Tag: Amazon

E-commerce, Retail Types

Why Has Boohoo Been Dropped By Amazon And ASOS

July 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

Amazon, ASOS, Next and Zalando have all dropped fast fashion brand Boohoo from their websites today, following allegations of “slave labour” at the UK company’s factories. Last week, a Sunday Times investigation claimed workers in Leicester’s Jaswal Fashions factory—a key […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon’s traffic is way up, but others are doing even better during the pandemic

July 2, 2020

Via: RetailWire

As consumers have navigated their way through stay-at-home and social distancing restrictions during the pandemic, a new study says Amazon’s web traffic has soared, but other retailers are up even more. Traffic to the sites of some of the biggest […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Are large grocery chains putting profits before people?

June 24, 2020

Via: RetailWire

America’s largest supermarket chains have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic with added safety measures, pay and benefits to support frontline workers in stores and warehouses. For all they’ve done, a new analysis by Oxfam concludes, they haven’t done enough. […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon hit with largest DDoS cyber attack in history

June 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon was hit by the largest DDoS attack ever recorded for over three days in what experts are calling a “warning we should not ignore”. Amazon Web Services (AWS), on which thousands of retailers rely on to operate online, managed […]

E-commerce, E-payment & Data Security, Retail Types, Tech

WhatsApp launches Pay feature allowing users to buy items from retailers in-app

June 16, 2020

Via: Charged

WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Pay allowing users to send money and pay for goods for free without leaving the app. WhatsApp Pay has been launched in its second largest maket Brazil where the Facebook-owned messaging app has more than 120 […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

How Google Shopping Is Making Its Mark In The E-Commerce Revolution

June 12, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

It’s safe to say that the retail industry is going through a revolution. In the world of e-Commerce, Amazon is continually seen as the industry leader, but recently Google has been flexing its retail muscles by opening its shopping platform […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon & Ebay could be fined $20k for each unproven anti-coronavirus product sold

June 11, 2020

Via: Charged

Ebay and Amazon have been ordered by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to stop selling unproven and falsely marketed anti-coronavirus products. The EPA issued orders to the two online marketplaces yesterday demanding the removal of 70 items which claimed […]

Retail Trends

Should Amazon, Walmart, others be held liable for workers sickened by COVID-19?

June 5, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Early last month, the National Retail Federation (NRF) sent a memo to Congress with a list of the priorities that the trade group believed should be in any new stimulus legislation. At the top of that list was liability reform. […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon and Ebay will soon be forced to pay VAT on overseas sales in major tax fraud crackdown

June 1, 2020

Via: Charged

Online marketplaces in the UK will soon be forced to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) on all sales made in the country by overseas sellers in a major crackdown on tax fraud. VAT fraud by international sellers on platforms like […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Fake reviews 136% more likely to make online shoppers buy poor quality products

May 29, 2020

Via: Charged

Fake reviews make online shoppers more than twice as likely to purchase low quality goods, according to Which? The consumer watchdog asked nearly 10,000 participants to complete a simulated shopping task where they were asked to choose from a range […]