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Gibsons calls out Amazon and eBay third-party sellers over product price inflation

Gibsons has urged families and consumers shopping for its ranges of games and puzzles to avoid paying the inflated prices certain items are being sold at on platforms like Amazon and eBay by sellers looking to unfairly capitalise on the growing demand for home entertainment amid the global lockdown measures. …

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Amazon suspends shipments on toys and all non-essentials amid coronavirus crisis

Amazon is suspending shipments of all non-essential items to its UK and US warehouses until April 5, to make space for vital items needed during the coronavirus outbreak. The US company is prioritising five categories of goods which it calls essential products, and which shippers can continue to send to …

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OnBuy receives £3m investment to expand online marketplace into over 20 countries this year

OnBuy, the online marketplace billed as the UK’s rival to Amazon, has just secured a further £3m in investment from a London-based venture capital fund. The platform secured a private investment round earlier this month. The latest round of investment came from Fuel Ventures and will be used to facilitate …

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Amazon and Days of Wonder launch first Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe

Amazon and Days of Wonder are changing how players experience board games by introducing the first official Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe for free. The move hopes to welcome new players aboard the award-winning games by Alan R. Moon and act as conductors for …

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Amazon found to allow sale of toys ‘weeks before asking for safety documents’

Amazon has been allowing for the sale of unregulated toys via its online ecommerce platform, without confirming product safety compliance until weeks after trading has commenced, according to a report from CNBC. The news outlet has learned of cases in which sellers have only been asked to submit safety documents …

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Amazon unveils its top ten toys for Christmas 2019

Mattel’s Pictionary Air, John Adams’ Bank Attack Game, and Asmodee’s Harry Potter Dobble have been named among the family-favourites tipped to be Amazon’s best-sellers this Christmas. The online giant has released its own Top Ten Toys for Christmas this year, some 146 days out from the big event, with a …

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EU Commission investigates Amazon over independent seller data use

Amazon has found itself at the centre of an investigation led by the European Commission into the online giant’s use of sensitive data from independent retailers that use its marketplace to sell. The Commission has stated that Amazon, as both a product seller and a marketplace, appears to be using …

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Toymaster backs BTHA’s Don’t Toy with Children’s Safety campaign in call to arms

The UK toy buying group Toymaster has thrown itself behind the BTHA’s campaign ‘Don’t Toy with Children’s Safety,’ an initiative launched to prompt the UK government to better regulate the safety of some toys sold via online platforms. The move arrives after the BTHA made the shocking discovery that 58 …

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Masha and the Bear launches branded Amazon store in multiple territories

Animaccord, the international licensing company and studio behind the animated cartoon, Masha and the Bear, is on a mission to build long-term relationships with the online giant, Amazon by launching a branded digital store on the platform for its US audiences. The launch of the platform aims to push the …

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“Unsustainable” business rates system needs reform, says Tesco boss Dave Lewis

The boss of Tesco has called on internet retail giants like Amazon to pay new sales tax to support shops on the British high street, warning that the current business rates system is ‘unsustainable.’ Dave Lewis, who has been the CEO of Tesco since 2014, suggested in a piece written …

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