eBay is about to undergo what is arguably its biggest change since it was first conceived more than 15 years ago, says Tamebay’s Chris Dawson – and it’s good news for small independent retailers.
A new report by Rotary International has found that almost half of small and medium-sized businesses have no community involvement – and the smaller the business, the less likely they are to be engaged with local projects and causes. Yet there are plenty of benefits, from inclreased sales to easier recruitment and improved staff morale.
eBay has grown to become the largest shopping mall on the web. In 2012 there were 180,000 small businesses trading on the site in the UK, generating sales of £1.6 billion a year. In this extract from our recently-published Make Money from Makes, Dan Wilson of Tamebay (left), offers five tips on how to make the most of the mega marketplace known as eBay:
Email marketing is one of the best ways to get your message heard and social media is one of the best ways to get that message to spread, writes Tamsin Fox-Davies of Constant Contact UK. When you combine the best elements of email marketing and social media marketing into an integrated campaign, you can really start to increase visibility and reach new customers.
Nick Hussey is founder of cycle clothing start-up Vulpine, which was one of the pioneering tenants of the PopUp Britain shop in Richmond this summer. Here’s an abridged version of a great post Nick wrote for his own blog which captures his thoughts about marketing (something he’s rather good at, as it happens).
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