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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 September 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm

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

Jayne James joins Yodel as director of international services to lead global expansion

UK independent parcel carrier, Yodel, has appointed Jayne James as director of international services. Her appointment follows the opening of Yodel’s first international office, in Chengdu, China, last year to support inbound services. Jayne brings global logistics expertise to the business, having worked in the international

UPS follow Amazon steps with investment in autonomous trucking company

UPS are following Amazon logistics footsteps with a "minority" investment in an autonomous trucking company, TuSimple as they currently trialling self-driving tractor-trailers on a route in Arizona ahead of the potential wider roll out. Amazon's fulfilment counterpart, UPS are one of not many who can boast

Amazon up delivery game in Spain with new distribution centre in Barcelona

Amazon are upping their delivery game in Spain with plans to open their seventh distribution centre in Barcelona in their efforts to offer accelerated shipping in major ecommerce markets. The introduction of the new distribution hub in Barberá del Vallés, Barcelona is set to take place

Amazon accelerates logistic footprint with plans to conquer Pennsylvania have announced plans to accelerate their logistic footprint with plans to open their 15th Pennsylvanian operations facility in Pittsburgh in a bid to outmanoeuvre the fast delivery competition. The move will see Amazon planting another fulfilment centre in the US, moving a step closer to

Walmart pilots autonomous delivery to ‘reinvent the shopping experience’

Walmart have announced the pilot of autonomous delivery initiative with the self-driving company Gatik in a bid to "reinvent the shopping experience." The autonomous delivery operations will look after Walmart's Grocery Pickup and Delivery to communities across the US. The move will see Walmart staying "on

Cas Paton announced as finalist in NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Cas Paton, founder of OnBuy, has reached the finals of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the ‘Disruptor of the Year’ category for the South West region. The influential and highly respected Disruptor of the Year Award recognises the hard work that purpose-driven entrepreneurs deliver