What's been happening in the wider world of ecommerce that could affect how you run your marketplace business
By Dan Wilson October 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm

Ecommerce in Spain grew by 25% in Q117

In the latest data released by the Spanish markets and competition commission there, the CNMC, ecommerce in Spain in good health and growing rapidly. The total value of ecommerce grew by 24.8% year onnyear and the number of transactions increased by 31 percent to 115 million

Meet the company: ePages

At last month’s successful Commerce Summit 2017, hosted by ePages, our Paul Skeldon caught up with CEO of ePages, Wilfried Beeck, to find out more about the future of SMB retail and what ePages were announcing in Hamburg. His video report is here: Back

Germany leads the way with most online stores in the EU

Germany is a bigger country than the UK so it seems logical and normal that they have more online stores there than over here. But it's also worth noting that the UK has a more developed consumer culture and spends more by head of population

Rakuten extends super points loyalty programme

Online retailer Rakuten has expanded its loyalty programme to third party retailers, with the effect that Super Points can now be earned at partners including Waterstones, Zavvi, TK Maxx, Asos and more than 200 other retailers when shopping through Customers in the UK and Spain

Etsy currency conversion bug leads to cancelled orders

An Etsy currency conversion bug appears to have impacted the marketplace over the weekend, which for some sellers has spiraled out of control. "We were receiving the incorrect conversion rate, which caused these discrepancies in the conversion pricing for your shop/orders. If you haven't already, you

Alibaba to open Tmall in Russia

According to reports Alibaba is set to launch its B2C marketplace platform Tmall in Russia imminently. It will launch online as part of the Aliexpress site in Russia in what is the first expansion of the Tmall marketplace beyond China. According to reports AliExpress is one

Linn Academy: Rise of the Robots with John Lawson

If you want to know what AI, VR, Robots, Big Data and the Cloud mean to ecommerce, not to mention the bots that you're probably using without even realising it, then John Lawson's keynote talk at the Linnworks Linn Academy 2017 is a must watch.

Shoppers will spend more on Black Friday 2017

Christmas will be starting early this year. According to a new Periscope By McKinsey report, 81% of UK shoppers and 44% of US shoppers plan to go bargain hunting online and in stores this Black Friday. This is a massive rise from the 22% of

Tamebay comment: Online marketplaces and VAT fraud from overseas sellers

The report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee looking at online marketplaces and VAT fraud, typically from overseas sellers, makes for interesting reading. And in the nearly 20 years I've been involved with ecommerce it is also doubtless the most significant regulatory intervention

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