Category: News

JD.com demands investigation into Alibaba  

China’s second-largest ecommerce company JD.com Inc said it has sent a letter of complaint to a Chinese anti-trust regulator and formally requested an investigation into rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Ecommerce drone deliveries by 2017?

While Amazon has been discussing drone deliveries for a while, Google’s new holding company Alphabet has said it’s in talks with the FAA about a drone management system.

Starship to launch land robot deliveries

Former Skype co-founders have announced the launch of a new company, Starship Technologies, which aims to fundamentally improve local delivery of goods and groceries, making it almost free.

Squarespace launches new ecommerce tools

Squarespace, the web publishing platform, has launched a suite of new ecommerce tools for small-business owners. Squarespace has announced plans to target a wider audience with two new products. In addition to the core Website product, the company is introducing a lower price plan with Squarespace Cover Pages at just $3 a month, and a new Squarespace… Read more »

Sing Post jumps on ecommerce growth

Singapore Post (SingPost) reported a 38.5 per cent jump in profit for its second quarter, boosted by one-off gains, acquisitions and growth of its ecommerce services business.

Visa brings token security to ecommerce

Visa has announced the introduction of token technology to Visa Checkout, the online service that allows customers to store shipping and payment information without having to re-enter their information.

Black Friday predictions expect spend up 32%

Retailers should be ready for a rise of almost a third in spending on Black Friday (27th November) this year, to £1.07 billon, making it the first time ever that UK online retail sales exceed £1 billion in a single day. This prediction is according to new figures produced by the global information services company,… Read more »