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By Chris Dawson July 12, 2018 - 8:54 pm

Lisa Pearson new Chief Marketing Officer at BigCommerce

BigCommerce has announced that Lisa Pearson has joined the company as chief marketing officer. With 20+ years of leadership experience, over a decade of which has been spent scaling SaaS companies, Pearson will lead BigCommerce’s global marketing organization, overseeing all aspects of brand and communications,

Why Fulfilment by eBay is crucial in Australia… But what about the UK and US?

eBay have a problem in Australia - for many years they have been the defacto marketplace but now Amazon has arrived on the continent they've got a serious contender. That's why they've launched Fulfilment by eBay first in Australia and it's also why many other

Gender diversity in the top-level management of Singapore’s ecommerce market

Singapore aims to achieve the Diversity Action Committee's (DAC) target by 2020 which is to have a 20% female representation on the boards of listed companies. According to the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, women only occupy just over 10% of board

Louis Lindsay to climb to Everest Base Camp for FoodCycle charity

Louis Lindsay, a Data Administrator at JustEat (who were 2018 runners up and 2017 champions in the Ecommerce Cup), will be trekking up to Base Camp on Everest for the Food Cycle charity. He first found out about Food Cycle towards the end of 2016 when

Hermes Germany and Amazon Logistics buy Battery-electric eVito vans

Hermes and Amazon Logistics have bought into Mercedes-Benz Vans Battery-electric eVito vans in joint pilot projects. The eVito is efficient, economical, flexible and reliable at all times say Mercedes-Benz Vans keen to prove that electrified models are competitive and, depending on use case, able to hold

Etsy welcomes DaWanda sellers to extend EU reach

Etsy have entered into an agreement with troubled marketplace DaWanda to encourage the community of DaWanda sellers and buyers to migrate to the Etsy platform. DaWanda have announced that they will shut down completely by the 30th of August this year. "Germany has long been one

Amazon Logistics should worry postal services and carriers

The news of a new Amazon Delivery Service Partner program will doubtless send shockwaves through the carrier industry as every parcel Amazon delivers is one less for them to handle. Here in the UK, Amazon Logistics is already the fourth (if not third) largest courier

eBay lay offs make 100s of employees redundant

eBay have cut it's workforce by a "low single digit percentage", which may not sound a lot but even a low single digit percentage is a lot when you have over 14,000 employees around the world. “We are sharpening our focus on priority initiatives and aligning

Delivering customers the gift of time

This is a guest post examining how technology and automation can free up consumers time and delivering first time success more frequently, written by Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO of NetDespatch. Awesome automation One of the primary goals of successful logistics is customer convenience and that’s often what we