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BeCommerce creates a ‘trustmark’ for Belgian influencers
The Belgian e-commerce trade association BeCommerce has launched a new ‘trustmark’ for ads done by influencers.  This ‘trustmark’ works like a seal of guarantee and aims to prevent fraudulent sales...
November 28, 2022
Beerwulf launches its marketplace in the Netherlands
Heineken-owned online beer retailer, Beerwulf, has launched its first marketplace in the Netherlands.  With this marketplace, third-party retailers can sell products on its platform. Beowulf's new platform has already announced...
November 24, 2022
The German Federal Cartel Office doubles down on its Amazon investigation
The german antitrust Federal Cartel Office (FCO or Bundeskartellamt in German) has announced that it is expanding its current Amazon investigation regarding possible illegal business practices in Germany.  The FCO investigation...
November 22, 2022
YouTube will add shopping features to ‘Shorts’
YouTube will launch a new shopping feature within its ‘Shorts’ video format. In this way, the social network would be ahead of a very similar service that will also launch...
November 18, 2022
Amazon plans up to 10.000 layoffs
Amazon plans to lay off approximately 10,000 people in corporate, marketing and technology jobs starting as soon as this week. If the numbers are correct, this will be the largest layoff...
November 17, 2022
Antler launches in Copenhagen to invest in green companies!
Antler, a global investment partner for startups, has announced its launch in Copenhagen. This announcement comes following an investment of DKK 50 million - about 6.7 million Euros - into...
November 16, 2022
EU plans to enforce new packaging waste laws
As part of the 2030 Environmental Agenda, the European Commission has announced that it is currently working on new packaging waste laws.  🔥Do you want to know more about international...
November 14, 2022
Meta’s massive layoffs affect over 11.000 employees
Mark Zuckerberg, in one fell swoop last Wednesday, announced the dismissal of 11,000 employees of Meta, parent of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, a cut of 13% of the company's total...
November 11, 2022
Amazon plunges: it becomes the first public company to lose $1 trillion in market value
Amazon plunges in the stock market: is the world’s first public company to lose a trillion dollars in market value as a combination of rising inflation, tightening monetary policies, and...
November 10, 2022
Zalando achieves 50 million active customers
Its active customer base grew by 8% this year. Additionally, its loyalty program called Plus almost tripled its membership. Zalando is one of the biggest online stores in Germany and...
November 9, 2022
The Swedish unicorn Instabox has fussed with Budbee!
Budbee and Instabox have announced a fusion combining the two companies under the new holding company Instabee.  The deal was closed last week, after approval from the Swedish Competition Authority....
November 7, 2022
PostNL will offer ‘locker sharing’ to other carriers
In an interesting move, Dutch logistics company PostNL has decided to open its network of parcel lockers to other carriers starting in 2023.  🔥Do you want to know more about...
November 4, 2022
Lemonero arrives in the Netherlands!
The e-commerce lending startup Lemonero is launching in the Netherlands. This is Lemonero's second expansion after a successful launch in Central and Eastern Europe last year.  It already announced plans...
November 2, 2022
Amazon’s results are below expectations in 2022
Amazon’s results are well below expectations. The US company has not been able to avoid once again the problems that affect most companies and has presented results for the third...
October 31, 2022
Slow Fashion: A global trend!
By Direct Link - Clothing and footwear were among the first product categories to be sold online when the internet slowly began to make its commercial breakthrough in the mid-1990s. ...
October 28, 2022
Zara launches a thrift shop functionality
Zara, the Spanish internationally renowned fashion brand, has jumped into the trend of circular economy and will sell second-hand clothing with a new Zara thrift shop functionality. 🔥Do you want...
October 27, 2022
Alibaba Group launches Alibaba.com Select a B2B sourcing service
Alibaba.com, the B2B marketplace of Alibaba Group, has launched a new service 'Alibaba.com Select', designed for retailers, distributors, wholesalers, and medium and large enterprises that currently import or are interested...
