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E-commerce, Retail Types

The coronavirus outbreak has shifted the online competitive landscape

March 27, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Many retailers and brands have begun to ramp up e-commerce promotions, frequently with big discounts, in efforts to connect with customers and drive sales during a time of unprecedented uncertainty. With customers just as unconfident about their futures as retailers, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon pauses loan repayments for sellers until May in major push to keep thousands afloat

March 26, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is temporarily pausing loan repayments for its sellers to help them stay afloat during the coronavirus lockdown, Reuters reported. The online retail giant announced today that sellers who had taken a loan via Amazon Lending, which offers loans of […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Ebay announces 30-day payment holiday for 300,000 businesses

March 26, 2020

Via: Charged

Ebay has announced a 30-day payment holiday for all of the registered businesses on its platform to help SME’s keep their business running throughout the crisis. Any of Ebay’s 300,000 registered businesses, including any newly registered enterprises, will not have […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online retail sales growth flounders in February

March 20, 2020

Via: Charged

Online retail sales growth fell in February before the real impact of COVID-19 took hold, extending a weak start to 2020 for the sector. In February UK online retail sales growth dropped by 0.4 per cent year-on-year, falling well below […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon warehouse workers strike as staff COVID-19 cases rise

March 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has confirmed the first COVID-19 infection in its US delivery network as its warehouse staff in France strike amid fears of contagion. The retailer’s delivery station in Queens, New York, has been temporarily closed for a deep clean while […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon opens 100K warehouse, delivery roles as COVID-19 surges demand

March 17, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

E-commerce has boomed as consumers worldwide practice social distancing and self-quarantining (by choice or by government mandate), leading e-tailers and marketplaces like Amazon to amp up their supply chains to cope with increased demand. Amazon faced stock-outs on some household […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Coronavirus drives US shoppers online

March 11, 2020

Via: Charged

The outbreak of coronavirus is already affecting two key e-commerce metrics in the US. As large tech firms begin to tell their staff to work from home and people choose to self-isolate, new data from predictive retail analytics platform Quantum […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon is struggling to tackle virus price gouging: Here’s why

March 6, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is struggling to contain the spread of price gouging on its site as “bad actors” drive up the prices of highly demanded goods. US Senator Edward Markey called on Amazon on Wednesday to do more to “prevent profiteering on […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon stocks drop more than 10% as coronavirus fallout worsens

March 2, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon’s stock has dropped over 10 per cent in the past fortnight as thousands of third-party sellers struggle with stock shortages. The coronavirus’ fallout on businesses around the world is continuing to worsen while countries around the world scramble to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

1 million items removed from Amazon for false coronavirus claims

February 28, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has banned more than 1 million products from its marketplace over false claims about their ability to help fight coronavirus. Last week the online giant announced that it would begin removing “products that make medical marketing claims” claiming to […]