What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Sasha Fedorenko June 17, 2019 - 4:49 pm

Lower-tier Chinese consumers drive demand for online marketplaces

Lower-tier Chinese consumers are driving demand for online marketplaces, allowing merchants to capitalise on this phenomenon, says new China’s lower-tier cities step up in consumption report by Invesco. Understanding lower-tier Chinese consumers The changing consumption dynamic in China is giving rise to consumers who shop on global

New study urges UK SMEs to prepare for no-deal Brexit

The UK SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are urged to avoid putting their faith in politicians and consider all reasonable preparations for no-deal Brexit, says new study by The Institute of Directors (IOD). The Institute of Directors (IOD) says that their analysis into how UK SMEs

FedEx and Dollar General to add extra in-store delivery and pickup locations

FedEx today announced the addition of more than 8,000 Dollar General stores to the FedEx network of package drop-off, return, and hold-for-pickup options in the US. FedEx and Dollar General partnership is aimed at "help[ing] merchants grow their businesses by offering [US] shoppers convenient drop-off

The Ecommerce Cup 2019 Knock Out Stages results

Following the Group Stages, the top 16 teams progressed to the Ecommerce Cup 2019 Knock Out stages with the winners eventually being Episerver and the runners up previous winners Just Eat. Round of 16 Weengs5 - 0Ingenico On the Dot2 - 4Linnworks 1 Just Eat 15 - 1Trustpilot 2 ChannelAdvisor 12 - 7Trustpilot 1 Episerver7 -

The Ecommerce Shield 2019 Knock Out Stages results

Following the Group Stages, the top 16 teams progressed to the Ecommerce Cup, with the next best place 16 teams progressing to the Ecommerce Shield 2019 Knock Out stages. For the second year, ChannelAdvisor took the shield with this year's runners up being Bazaarvoice. Round of

The Ecommerce Cup 2019 Group Stage results

With 42 teams in The Ecommerce Cup this year, that made for a ton of matches detailed below in the Group Stage results. Sadly at the end of the group stages 10 teams were knocked out while the top 16 teams progressed to play for

USPS price hike to affect parcel size

USPS have announced USPS price hike that will "affect dimensional weight pricing" for Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and Parcel Select Ground in the US, reported This means that parcels will be subjects to higher rates concerning their size rather their weight. USPS say

Love Island Fashion Partner I SAW IT FIRST

With Love Island 2019 hitting the nation’s screens, online fashion retailer I SAW IT FIRST – the exclusive fashion partner of the ITV2 series – has partnered with CollectPlus to offer Click & Collect to their customers at 7,000+ CollectPlus Points across the UK. I SAW

GUEST COMMENT: People are the key to a prosperous future

Retailers continue to witness huge growth in online volumes. They are now relying more than ever on carriers to efficiently deliver an increasing number of their parcels while maintaining exceptional customer experience. As a result, home delivery firms face significant investment in their infrastructure, fleets and,

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