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Alibaba Takes On Amazon Web Services

One of the biggest successes in the ecommerce support market has been Amazon Web Services. The cloud service provider is the fastest growing business under the Amazon umbrella. It rose  42.7% to $3.66 billion in the last 12 months and is the market...

Amazon Officially Arrives In Australia

Amazon has officially arrived in Australia, with the announcement that is will be opening its first major warehouse and distribution centre in a suburb of Melbourne. The company, which is feared by many Australian retailers as a significant...

Takeover Talks Terminated By Snapdeal And Rival Flipkart

It was revealed today that leading ecommerce firm Snapdeal has terminated talks for a takeover by its larger rival Flipkart after saying it will now pursue a more independent path to continue and grow its operations. Monday saw Snapdeal walk away...

Kenyan Ecommerce Set For Major Growth

Kenyan ecommerce is set for major growth over the next five years as mobile internet performance in the country continues to improve as a proposed national addressing system comes into existence and people become more comfortable with shopping...

Paypal Backs Cloud IQ In $5.27 Million Financing Round

Global payments processor Paypal has participated in a $5.27 million financing round for ecommerce technology firm Cloud IQ. The investment will help to enable Cloud IQ to ‘democratise’ digital marketing and enable business both large and small to...

Amazon Business Off To A Strong Start In The UK

Amazon Business, the free-to-use business supplies marketplace was first launched in the US, expanded to Germany in December 2016 and the UK in April this year. Since its launch in the UK, Bill Burkland, the head of Amazon Business in the UK has...

Amazon To Launch In Singapore

After months and months of speculation, it looks like Amazon could finally be continuing its international expansion push by launching its services in Singapore as early as this week. The launch will see Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now fast delivery...

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The Death Of The High Street May Be Nearer Than People Think…

According to a new report by leading UK courier Parcelhero, thanks to the impact of ecommerce and home deliveries, the death of the high street may be much nearer than people think in the UK. The report suggests that in just 14 years, by 2030, the...

Alibaba To Invest In Indonesian Ecommerce Platform PT Tokopedia

Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giant is reportedly in talks to make a significant investment in PT Tokopedia, one of the largest online retailers in Indonesia. Tokopedia was founded in 2009 by William Tanuwijaya and Leontinus Alpha Edison and is an...

Ecommerce Director Jonathan Wall To Leave Shop Direct

Ecommerce director at leading UK retailer Shop Direct Jonathan Wall has announced that he will be leaving following seven years at the company. Wall joined the company as group ecommerce director in 2010 following a stint as chief executive of...

Amazon Launches ‘Shop The Future’ Store

Amazon always seems to be ahead of the game amongst ecommerce retailers and its centing this position this week with the release of its Shop the Future report alongside a new store on its UK website that is dedicated to highlighting future tech...

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Consent Platform Launched By Evidon

One of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to complex governance, risk and compliance (GRC) problems Evidon this week announced the launch of the first ever unified solution to help organisations to achieve compliance with the...

Alibaba Launch Three New Hema Supermarkets

With the recent news that Amazon has bought leading grocery retailer Whole Foods, the competition between Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giant and Amazon has started to heat up. Hema Supermarkets This week has seen Alibaba launch three new Hema...

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‘Sexist’ Advertising To Be Banned In The UK

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said that adverts that stereotypical gender roles will face a crackdown in new rules that will are being drawn up and will take effect next year. The ASA said that ads that mock people for not...

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