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Zalando now sells toys
Zalando now sells toys. The company has expanded its product range with a selection of toys from well-known brands such as Lego, Playmobil, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Baby Born, Ravensburger, and...
January 12, 2023
Alibaba shares soared above 8% after Jack Ma relinquished control of Ant Group
Alibaba shares soared above 8% and hit six-month highs after its founder, Jack Ma, finally relinquished control of the techno-financial subsidiary Ant Group.  🔥Do you want to know more about...
January 11, 2023
Spanish Ecommerce
Spanish e-commerce reached €18.19 billion in 2022
Spanish e-commerce continues to grow, and in the second quarter of 2022, it increased 33.1% year-on-year to reach €18.19 billion, according to the latest e-commerce data available on the CNMCData...
January 9, 2023
Lobster has been acquired by FSN Capital
Lobster, a Germany-based no-code data integration and digital process automation software suite maker, has been acquired by FSN Capital, a Northern European private equity investment house.  🔥Do you want to...
January 6, 2023
Amazon secured an $8 billion loan
Amazon secured an $8 billion loan. The company has agreed with several lenders for an $8 billion loan to be prepared for the tough times ahead. 🔥Do you want to...
January 5, 2023
Progressive Web Apps: the future of e-commerce?
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that aim to provide a native app-like experience to users. Among their many benefits, PWAs have become the go-to solution for many global...
January 4, 2023
Meta bought Luxexcel, a 3D prescription glasses brand
Meta bought Luxexcel, a Dutch brand that specializes in the development and manufacture of prescription glasses with 3D capabilities.  🔥Do you want to know more about international commerce and e-commerce...
January 3, 2023
One-third of the world economy will be in a global recession by 2023
One-third of the world economy could go into a deep global recession during 2023, warns the International Monetary Fund. This year will be more challenging for the global economy than...
January 2, 2023
U.S. holidays ‘record sales’ could be due to inflation
U.S. customers reached record sales during this year’s holiday season. Still, according to CNN, this was primarily due to inflation, which forced consumers to spend more for retail goods and...
December 28, 2022
TikTok could be banned in the U.S.
TikTok now faces congressional efforts to shut down its operations in the United States. This comes amid complex negotiations between TikTok and the Biden Administration regarding data security and accusations...
December 27, 2022
Fashion Cloud raises 25 million euros for expansion!
Fashion Cloud, a B2B data startup, has raised 25 million euros in growth capital. Fashion Cloud's innovative business model aims to provide businesses with a network of connections with 600...
December 23, 2022
The European Commission accepted the commitments offered by Amazon
The European Commission (EC) has accepted the commitments offered by Amazon in the case of monopolistic abuses in relation to the use of data of independent sellers using its platform....
December 22, 2022
The European Commission accuses Meta of abusive practices
The European Commission (EC) has accused Meta of abusive practices to favor Facebook Marketplace in the online classified ads competition. Brussels considers the company to be in breach of European...
December 20, 2022
Amazon will reward you for knowing what ads you see on your phone
Amazon will reward you for knowing what ads you see on your mobile. The company's new ad verification program will pay $2 per month to users who can access recommended...
December 19, 2022
Carrefour is testing Whatsapp sale capabilities in France for Christmas
Carrefour is testing Whatsapp as a new sales service in France for the Christmas campaign. Between December 5th and 21st, customers can buy around a hundred Christmas products via WhatsApp's...
December 15, 2022
Walmart-backed fintech will launch ‘buy now, pay later’ loans
One, a Walmart-backed fintech startup, has announced its plans to launch a ‘buy now, pay later’ loan system.  The venture, called One, is gearing up to launch its version of...
December 14, 2022
ChatGPT: What is it, and how could it transform e-commerce?
By Daniela Lyon - Artificial intelligence wants to change the world. And we might as well see it happen a lot faster than we think.  From Dall-E to Midjourney, passing...
December 12, 2022
Alibaba marketplace Miravia arrives in Spain
Alibaba has launched Miravia, a new online marketplace in Spain. The platform aims at connecting brands and content creators with consumers. It features fashion, beauty, food, and lifestyle products. In...
December 9, 2022
Shein readies to launch its own marketplace
Shein is reading itself to expand its influence globally by leaping into the marketplace model. An example of this is the alliance that the company established with Amazon last July...
December 8, 2022
Black Friday and Cyber Week sales hit a $9 billion record in the USA
Black Friday and Cyber Week sales went up, reaching 9 billion dollars in the USA, beating the dim dark forecast done by many experts.  According to CNBC, consumers spent a...
December 6, 2022
Twitter launched three new ad-targeting options
To seek out new advertisers, Twitter has launched three new ad-targeting options, including a new 'Conversions' objective that the social network announced last August. Previously, Twitter advertisers could optimize campaigns...
December 5, 2022
Navigating Global E-Commerce in 2023: A Comprehensive Guide to Cross-Border Selling Between the EU and the UK
By GoGlobal E-commerce - Following the 2020 Brexit referendum and the UK exiting the EU, a steady flow of changes has altered global e-commerce and its accessibility. Many mid-market merchants,...
December 1, 2022
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
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