Category: News

UPS backs ecommerce startup

UPS is dipping its toe in the direct-to-consumer market for manufacturers in the US, through a recent investment in technology startup Ally Commerce.

NetMedia Planet changes name to NMP

Award-winning digital agency Net Media Planet has announced the change of their company name to NMP and unveiled a new contemporary look and feel to its brand.

M2E Pro becomes a paid for service

M2E Pro, a well-known eBay integration extension for Magento, has traditionally been provided free of charge to merchants for many years. But from the 2nd of October the extension is now chargeable for all merchants with sales over $1000.

Youtube to improve buying experience with Shopping ads

Youtube is set to improve the customer retail experience with the launch of a new ad unit, Shopping ads. This is the next step in the development of its ecommerce offering, following the launch of shoppable ads in May 2015.

Aldi to join the ecommerce supermarket war

Aldi has announced it plans to launch online shopping in 2016, taking on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons in ecommerce, as the discount supermarket reported record UK sales.

Bauer to launch Dabbl

Bauer Media has announced the launch of a new ecommerce platform, Dabbl, as part of its ongoing investment into digital products.

Blackstone buys in to ISD expansion

Inflexion is to sell its stake in UK based multi-channel home shopping retailer Ideal Shopping Direct to fund manager Blackstone.

House of Fraser ecommerce up 31%

House of Fraser has reported that its ecommerce sales grew by 30.8 per cent to represent 17.5 per cent of sales, during a half-year that saw innovation across channels.

ONS reports online sales up 7.4% in August

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show online sales up 7.4 per cent for August, year on year. This was the 29th consecutive month of year-on-year growth.

Global ecommerce up nearly a quarter in 2014

Global B2C ecommerce of goods and services continued to grow significantly in 2014, with an actual growth rate of 24 per cent in 2014, in line with preceding years. While lower growth is expected in 2015, it’s still expected to show double digits (at 16 per cent).