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Global news: Indian government launches Toycathon in move to make country ‘a global hub for toys and games’

The Indian government has taken new steps towards transforming the country into ‘a global hub for the development and manufacture of toys and games,’ with the launch of Toycathon. A hackathon for students, teachers, experts, and start-ups to crowdsource ideas for developing innovative toys and games, the launch is the …

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Toy shops blast government’s ‘derisory’ business grants as third lockdown threatens indie retailers

Independent toy retailers have blasted the UK government for under-serving the country’s small businesses, labelling the current grants offered to them in the face of yet more months of closure as “derisory.” The announcement of further restrictions and imposed nation-wide lockdowns across Scotland and England made this week, as well …

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UK-based marketplace OnBuy eyes Unicorn status as it sees a 605 per cent year to date growth

The online marketplace, OnBuy.com is edging ever closer to achieving unicorn status as the UK’s ‘answer to eBay and Amazon’ reveals a 605 per cent year to date growth to round off “a list of incredible 2020 successes” for the business. OnBuy has made no secret of its mission to …

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OnBuy encourages Britain to support indie retailers this Black Friday and Christmas through its eCommerce platform

The UK-based online marketplace, OnBuy.com, is ‘encouraging the British public to support independent retailers this Black Friday and beyond’ through its own eCommerce platform, as the business marks the launch of its first major national TV advertising campaign with ITV. The campaign has been designed to increase awareness with consumers …

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JUNKO sees sell-out success on Amazon and online as demand ‘goes through the roof’ for eco-STEM range

JUNKO, the eco-conscious arts and crafts range that can turn waste into toys, has experienced a week of sell-out sales across Amazon and a surge in online orders across its own website; a direct impact, the company states, of its prime time appearance on ITV’s How to Spend it Well …

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Global news: Amazon India launches Made in India toy store to boost local brands and fuel ‘self-reliant India’

The online behemoth Amazon’s India division has launched a new platform designed to boost home grown emerging Indian toy brands and children’s products under its new banner, ‘Made in India toy store.’ The platform will allow sellers from 15 Indian states to showcase thousands of toys across sectors such as …

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UK ecommerce platform OnBuy reports ‘record breaking week’ of trading with 800 per cent sales increase

The online marketplace OnBuy has reported an ‘all time record breaking week’, reaching nearly 1.5 million users actively browsing the site, resulting in nearly £2.75 million in sales between November 1st and November 8th. Four years on since it first launched to the ecommerce space, OnBuy has caught the attention …

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Wow! Stuff sees sell-out success of Wow! Pods before its first TV ad spot lands

Wow! Stuff’s character brand collectable range, Wow! Pods has struck sell-out success in less than four weeks since its UK launch across Amazon and other retailers, making it the company’s ‘fastest-selling toy range to date.’ Manufactured and distributed in the UK by Wow! Stuff, the Wow! Pods range has seen …

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EU Commission formally charges Amazon with breaking online competition laws

The European Commission has formally charged the US-based tech and online behemoth, Amazon, with abusing its dominant position in online retail and breaking online competition laws in order to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. The Commission has said that Amazon had used data on third-party sellers that use its …

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Overriding the Amazon Default: How can independent toy shops survive Lockdown II?

The online-meets-physical retailing solution, Click and Collect has been the saviour of many independent toy shops over the course of the year, helping local businesses negotiate closed doors and a locked-in nation as the fight against coronavirus ensued. In the days following PM Boris Johnson’s announcement of a national lockdown …

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