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Category: E-commerce


E-commerce, Retail Types

58% of global online sales are made from just 6 companies, 4 of which are Chinese

October 22, 2020

Via: Charged

Global ecommerce is dominated by just six companies which control nearly 60 per cent of the world’s digital sales, according to new research. A whopping 58 per cent of global online sales, which totalled $3.4 trillion last year, were made […]


E-commerce, Others, Retail Types, Tech

Google expands visual search in latest shopping push

October 20, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Google’s various shopping-oriented features are significant to mobile marketers in different ways. For car makers, the AR Autos platform will give them a chance to create 3D and AR renderings of their vehicles to provide a more immersive view of […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Alibaba makes major push into physical retail with $3.6bn acquisition of Sun Art

October 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Alibaba has made a major push into bricks-and-mortar retail after acquiring a controlling stake in Chinese hypermarket giant Sun Art Retail. Shares in Sun Art skyrocketed more than 27 per cent this morning, after Alibaba announced plans to more than […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon Prime Day 2020 “record-breaking” for SMEs as 3rd party sales jump 60%

October 16, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon Prime Day 2020 was a “record-breaking event for small and medium businesses” as third-party seller sales grew more than Amazon’s own. Third-party sellers, which now account for more than 60 per cent of total sales at Amazon, saw sales […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Study: 62% of shoppers that struggle to complete purchases abandon their carts

October 13, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced nonessential retailers to close their doors, some stores, such as Kohl’s and GameStop, saw a spike in their e-commerce operations. The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the importance of e-commerce as well as brought to light […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon faces calls for boycott as Prime Day strikes break out in Germany

October 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is facing protests and calls for a boycott internationally from campaign groups as it launches its Prime Day 2020 shopping event. Campaign group Ethical Consumer has called on UK shoppers to boycott the retail giant this Prime Day, citing […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

YouTube could become next major shopping platform as Google introduces direct sales features

October 12, 2020

Via: Charged

YouTube could soon be converted into a shopping platform allowing users to purchase items featured in videos directly from creators and retailers. Google has begun testing new technology which would allow content creators to tag items within their videos, then […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Online retail sales see lowest growth since March

October 9, 2020

Via: Charged

Online retail sales growth has slowed for the third consecutive month as shopping grow cautious of spending as a second lockdown looms. In September online retail sales increased by 65.1 per cent compared to the same period last year, marking […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

The Time Has Come For E-Commerce Sampling

October 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

It would be intuitive to think that companies in the business of providing product samples to consumers on behalf of consumer brands and retailers would have been largely upended by the Covid pandemic. For Brandshare, a Berwyn, Pennsylvania based connected […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

House report accuses Amazon of abusing market power

October 7, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

The massive report on tech giants is more than a year in the making, the end product of an in-depth investigation that drew from more than 1 million company documents as well as witness testimony — including from Amazon CEO […]