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How the ecommerce industry is responding to coronavirus – yes, it’s not all negative

What impact is coronavirus having on the ecommerce industry? High volumes of searches for high-demand products, such as toilet paper and pasta Re-prioritisation of distribution by Amazon Increased sales of ‘home entertainment products’ such as radios and DVD players New charitable initiatives launched by companies across the retail sector The impact of the coronavirus pandemic […]

How can you minimise returns when selling online, for the benefit of your brand, the environment and your customers?

Four ways to reduce your rate of returns when selling online: Provide detailed, accurate information at the point of sale Listen to your customers’ feedback Be creative in your problem solving Provide reactive customer care Managing returns is a key part of effective online retail, but, as well as the impact returns have on a […]

The Importance of Customer Feedback: Velocity Commerce reaches 200,000 feedback on eBay

As all users of online marketplaces will know, when consumers buy an item on eBay, they are able to rate their experience with the seller, and these ratings are then added to the seller’s overall feedback and conglomerated and averaged to determine the seller’s overall performance. This week, Velocity Commerce’s eBay shop, velocityelectronics, reached the […]

Predictions for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday 2019 is fast approaching and preparations are in full swing – this year the international shopping event will take place on Friday 29 November. In 2017, it was reported that UK shoppers spent £1.4bn over the Black Friday weekend. Although this figure was not exceeded in 2018, shoppers still spent record levels for […]

What do eBay sellers need to know about the new item specific requirements on eBay?

eBay is undergoing a major overhaul; new announcements are being made all the time, and selling requirements are changing in numerous categories. Coming into effect on 8 October 2019, are the new item specific requirements for: Home, Furniture & DIY Clothing, Shoes & Accessories Jewellery & Watches Toys & Games Here’s everything you need to […]

Velocity Commerce ‘finds’ solution to seasonal spikes for new partner

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, has announced a new partnership with Tile, the world’s leading smart location company. The new strategic partnership sees Velocity Commerce supporting Tile with the management of peak sales periods through logistics and order fulfilment, alongside optimising Tile’s listings on eBay through strategic use of in-channel […]

Velocity Commerce goes the extra mile for local mental health charity

Velocity Commerce director and co-founder, Eddie Latham, has fundraised £400 for Cambridge based mental health charity, The Cogwheel Trust, after running the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. Eddie completed the marathon in 2 hours, 50 minutes and 21 seconds, and Velocity Commerce donated £1 from every order that was placed during the […]

Cambridge e-commerce start-up named one of Europe’s top 100 fastest growing companies

Velocity Commerce, the online retail specialist based in Cambridge, UK, and established just six years ago in a co-founder’s home, has been named one of the fastest growing companies in Europe in the latest FT 1000 report. With an absolute revenue growth of 1,187% and revenue CAGR (2014-17) of 134.3%, Velocity Commerce is the 92nd […]

Predictions for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday 2019 is fast approaching and preparations are in full swing – this year the international shopping event will take place on Friday 29 November. In 2017, it was...

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