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Buy on Google will be discontinued after September 26th
Buy on Google for Search and Shopping will be discontinued after September 26th, announced Google. Still, Buy on Google for YouTube will remain available for eligible U.S. merchants. According to...
July 13, 2023
Amazon will reduce logistics fees for all low-cost products in the USA
Amazon announced it would reduce logistics fees for all low-cost products inside the USA. To do so,  Amazon will eliminate the 'Small and Light' program that sellers have been using...
July 11, 2023
Amazon Prime Day 2023 is expected to reach 1.4 billion euros in sales in the UK
Amazon Prime Day 2023, one of the most anticipated annual events for all users who shop on the marketplace, is about to begin. Announced at the end of June, Amazon...
July 10, 2023
Norway – a challenging but potentially rewarding e-commerce market
By Direct Link - Norway is a highly digitalized country with a well-established e-commerce market. Having a population of 5,3 million, Norway is the smallest country in the Nordics in...
July 5, 2023
Meta wants to challenge Google and Apple app stores
Meta wants to challenge Goole and Apple app stores now that the EU recently approved the Digital Markets Act, which is expected to come into force next spring. This new...
July 4, 2023
TikTok plans to launch Trendy Beat in the USA
TikTok plans to launch Trendy Beat in the United States early next month. To pull it off, the shopping section within the app will showcase a product line of its...
July 3, 2023
USA economy is picking up the pace: 2% growth in the first quarter
The U.S. economy showed much more substantial than expected 2% growth in the first quarter, according to an extensive upward revision Thursday from the Commerce Department. Gross domestic product increased...
June 29, 2023
Shein marketplace will now arrive in Spain
Shein continues the global expansion of its marketplace initiative. Shein marketplace will now arrive in Spain. The Chinese company has already incorporated well-known brands such as Skechers and Lansinoh in...
June 27, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a new lawsuit against Amazon
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a new lawsuit against Amazon. The FTC is once again pointing the finger at the company founded by Jeff Bezos and, on this...
June 26, 2023
Germany: the European e-commerce giant
By Direct Link - With 84 million inhabitants, Germany is the second most populous country in Europe after  Russia. More than 80 percent of the residents are active online consumers....
June 22, 2023
For the eighth month in a row online prices have declined, according to the Adobe Digital Price Index
For the eighth month in a row, online prices have declined, according to the Adobe Digital Price Index, which analyzes one trillion visits to online retail sites and more than...
June 21, 2023
Over 250,000 refugees will be hired by Amazon, Starbucks, Adidas, and 40 other major brands
Some of the world's largest and most recognized brands have pledged to hire over 250,000 refugees in Europe, to be trained and offered a job, in the next following three...
June 20, 2023
Alibaba plans to expand Tmall to Europe
Alibaba is continuing its international push. Now, according to statements from CEO Michael Evans picked up by CNBC, the company plans to expand Tmall to Europe.  "You will see something...
June 19, 2023
EUIPO: 1 in 3 Europeans are buying counterfeit products
According to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 1 in 3 Europeans are buying counterfeit products. The rise of counterfeits comes as technology makes it easier to buy and...
June 15, 2023
ShipBob has launched its services in the Netherlands
ShipBob, a global logistics provider specializing in e-commerce omni-fulfillment solutions, has launched its services in the Netherlands.  ShipBob was currently providing services for supply chain solutions and fulfillment of global...
June 14, 2023
Amazon’s advertising reached 11.6 billion dollars in revenues
Amazon's advertising business is gaining ground on its other technology rivals, Google and Meta, and has been the fastest growing over the past three years.  In 2022, this segment reached...
June 13, 2023
Amazon Prime Video could now include ads
Amazon could join Netflix and Disney in launching an ad-supported Prime Video subscription. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the tech giant would look to boost the...
June 8, 2023
Ayden announced Payout Services, a new global fast payments service
Adyen, the global financial technology platform, announced the launch of Payout Services. This offering enables Adyen's customers to pay out funds purchased with the preferred method of their affiliated users...
June 6, 2023
PcComponentes is getting ready to launch its e-commerce in France
The Spanish pc parts and online tech products retailer PcComponentes is getting ready to launch its e-commerce in France.  This expansión has been expected for a long time and would...
June 5, 2023
Salesupply offers a new shared e-commerce customer service in Scandinavia!
By Salesupply - Expanding your e-commerce business to Scandinavia just became easier and more affordable. Webstores can now offer native customer service in the Nordic countries even when their customer...
June 1, 2023
Amazon India now offers food payments
Amazon India is testing a new path to conquer the Indian market after shutting down its food delivery business last year: Now it is trying its hand at food payments...
May 31, 2023
ChatGPT app expanded to 11 countries with over half a million downloads
The ChatGPT app has announced its expansion to 11 new countries, including some in Europe, and it reported more than 500,000 downloads in just six days after its launch, according...
May 30, 2023
Google unveiled Product Studio: A generative AI for product images
Google unveiled Product Studio, a tool designed to create unique product images using generative AI.  To access the tool, brands must log into Merchant Center Next, Google's platform for businesses...
May 26, 2023
The Temu app from Pinduoduo arrives in the USA
Chinese group-buying company Pinduoduo has just launched its new online shopping platform in the U.S., the Temu app, its first foray into another market. The website is called Temu and...
May 25, 2023
ChatGPT launches its first mobile app for iOS
ChatGPT aims to achieve its universalization with its first official application for smartphones. Specifically, it is available for iOS. Thus, it can be accessed more easily. The announcement comes six...
May 24, 2023
Meta AI Sandbox is close to being released
Meta has released more details on how it plans to use AI to improve the performance of its ad system. So far, the company announced a possible release of Meta...
