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E-commerce, Retail Types

Alibaba’s Jack Ma summoned to Indian court over allegations of censorship and fake news at the retailer

July 27, 2020

Via: Charged

Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma has been summoned to a court in India amid allegations the retailer censored content seen as unfavourable to China. China’s richest man has been thrown into the increasingly hostile spat between India and China which saw […]


Retail Trends

Ikea, Walmart and McDonald’s have all quietly pulled their Facebook advertising spend

July 24, 2020

Via: Charged

Ikea, Walmart and Peloton have become the latest major brands to pull their Facebook advertising spend but have all chosen to not announce it publicly. According to a new report published by Media Matters, Ikea paused its advertising on Facebook […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon to reimpose limits on sellers as coronavirus cases surge throughout “most of the US”

July 15, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has warned US sellers that it will be re-imposing restrictions on the quantity of goods they can sell via its Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) service. From August until the end of the year merchants who use Amazon’s FBA service, […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon temporarily bans TikTok from employee phones as security concerns grow

July 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon instructed its employees to remove TikTok from their mobile devices due to “security risks” on Friday, before reversing its decision hours later. TikTok, the Chinese video sharing app which is fast becoming the go-to platform for retailers to reach […]


Retail Types, Stores

Apple forced to re-close 11 stores just weeks after re-opening as US COVID-19 cases skyrocket

June 22, 2020

Via: Charged

Apple has announced that it will re-close more than 10 stores across the US as cases of coronavirus continue to skyrocket in many states. Just weeks after reopening large chunks of its store estate where it felt “confident the environment […]


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 […]


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 […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Instagram adds shoppable badges and IGTV adverts as it continues to push ad revenues

May 28, 2020

Via: Charged

Instagram is set to introduce shoppable badges to Instagram Live videos amid a range of initiatives designed to further increase its ad revenue. The Facebook-owned app will now allow video creators to offer purchasable virtual badges to their live streams […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon and Alibaba team up with US law enforcement to tackle sharp rise in COVID-19 fraud

May 7, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon and Alibaba have both partnered with law enforcement agencies to help tackle the rise in coronavirus-related ecommerce fraud. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has joined forces with the world’s two largest ecommerce companies for a new public-private partnership aimed at […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Jeff Bezos ordered to testify over allegations Amazon lied to congress

May 4, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos is being summoned to testify before congress over allegations that the retailer misled and potentially lied to congress. The House Judiciary Committee has written a letter to Bezos, penned by seven of its leaders, demanding […]