October 25, 2022
Amazon begins to fight against fake reviews in Europe
Amazon has started its legal fight against fake reviews in Europe. To this end, it has filed its first criminal complaint and its first lawsuit in the UE.  The e-commerce...
October 24, 2022
SHEIN Exchange: A brand new thrift store!
SHEIN launched "SHEIN Exchange", an online thrift store for consumers to buy and sell used SHEIN products. The project was born, as explained in the press release, when SHEIN fans...
October 20, 2022
Google adds website names to the mobile search results!
Google is adding website names and introducing new features and design elements to its search engine to make it easier to identify websites and businesses at a glance. They will...
October 19, 2022
Naiz Fit joins forces with MySize to reinforce their international expansion
Barcelona - October 13, 2022 - MySize, an Israeli company specializing in artificial intelligence measurement technology, has acquired Spanish startup Naiz Fit to join forces and boost its international growth...
October 13, 2022
Walmart and Amazon are battling the Discounts War this October
Starting today, Amazon has launched a flurry of discounts on its Prime Day. Ironically, it will be more than a single day and the aggressive discounts will last 48 hours. ...
October 12, 2022
Apple gets a €728 million reduction of their €1.1 billion fine in France!
Apple got a €728 million reduction in the landmark €1.1 billion fine the company received in 2020 on charges of entering into anti-competitive agreements with two distributors, in France. According...
October 11, 2022
Intershop presents All eyes on B2B, an exclusive multimedia library on B2B sales!
Intershop is currently offering an exclusive set of powerful learning resources for B2B commerce companies: a video collection to watch presentations, read whitepapers on B2B commerce best practices, and dig...
October 10, 2022
Senior executives from Kellogg’s, River Island, and Adobe will be at the IRX 2022!
The latest experts to join the impressive list of speakers at IRX @ DTX+UCX, with CTO, CIO, eCommerce Director, and Head of Solutions Marketing among their titles, reflect how the...
October 3, 2022
Walmart joins the Metaverse with Walmart Land and Universe of Play
Walmart has joined the trend of the Metaverse launching Walmart Land and Universe of Play. This Metaverse space is an immersive 3D environment developed by Roblox in alliance with Walmart....
September 30, 2022
Amazon and iRobot merger is under investigation by the FTC
Amazon and iRobot, the maker of the Roomba brand cleaning robots, announced last August the signing of a merger agreement, and now the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to...
September 28, 2022
Alibaba pledges to invest 1.025 million dollars in cloud technology
Alibaba Cloud, the technology and digital intelligence backbone of the Alibaba Group has announced its latest international strategic roadmap with a clear objective: to double its cloud business outside China....
September 27, 2022
Instant Commerce gets 5.4 million euros to expand into Europe and the United States
The Amsterdam-based e-commerce startup Instant Commerce has managed to raise 5.4 million euros in seed capital. This new funding will be used to expand Instant Commerce operations in Europe and...
September 22, 2022
Amazon puts on hold its expansion plans in Spain
Amazon has decided to delay its planned new logistics warehouse in Spain until, at least, 2024.  The e-commerce titan was planning to build a new logistic warehouse with a blueprint...
September 20, 2022
Jenson Button will be one of the main speakers at IRX 2022! 
By IRX - Former F1 champion Jenson Button and experts from Mars, Trinny London, River Island, and Lounge Underwear will be among the many engaging speakers when senior-level retail technology...
September 19, 2022
Join The B2B Online Live eCommerce and Digital Marketing Conference!
With digital customer interactions accelerating post-pandemic, the race to build a winning B2B sales and marketing tech stack is now on!   Only at B2B online  - 🔥held on dates 07...
September 16, 2022
Over 50% of online shoppers willing to wait longer for sustainable products
Over 50% of online shoppers will be willing to wait longer for their purchases if they are shipped in a sustainable way or come from sustainable brands.  This figure comes...
September 15, 2022
Wayflyer secures $253mn debt financing from Credit Suisse
Wayflyer, the revenue-based financing and growth platform for e-commerce businesses, has secured a $253mn debt financing facility from Credit Suisse. Wayflyer will use the additional debt facility to support further...
