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CRaP products cut down on profits even for Amazon. Don't fall down the same trap.

AmazonWatch: CRaP Product Policy Changes

By Admin | March 12, 2019

Over the past week, Amazon has been addressing everything from Amazon Vendors to Fulfilment by Amazon. There seems to be a common thread, though – CRaP products. CRaP is internal Amazon jargon. It stands for Can’t Realise a Profit. CRaP products are items they recognise the demand for, but which they can’t produce a good…

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A new Royal Mail study shows online retail is only growing more important to UK businesses

State of the Art in UK Retail 2019

By Admin | March 5, 2019

Three quarters of all UK SMEs have a dedicated ecommerce site of their own, according to a new study conducted by the Royal Mail. But only 47% of online retailers also sell in brick-and-mortar stores. It looks clear that we’ve reached the tipping point where online sales are now more important than those through a…

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New Report Recommends Higher Taxes for Online Retailers

By Admin | February 22, 2019

Could higher taxes for online retailers be the solution to the woes of the British high street? Looking to the Future A new government report addresses the future of the British high street retail sector. It makes sweeping recommendations to support high street retailers against the perceived threat of online retail outlets. Among its recommendations:…

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Warehouse News Forecasts Picker Automation

By Admin | February 18, 2019

“There seems no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) looks set to transform robotic item picking into a reliable and affordable reality.” In their latest edition, Warehouse News has been looking at oncoming warehouse automation. In an increasingly competitive market, many industry leaders are backing research and trials for better automation. They have good reason, too.…

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Sync with Anything Using Cloud Commerce Pro Workflows

By Admin | February 13, 2019

Cloud Commerce Pro can now be set up to sync to other systems in your stocking and ordering processes as needed. At the heart of this process is the new Workflows tool. Our cloud functionality lets you send or receive the data from any location. Connect via FTP SFTP API EDI Central Hub Cloud Commerce…

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By April 2019, every package on all international shipping will be chasing electronic notifications with HS codes travelling ahead.

What Are HS Codes (and Why Do They Matter)?

By Admin | February 11, 2019

In one of our recent updates, we added HS code support. We’re well ahead of the April 2019 deadline when they will be required for international shipping. But isn’t it a little surprising for a system introduced in 1988 to make headlines three decades later? The Harmonized System The ‘HS’ in HS codes stands for…

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HS Code support is now part of Cloud Commerce Pro for customers who ship internationally.

Harmonized System (HS) Codes Implementation for International Shipping

By Admin | February 8, 2019

Ahead of the deadline to enforce HS code use in international shipping (April 2019), Cloud Commerce Pro has implemented a new feature to help our customers prepare. There are over 5000 HS codes (also known as HTS codes) split into 21 sections and 96 chapters. To help you prepare, we’ve added an inbuilt HS code…

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eBay Watermarks Policy Change: Update

By Adrian Tomlinson | January 12, 2018

We reported back in September, eBay’s new ‘Picture Policy’ update, and their intention to begin enforcing the removal of listings that contained images with watermarks from the 1st March 2018. Since then, eBay have received a lot of negative criticism from individual sellers and focus groups, which they seemed to have listen to. And have…

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A Scalable Warehouse Management Solution for Every Business

By Adrian Tomlinson | January 10, 2018

Cloud Commerce Pro offers three types of warehouse management configurations to help online retailers, as well as wholesalers, manage stock across single or co-located warehouses, including in-store premises. These are: Standard Warehousing Simplex Warehousing Complex Warehousing   Whether you are dispatching from one or multiple locations, our ‘Warehouse Management Feature’ helps you keep track of…

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Top 5 Christmas Tips for Ecommerce Retailers

By Adrian Tomlinson | November 30, 2017

With less than 24hrs before the first Advent calendar windows will open, Christmas shopping has already begun. But if you haven’t yet updated your site for the Christmas period, don’t worry, there’s still time to make changes to help increase your conversion. We have complied a list of the top 5 tactics that won’t take…

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System Updates & New Features November 2017

By Adrian Tomlinson | November 29, 2017

We have recently published several updates and new features to improve the functionality of our systems Purchase Ordering, Message Centre & Shipping Integration:   Purchase ordering in Cloud Commerce Pro has a new feature today. Previously when a purchase order was booked in, it could be either be partially booked in and left open for…

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eBay Policy Update – Sellers Must Remove Watermarks from Images

By Adrian Tomlinson | September 21, 2017

In eBay’s recent Autumn 2017 Sellers News release, they have announced further policy updates – including what is bound to be a highly disliked change to product images. ** Please read our updated article here ** So what is the update? From March 2018, eBay will no longer allow the use of watermarks in product…

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