26 April 2019

BuzzFeed News Publishes Major Amazon Scammer Investigation After the revelations from Which? magazine and the BBC, the latest investigative reporters to unveil more about the seamier side of ...
Is blockchain best for business?

Why Your Business Might Want to Keep an Eye on Blockchain

For many people, ‘blockchain’ is just another cryptocurrency word like ‘Bitcoin’, ‘hodlgang’, and the rest. But blockchain is potentially a lot more than the technology behind Bitcoin. So, ...
Amazon's Own Brands are receiving less of a marketing push. But why?

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 13-19 April 2019

Today in the round-up: Amazon Cuts Promotion for Own BrandsChanges in ‘Refund Culture’; PayPal Change TermsIn-App Shopping Comes to InstagramProbe into Online ReviewsGoogle Launches ‘Cloud for Retail’Amazon Out ...
These headphones had a great rating, but I can't hear anything; the problem with fake Amazon reviews.

Fake Amazon Reviews Continue: A Closer Look

Fake Amazon reviews. Just how big a problem are they for Amazon sellers? Earlier this month we looked at Amazon’s practice of review bundling and how it’s unfortunately ...
Amazon Seller Central Additions, Google Offer Drop Alerts, and more

Weekly eCommerce News Round-Up: 6-12 April 2019

Welcome to the first in a new series of weekly news blogs looking at recent developments in the eCommerce world. Today: Amazon Sellers gain more control over how ...