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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 Lauren Fruncillo January 15, 2020 - 11:31 pm

Amazon lends Deliveroo money to avoid cash crunch

'You've got a friend in me' says Amazon to Deliveroo as they offer the online resturant food delivery company a loan whilst their last funding round is being investigated. Bloomberg reports that despite it being uncertain how much money was lent by Amazon, Deliveroo now

When is free speech not free speech according to Amazon

When your employer puts out a statement with their long term aims and objectives and then you decide to disagree and go to the press as an employee saying you disagree with your employer you should expect a certain level of intolerance to come your

Connectivity & mobility from Amazon at CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) began today and Amazon have announced that they will be displaying their automotive exhibit in booth 5616 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The stand will present information including how the company is working to help auto manufacturers and

Amazon fulfill hundreds of AmazonSmile charity lists

Amazon have surprised hundreds of charities across the US this holiday season by fulfilling their AmazonSmile charity wishlists. Hundreds of thousands of items have been donated to charities including but not limited to those involved with STEM education, homelessness, hunger and disaster relief. The act

New InPost UK senior management team aims for rapid growth

There is a new InPost UK senior management team who have ambitious growth plans as well as leading an environmentally positive change in consumer online delivery in the UK. Key to this growth is their aim to expand their national network of 850 automated lockers

Vinted speeds up its European growth by raising €128 million

The largest C2C online marketplace in Europe, Vinted have raised a staggering €128 million in their latest equity funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. It is hoped that this money will support the second-hand fashion site by furthering it's rapid growth throughout Europe. The

Increased General Election Payments agreed by Royal Mail and CWU

Whilst for much of the population, the upcoming General Election is just another vote on top of the endless referendums, local elections and General Election of the past few years. For Posties however, it's General Election payments bonus time. The Royal Mail make a few

eCommeleon Seed funding round closed – now looking for customers & staff

A successful eCommeleon Seed funding round has kicked off an innovative new SaaS product in the ecommerce space. eCommeleon is an innovative ETL (extract, transform, load) solution combining more than a decade of marketplace know-how with tried-and tested data optimisation modules and pioneering marketplace validation,

‘It’s time to do more:’ Zalando CEO on sustainability

Zalando have embarked upon a new sustainability strategy called "do.MORE" aimed at placing the people and the planet at the centre of their operations to address climate change anxiety, shaking up the corporate models and consumer mindsets. "It's time to do more," is the new business