September 14, 2022
Spanish fast fashion grew almost 300% during 2021
The fashion sector - for many years considered the main engine behind e-commerce in Spain - is recovering from the pandemic effect thanks to the push of fast fashion, which...
September 12, 2022
eBay Germany launches a loan service
eBay Germany has announced that will offer a loan service in alliance with online loan provider Iwoca. This credit solution will be eBay Flexi-Kapital by Iwoca and sellers on the...
September 7, 2022
Metapack joins forces with Zenify en in the UK
Metapack, one of the UK's leading delivery tracking platforms, announced a partnership with the last mile startup Zedify in the United Kingdom. Zenify is known for its bicycle courier network....
September 6, 2022
U.S. regulators could finally audit Alibaba and JD.com
U.S. regulators have selected a group of Chinese companies for inspection. As reported by Reuters, e-commerce giants such as Alibaba Group and JD.com will be among the companies selected. Do...
September 5, 2022
WhatsApp tests its first in-app shopping functionality
Meta - WhatsApp parent company - has announced an alliance with the e-commerce company JioMart from India. Through this, they have launched a service that allows purchases to be made...
September 1, 2022
Mexican startup Plerk raises 12 MDD for LATAM expansion
Plerk, a Mexican startup that provides employee perk plans and programs for companies, raised US$12 million in a Series A round in which Upload Ventures, Magma Partners, 500 Startups, MGV...
August 30, 2022
Tik Tok is testing a new ‘Nearby’ feed
TikTok is testing a new ‘Nearby’ content feature that could become a great ally for brands and help small traditional businesses to better position themselves through social media. This would...
August 24, 2022
Spanish e-commerce in 2021 generated 57.000 million euros in sales!
Spanish e-commerce closed in 2021 with a grand total of 57.000 million euros in sales. The sectors of activity with the highest revenues were clothing, with 8% of total turnover;...
August 18, 2022
Walmart joins the 'streaming wars' in alliance with Paramount!
Walmart has decided to enter the so-called ‘streaming wars'. To that end, it has partnered with Paramount Global to offer its streaming service, Paramount+, to its subscribers. In doing so,...
August 17, 2022
Serbian startup Apotekamo raises 2.5 million euros to expand!
Apotekamo, a Serbian online pharmacy solution, has managed to raise 2.5 million euros in funding. The company will use this funding to expand into new markets, increase its marketing activities...
August 16, 2022
CoDi from Mexico expands into Europe with Unlimint
CoDi - the official Mexican online payment platform created by the Bank of Mexico - has announced that it is expanding into Europe through a partnership with Unlimint, a London-based...
August 15, 2022
Google crashes and Twitter gets hacked
Google crashes after its data center in Iowa, US explodes. So far, Google has not officially explained what exactly happened, but a rumour has been circulating that the explosion was...
August 10, 2022
Bol.com reaches 50.000 partner sellers and 13 million customers
Benelux’s marketplace Bol.com has doubled its number of sellers during the last three years, reaching the mark of 50.000 partner sellers. Currently, partner sellers are responsible for 60% percent of...
August 9, 2022
Tik Tok freezes the expansion of its e-commerce functionalities
Tik Tok won't expand its e-commerce functionalities to Europe. The Chinese social networking titan intended to launch its online shopping service in Europe in the coming months, but has decided...
August 8, 2022
Yaydoo has become the latest Mexican unicorn!
Yaydoo, a Mexican pioneer in blockchain-based B2B receivables and payments, has become the latest tech unicorn in LATAM, following a merger with Paystand to form a global network for B2B...
August 4, 2022
HubSpot launches a free CMS!
The CRM platform HubSpot has announced the launch of its CMS tools completely free of charge. This content management system will allow entrepreneurs to create free websites, landing pages and...
August 3, 2022
Zalando won’t expand into the U.S. ... for now
Zalando, one of the largest e-commerce fashion platforms, was planning to launch in the U.S. next year with an estimated investment of over a hundred million euros. However, current financial...
August 2, 2022
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