May 17, 2023
Bizum pushes to conquer online payments
Bizum pushes to conquer online payments by offering its services to online stores starting this month.   Since May 5th, Bizum customers can use the tool to facilitate their payments...
May 15, 2023
Google will launch Bard in 180 countries simultaneously
Google will launch its Artificial Intelligence chatbot Bard in over 180 countries simultaneously. The company first presented this tool in February. After several months of testing, they want to take...
May 12, 2023
TikTok and LiveRamp partnered to offer a sales lift measurement solution for the UK and France
TikTok and LiveRamp have partnered to launch a sales lift measurement solution for CPG brands in the UK and France. The measurement solution will report on sales lift for brands...
May 11, 2023
Shopify sells its logistic business and lays off 20% of the staff
Shopify has announced the sale of its logistics business, Shopify Logistics, including the company it acquired for $2.1 billion less than a year ago, Deliverr, to Flexport for a 13%...
May 8, 2023
Taclia gets over €6 million investment from Cusp Capital
Taclia announced its successful investment round of over €6 million from Cusp Capital and Stage 2 Capital. The startup in Barcelona offers small and medium-sized businesses a free management platform...
May 3, 2023
TikTok Shop invites selected vendors to test its beta
TikTok Shop was originally tested with selected brands last year in the United States and is now expanding access to its in-profile product display option for selected users.  As such,...
May 2, 2023
Amazon plans to keep its European expansion during 2023
Amazon plans to keep its European expansion with Amazon Business expanding in Europe during 2023.  Bezos company plans to expand its B2B division - Amazon Business - although it remains...
May 1, 2023
Italian E-commerce reached a turnover of 76 billion euros in 2022
Italian e-commerce had a turnover of 76 billion euros in 2022, according to data published by Ecommerce in Italy 2023 report from Casaleggio Associati, a digital strategy consulting business in...
April 28, 2023
E-commerce in Norway – a highly developed market!
By Direct Link - Norway, with a population of 5,4 million, is the smallest country in the Nordic region in terms of number of citizens. But certainly not small in...
April 27, 2023
Shein becomes a marketplace in Brazil
Shein has become a full-fledged marketplace in Brazil, from which it will begin to offer, in addition to items from its collections, products from third-party brands. Shein had been preparing...
April 26, 2023
Ranpak to Exhibit Latest Sustainable End-of-Line Packing Solutions at LogiMAT 2023
By Ranpak - CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – April 13, 2023 – Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”) (NYSE: PACK), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial...
April 25, 2023
Walmart sells its online plus-size brand Eloquii
Walmart is selling the online apparel brand Eloquii to FullBeauty Brands, marking the retailer’s third divestiture of a direct-to-consumer brand this year. The big-box retailer sold Bonobos to WHP Global...
April 24, 2023
Google is no longer the preferred search engine for consumers in the USA
According to Jungle Scout's Q1 2023 Consumer Trends Report, consumers are increasingly turning to Walmart, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok in the USA, for information and online shopping.  In contrast, Google...
April 21, 2023
Google shipping information
Google will display expanded shipping and returns information
Google will display expanded shipping and returns information in search text results for commercial sites. This is done by aggregating content using structured data markup, like how you have marked up...
April 20, 2023
In Spain, 3 out of each 10 people want to be an entrepreneur
In Spain, 3 out of each 10  people want to be an entrepreneur. This is the result of the Entrepreneurship Study Spain, a report presented by the Spanish delivery company...
April 18, 2023
Spain could ban ChatGPT
ChatGPT, OpenAI's artificial intelligence tool, is in the spotlight again, as Spain could ban ChatGPT for copyright infringement.  After being banned in Italy a few weeks ago for not complying...
April 14, 2023
Google is preparing to include conversational AI
Google is preparing to include conversational AI features in its search engine, the company's CEO Sundar Pichai has said. The advances in AI will boost Google's ability to answer search...
April 13, 2023
E-commerce turnover in Spain has increased to 18,933 million euros
E-commerce turnover in Spain has increased in the third quarter of 2022 by 28.8% year-on-year to reach 18,933 million euros, according to the latest e-commerce data available on the CNMCData...
April 11, 2023
ChatGPT blocked in Italy
Italy has ordered to block "with immediate effect" the Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool, ChatGPT, of the US technology company OpenAI, accusing it of not respecting the law on protecting users'...
April 6, 2023
Glopal raised 20 million euros in funding
E-commerce support software for international expansion, Glopal raised 20 million euros in funding, during a Series A round.  The startup will expand its operations in Europe, the United Kingdom, and...
April 5, 2023
Great expectations – here’s why you should attend the InternetRetailing Expo in May at NEC Birmingham
By IRX - Thousands of industry professionals will gather for the UK’s premier digital retail show, IRX – which is free to attend The InternetRetailing Expo (IRX), considered the UK’s premier...
April 4, 2023
EU Parliament increases the protection for online shoppers and vulnerable consumers
The EU Parliament reached a provisional political agreement to increase the protection for online shoppers by updating the EU’s rules on product safety of non-food consumer products. The new regulation...
April 3, 2023
Meta Data Center in Talavera de la Reina will be a 1,000 million dollars investment
Meta has confirmed that it will continue with the project to create a data center in Talavera de la Reina, Spain, despite the numerous layoffs in the company.  🔥Do you...
March 31, 2023
The Spanish CNMC initiates disciplinary proceedings against Google and Alphabet
The National Commission for Markets and Competition from Spain (CNMC) has initiated a disciplinary proceeding against Google and its parent company, Alphabet, for abuse of Google's dominant position concerning publishers...
March 31, 2023
Alibaba reorganizes
Alibaba will reorganize its business into six companies
Alibaba will reorganize its business, including its spin-off, into six companies, each with the flexibility to raise external capital and consider an IPO. This is the most significant transformation in...
March 30, 2023
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