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Will CostCo’s Neglect Of Ecommerce Be Its Downfall?

With many retailers who rely on their bricks-and-mortar stores to provide the bulk of their sales and profits struggling, Costco is enjoying a healthy period of growth, with its strongest monthly same store sales increasing by 7.3% across all stores...

New Ecommerce Platform For Car Dealers Launched By Fastlane

Whilst more and more of us research which car to buy on the internet, it’s relatively rare for anyone to do a start-to-finish purchase of a car entirely online. That could be all set to change with the launch of a new ecommerce platform for car...

Fitbit Partners With Visa To Offer Digital Payments

This week has seen Visa announce that it is enabling Visa payments on Fitbit’s first ever smartwatch, the Fitbit Ionic. This follows a survey by PYMTS and Visa call “How We Will Pay” that found the majority of users want their wearables allow them...

Amazon’s Whole Foods Price Cuts Shock Supermarkets

Amazon has not wasted any time in making an impact as the owner of the bricks-and-mortar grocery chain Whole Foods and has cut prices by as much as 43%. The ecommerce giant’s $137 billion of Whole Foods has sent seismic shockwaves through the...

Big Changes Afoot At Omnichannel Retailer Kohl’s

Kohl’s, one of the USA’s leading retailers has announced a series of changes to its bricks and mortar stores and online operations that will see them open more small-format stores to its footprint and boosting its fulfilment network. It expects to...

AHA And Flytrex Team Up To Offer Drone Delivery In Iceland

It’s often been said that the future of ecommerce deliveries is drone delivery, but the future is now in Iceland, with the lucky residents of Reykjavik, the country’s capital now being able to enjoy a full drone delivery service that will deliver...

European Union Issues New Guidance On Safe Online Shopping

The European Union has been looking at ways in which to create a safer environment for online shoppers and this month has seen it release guidance for safe online shopping published within the Official Journal of the European Union. The advent and...

Amazon Clears First Hurdle To Whole Foods Acquisition

Amazon’s plans to buy the Whole Foods Grocery chain for $13.7 billion got a step closer this week when shareholders of the Whole Foods supermarket voted in favour of the deal. This is not a surprise as it was widely anticipated that the shareholders...

Google And Wal-Mart Team Up To Take On Amazon

It’s impossible not to know that Amazon is dominant in online retail. With a 76% market share of all online retail in the USA, there are very few companies that can compete with it. One however that is doing so is Wal-Mart, who have been quietly...

Chinese Ecommerce Giants Continue Push Into Southeast Asia

This week has seen two of the world’s biggest ecommerce giants from China continue their push into Southeast Asia, the latest frontier in the battle for ecommerce dominance. JD.com In Talks To Launch Joint Venture With Central Group JD.com is now in...

The 3 Ecommerce Tech Trends Revealed….

A new report by the leading digital agency Lab.co.uk has revealed that voice search, 3D modelling and chatbots are the most significant ecommerce trends in 2017. Below we take a look at each of these three trends and look at what they mean for the...

Paytm Mall To Invest $5 Million In Logistics

The ecommerce battle in India is hotting up, with Flipkart, Amazon and many other companies competing for more market share for their respective platforms. Now, Paytm Mall is making significant moves to try and be one of the top players in Indian...

Alibaba Double Net Income In First Financial Quarter

Alibaba Group’s ecommerce business’ profit increase contributed to a fantastic quarter for the Chinese ecommerce giant. They reported a near doubling of net income to just over $2bn in its first financial quarter. This has significantly beaten...

Flipkart Becomes The World’s Third Most Funded Global Company

Thanks to the $2.4 billion that it recently received from the leading Japanese technology investor SoftBank, the leading Indian ecommerce has become the third most funded private company in the world. The two most funded global firms are both ride...

17% Of All Retail Sales In The USA Will Be Online By 2022

According to Forrester, one of the world’s most influential research and advisory firms, online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the USA by 2022, up from a projected 12.7% in 2017. Their new Online Retail Forecast also states that...

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