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Ethan Morgan


eCommerce Roundup: Friday 19th May

African ecommerce shoppers get access to eBay listings, an exciting potential disruptor emerges in the warehousing space, and Amazon reveal their new Echo hardware. Welcome to the Volo eCommerce Roundup - the industry news you might have missed from the last fortnight.

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5 Steps to Better Inventory Management

Inventory and stock control is one of the toughest challenges you’ll continue to face over the lifetime of your business. You have to judge what your customers want, how much they need and when they need it – all without you having significant excess stock, and avoiding overselling.

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5 Changes for eBay Sellers in the UK Spring Seller Update

Earlier this year, eBay released the Spring Seller Update for the US site (check out the details here). Now, they’ve released the UK edition. So what exactly does it mean for ecommerce businesses using eBay as a sales channel?

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eCommerce Roundup: Friday 5th May

Happy Cinco de Mayo, and welcome to the Volo eCommerce Roundup. This week, Marc Lore talks weakness versus Amazon, Shopify keeps growing, Amazon tweak their ASINs, mCommerce stats are incredible, and eBay hit the Hill with sellers.

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Sell More on eBay: Getting Item Specifics Right

If you’re struggling for organic search ranking on eBay, it’s hard to drive increased revenue. However, you might be fighting an uphill battle without knowing it or needing to.

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6 Ways to Win at Inventory Management for Amazon FBA

Your FBA inventory might be out of sight, but it should never be out of mind. Here's a guest blog from RefundsManager, FBA specialists. 

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The D2C Adventure – How Brands Benefit By Exploring Multichannel

Brands are increasingly employing a direct-to-consumer (D2C) strategy, if a recent report by InternetRetailing – Brand Index 2017: Direct-selling brands in Europe – is anything to go by. Approaches to D2C selling vary widely however, and for brands who are not experienced in the area and have traditionally been a supplier to retail chains, it can seem a mountain to climb.

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Online Retail Dominates Easter Peak

For some, Easter was great, and for others it was just a slight improvement over last year. What the latest figures from several industry reports and data from Volo's own platform did reveal was how online channels continue to dominate consumer spending at Easter.

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eCommerce Roundup: 21st April 2017

Looking back across the last few weeks in ecommerce for the most important news, every two weeks. Want this in your inbox? Subscribe to the blog!

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The Great mCommerce Challenge

The rise of mobile devices as shopping tools has posed a thorny problem for retailers of all stripes. It’s one of the top three concerns for more than half of retailers in North America in 2017, and it is related to that other beloved topic of industry column inches – millennials/Generation Z.

This is because the biggest users of mobile devices to shop are the millennial generation. However, how does this tie into their perception of brands and larger retailers? 

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