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Industry Insiders News

A channel for those who work on the marketplaces on which the merchants and retailers are trading. Includes news as well as updates on product launches and services.
By Sasha Fedorenko January 23, 2019 - 12:38 pm

First JD.com drone delivery pilot in Indonesia

The first JD.com drone delivery pilot in Indonesia has launched, opening the doors to the future use of drones as a delivery tool. The drone delivery trial presents an opportunity for commercial drone use in Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region, subject to further regulatory approvals. The

Amazon face GDPR scandal over ‘violation of consumers’ rights’

Amazon have come under fire for "violation of consumers' rights" as they failed to fully comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The EU non-profit privacy group, noyb found that the marketplace failed to supply additional information to which consumers are entitled to under the EU law. It

Amazon secures top spot as consumers’ favourite brand 

Amazon have secured top spot as consumers' favourite brand and scored high ranks as the only marketplace across sectors including technology, entertainment and retail. Amazon is the UK's favourite brand after beating Marks and Spencers in the retail sector, suggests new research by DMA. More than

Amazon re:MARS AI conference announced

Amazon re:MARS is a new AI event for Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space. The event is inspired by MARS, an intimate invite-only event that brings together innovative minds to share new ideas across these rapidly advancing domains. re:MARS will combine the latest in forward-looking

eBay appoints new SVP and CCO to lead their global team

eBay announced the appointment of Steve Wymer as a new senior vice president (SVP) and chief communication officer (CCO) to lead the marketplace's global team. He will based in San Jose, California and will begin his duties at eBay on 4 February. Steve Wymer will be responsible for strengthening

Amazon addresses criticism on ‘taking an unfair share of profit’ from authors

Amazon have dubbed a new report by The Author's Guild as "flawed and contradictory" after it claimed that the marketplace are "taking an unfair share of profit" from authors in the US. The survey of US writers' earnings says that book income saw a 21% decline

All-new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote also replaces your TV remote control

Amazon now have over 30 million active users for their Fire TV devices giving them more 3 million more active users than streaming specialist Roku. It's driven by Prime and of course the new integrations with Amazon Alexa. I can even turn on my kettle

ZigZag Global win multi-million £ investment

ZigZag Global, a software solution for retailers to optimally manage the return, consolidation, and resale of products both domestically and internationally, has just landed a multi-million pound investment from Circularity Capital. The investment was also backed by US Silicon Valley investor Plug N Play Ventures. Circularity

eBay raises $58,100 in a charitable STEM-focused campaign

eBay have helped to a charitable STEM-focused campaign to raise $58,100 (£45,189) in a bid to fund educational resources in the Bay Area, US. The Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and DonorsChoose.org were auctioning off a pair of custom, game-worn Moon Landing” Under Armour Curry 6 basketball shoes on