News snippets: 19 June 2015

ChannelAdvisor to support Amazon Business dealers | FM crucial to employee well-being and productivity | Report highlights growing e-billing trend

ChannelAdvisor to support Amazon Business dealers | FM crucial to employee well-being and productivity | Report highlights growing e-billing trend

A round-up of OP-related stories from around the web and elsewhere.

Marketplace dealers on Amazon Business can now benefit from support from cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider ChannelAdvisor. The company has announced it will provide B2B sellers with listing and order integration support to help target customers with offerings, special pricing and other discounts.

More details: ChannelAdvisor press release

Improving the workplace environment is crucial to increasing staff productivity and well-being, according to new research by professional body RICS and facilities management (FM) company Sodexo. The survey reveals that FM is helping to enhance social interactions (30%), improve efficiency (22%) and have a positive impact on the health and well-being of employees (22%).

More details: RICS

The latest Billentis Report suggests that European businesses can make savings of up to 80% by switching to full e-billing and invoicing. The survey also predicts that 42 billion e-bills and invoices will be issued globally in 2015.

More details: Billentis

Amazon India is expanding its B2B marketplace to more cities in the country after launching a pilot project in April. In India, Amazon is currently a pure wholesale business and has a long-term plan to take the B2B offering national.

More details: Business Standard

UK online office supplies firm Frillo has expanded its offering to the education sector and said it aims to “take on the big public-sector organisations”.

More details: Hull Daily Mail

Paper and print sustainability organisation Two Sides has launched a series of fact sheets that cover the most common areas of misconception over paper and the environment. The 11 fact sheets deal with issues such as the environmental impact of electronic communication, the sustainability of paper-based printer products, and the important role print and paper play in literacy and learning.

More details: Two Sides

SCA is to shut a paper machine at its Stubbins mill in the UK with the loss of over 30 jobs. The machine, which is used to manufacture mother reels for the tissue industry, has become practically obsolete and SCA stated the cost to refurbish the machine is prohibitive.

More details: Bury Times