By Lauren Fruncillo August 5, 2021 - 1:49 pm

40% of children’s toys bought from marketplaces unsafe

Recent research from Which? has found that 40% of children's toys bought on online marketplaces have failed safety tests. Out of 28 toys tested from marketplaces AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Wish, 12 failed. The findings showed that the following hazards were present in some of

AliExpress doubles down on shoppertainment in Europe

If you're like most people in the practically non-stop year long lockdown, you've been watching more videos online and some of those videos might be people trying to sell you something. This has a name, Shoppertainment, a concept that blurs the lines between ecommerce, entertainment

What drives cross-border purchasing and where do we buy from?

Whistl has undertaken a survey to understand the international online purchasing behaviour of consumers in the UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Australia and the USA. It found that making cost savings was the biggest driver for consumers for cross-border purchasing (64%); followed by getting

Top 4 Asian marketplaces

With China on lockdown due to the Coronavirus and much of Asia taking precautions, the eyes of the world are on the global health emergency. Sooner or later the lockdown will end, the health emergency will be over and consumers will be out shopping again

Top 10 Shopping Apps Gen Z most likely to use

Have you ever heard of TikTok, Discord, Kik and Bitmoji? If you're Gen Z (born 1997 - 2012) then you most likely use these apps according to a new How to Win Gen Z report from App Annie. It examines Gen Z across countries and

AliExpress Russia Joint Venture deal completed

Alibaba's AliExpress Russia has announced the deal to join forces with Group, MegaFon and the Russian Direct Investment Fund is signed off which will bring together ecommerce, social media and gaming platforms for the Russian consumers and give Russian SMEs greater access to both

AliExpress give green light to free returns in eight countries

Alibaba's Group Chinese marketplace, AliExpress today gave the green light to merchants trading on the marketplace to offer their shoppers free returns in eight countries ahead of the possible wider rollout. The move will see the marketplace sellers surprising and delighting their shoppers for the first

First European AliExpress Plaza physical store opens in Spain

Alibaba have opened their first AliExpress Plaza physical store in Europe as they continue to test the waters of European ecommerce and look to grow their footprint. Why Spain for the AliExpress Plaza and not one of the larger European ecommerce markets such as the UK

AliExpress Russia Joint Venture close to launch

A joint venture between Alibaba Group, Group, MegaFon and the Russian Direct Investment Fund will see AliExpress Russia Joint Venture launch soon. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has cleared the joint venture to move forward. Now, Russia’s most-popular shopping site, Alibaba-owned AliExpress, with their partners will

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