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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 October 30, 2019 - 3:32 pm

‘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

Zalando announces new leadership roles

Zalando have announced two senior leadership appointments to support the company's strategic priorities and growth agenda. Barbara Daliri-Freyduni joined Zalando on the 1st of October 2019 in the new position of Senior Vice President (SVP) Demand. Dr. Ralf Herbrich will join Zalando SE in a new

Metapack wins ‘Best Product’ at the eCommerce Expo Awards 2019

Metapack have taken home a top award for their return's product at the eCommerce Expo Awards 2019. “What a fantastic evening at the eCommerce Awards, and a huge congratulations to Metapack for winning the best product for its fantastic returns product at eCommerce Expo 2019." - Graeme

Amazon Future Engineer launching in the UK

Amazon is launching Amazon Future Engineer in the UK which they describe as a comprehensive childhood-to-career programme to inspire, educate and enable children and young adults to try computer science. By supporting the recruitment and training of 50 secondary school computer science teachers and over

Who is Scott Schenkel, the new interim eBay CEO?

Scott Schenkel became eBay’s interim CEO today as news broke that Devin Wenig quit as eBay CEO and resigned from the eBay board of directors. “During his 12 years at eBay, Scott has demonstrated that he is a strong and dynamic leader who knows our business

Amazon set to step up delivery promise in Canada

Amazon are stepping up their delivery promise in Canada with a scheduled launch of their 12th fulfilment centre in the country in a bid to support merchants to deliver instant gratification to their customers in a shape of accelerated delivery. The marketplace announced the plans to

Alibaba celebrate 20th anniversary with new values

“A company has to have a mission beyond making a just profit. A company has to have a belief that they’re trying to do something that’s really a higher calling.” is the values that have been driving the success of Alibaba, in the words of

OnBuy funding round seeks to raise £500k

A new OnBuy funding round is being sought to launch newly identified growth opportunities. A previous OnBuy funding round raised £2.7million to launch the ecommerce platform and they are now seeking a top-up of £500k to develop the offering, become profitable and fuel it’s growth. OnBuy

Notonthehighstreet appoint former HelloFresh boss as new CEO

Notonthehighstreet, the curated online marketplace and home of thoughtful gifts, have appointed Claire Davenport as their new chief executive officer. Barrie Seidenberg, who has led notonthehighstreet as CEO since April 2018, was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year and will now be stepping down