Antiques and collectibles July 28, 2017

Did eBay kill Lovejoy? How e-commerce transformed the antiques industry

As Christie’s closes the doors on its South Kensington salesroom, David Jinks, Fastlane International’s Head of Consumer Research and former Editor of Model Price Guide and Coins Market Values, examines the impact of e-commerce and online auction sites on the ……
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July 19, 2017

Marketplace Expert: Don’t throw out your Biggles books

For many who grew up in the UK and around the commonwealth, Biggles was an ever-present part of their childhood. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find an attic or second-hand bookshop throughout the country without a copy or ……
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EU Flags July 18, 2017

Another Country Quit the EU Before the UK – and it Didn’t Go Well!

The UK isn’t the first nation to leave the European Union, Greenland, the largest island in the world, exited in 1982. Exit negotiations took three years of tough talks. It’s a scary precedent warns Fastlane International’s Head of Consumer Research, ……
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July 12, 2017

Doing Business: Exporting your Business to India

Thanks to the exchange rate, travellers in India are often assumed to be rich foreigners, and are trailed by beggers and salesmen whenever they visit the country. Of course, that’s no bad thing when you are trying to build a ……
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July 05, 2017

Marketplace Expert: Coins could be worth searching your pockets for

Despite the fact that you always have a few in your pocket, coins can be amongst the most profitable commodities on eBay. Unlike other high value goods on eBay or other bidding sites, there’s every chance that you could come ……
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June 30, 2017

Doing Business: How to Export your Business to China

In China they say hello as ‘Ni Hao’. You’ll need to know that, because you’ll be using it a lot when you start exporting there. After all, with a billion or so calling China home, that’s a lot of meeting ……
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June 28, 2017

Marketplace Expert: Don’t Throw Away your Frisbees

For nearly 100 years, frisbees – also known as flying discs – have been an ever-present part of childhoods around the world. And their popularity is not limited to children either – there are two sports based on their existence, ……
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June 22, 2017

Doing Business: How to Export your Business to Hong Kong

Thanks to the advent of services like eBay, there are more small businesses eyeing up the world than ever before. However, how do you pick your destination? And once you do, how do you establish your business, finding shipping partners ……
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June 13, 2017

Doing Business: How to Establish your Business in the UAE

One of the fastest growing markets in the world, the UAE is an exciting target for small businesses who want to expand to other destinations across the world. And though we at Fastlane know that just being small doesn’t mean ……
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June 06, 2017

What Could the Election Results Mean for UK Logistics?

With Britain’s General Election right around the corner, we’re starting to look at what the future holds for the UK’s logistics firms. The only thing we know for sure is that it looks very different depending on whether Labour or ……
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Ocado Merger van London May 10, 2017

FastLane on The Prospective Merger Between M&S and Ocado

Ocado and High Street super brand Marks & Spencer have recently been subject to rumours that they will be teaming up to deliver their customer’s groceries. The move would be something of a godsend for both companies. M&S, whilst enjoying ……
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Drone Delivery May 04, 2017

The Dangers of Drone Delivery

  Drone Delivery Many years since the last Terminator movie, robots are yet again making headlines all over the world. We’re not talking murderous cyborgs here though, autonomous vans, delivery drones and droids are quickly making their way into the ……
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