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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 May 23, 2019 - 5:09 pm

Amazon set to buy Sizmek ad tech business

Amazon are close to an agreement to acquire advertising tech company Sizmek out of bankruptcy - putting the marketplaces advertising business in a stronger position against the competition with Google, says Bloomberg. According to two people who're briefed on the deal, the buy

Are Amazon Air surpassing UPS and FedEx aerial network?

Amazon Air have been making headlines with news of strengthening their logistics capabilities. Last week Amazon announced the planned launched of new air hub in 2021 as part of their ongoing commitment to accelerated delivery. Some might even say that Amazon is developing their fulfilment network faster

Amazon Literary Partnership awards to grant $1m funding to 66 literary organisations

Amazon Literary Partnership awards are set to grant $1m in funding to 66 nonprofit literary organisations in Amazon's ongoing aim to support diverse authors globally. For a decade, the Amazon Literary Partnership has provided hundreds of grants to more than 150 such organisations. Over the

Aliababa puts philanthropy at the core of operations

"If the earth is sick, no one is healthy," is how Alibaba's co-founder Jack Ma describes the philanthropy motto surrounding the business' operations, as reported by Alizila. This expression has echoed Alibaba's new report findings which highlight the company's three-pronged approach to ethical retailing. Alibaba currently

Amazon invests in Deliveroo

Deliveroo have announced that Amazon is leading a new $575 million funding round, alongside existing investors taking the total Deliveroo have raised to date to $1.53 billion. This is an interesting move considering that Amazon shut down Amazon Restaurants last year, they only launched in the

Vodafone 5G to go live on 3rd July 2019 in multiple UK cities

Vodafone has become the first mobile operator to announce a launch date for their 5G service and the first to announce 5G roaming in four European countries. Even better, for both business and consumer customers, Vodafone 5G will be priced the same as 4G. The price

AliExpress gets buy now, pay later with Alipay and Klarna via Adyen

AliExpress have added Klarna’s Pay Later option through payment platforms Alipay and Adyen. Klarna’s ‘Pay later’ solution is enabled by Adyen, the payments provider behind AliExpress. This will empower AliExpress’ shoppers in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland to decide when and how they want

eBay@Home expands to hire local Baton Rouge talent

eBay are bringing about 40 full-time customer-service jobs to Baton Rouge, Louisiana as part of eBay@Home, an initiative that allows employees to work from home. Initially introduced in the US in 2018 in Akron, Ohio, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas, eBay@Home expands eBay’s customer

New sustainability-led marketplace for renewable energy: Instatrust

Instatrust, a new online sustainability-led marketplace for renewable power purchase agreements. According to the marketplace, 170 corporations worldwide have committed to 100% renewable energy by 2050 at the latest. The marketplace is designed to connect sellers with buyers that're committed to buying clean energy with suppliers