By Lauren Fruncillo January 7, 2021 - 3:11 pm

Rakuten Super Logistics celebrate the perseverance of ecommerce

Rakuten Super Logistics are celebrating the perseverance of businesses during the pandemic by running a competition searching for the biggest success stories in the US. The competition which is running until the end of February will award a random success story a prize of $2,

Rakuten shutting down German marketplace

According to reports Rakuten will be shutting down their 10-year-old German platform just months after the closure of their U.S. marketplace due to challenges faced with the business making a relevant market presence. will be closing down and no longer accepting new orders from

Rakuten shutting down U.S. marketplace formally known as

Reports suggest that Rakuten are closing down their U.S. marketplace formally known as and although no exact date has been provided, will be winding down their services over the next two months. Customers will still be able to place orders on the site for and Rakuten partner for drone delivery service in Japan and Rakuten are now working together to see's drones and autonomous delivery used in Rakuten's unmanned delivery solutions in Japan. The partnership will see combining their expertise in drone development with Rakuten's knowledge in drone delivery operations in Japan to provide the convenience

Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store launched

Walmart have officially opened the first Walmart ecommerce store in Japan. The Walmart Rakuten Ichiba Store is on the Rakuten Ichiba internet shopping mall. The flagship store combines Walmart’s international expertise in delivering high-quality US branded products at great prices and Rakuten’s strengths in online

Rakuten promises an ecommerce fightback

Rakuten is a massive business with lots of different aspects and divisions. Based in Japan, in recent years ecommerce hasn't been a primary focus but it has found growth by developing revenues from credit cards, online banking and other financial services. It's 90 million users

PriceMinister has been fully migrated to Rakuten

The popular French ecommerce website and marketplace PriceMinister has now been fully migrated and rebranded as Rakuten. The Japanese online giant bought Priceminister in 2010. The rebranding and launch of their German site, previously Tradoria, was completed some months ago. The new website and domain name

Rakuten set to launch a wireless mobile network in Japan

Japanese marketplace Rakuten is planning a foray into the mobile and wireless market there by launching its own network apparently to be called RMobile. Rakuten has received the necessary government approvals and licenses to offer mobile services and expand its business into a market dominated by

Rakuten calls in the robots to US warehouses

Rakuten is going cyber with the introduction of whizzy robots in its US warehouses. inVia Robotics says it is the provider of the next generation of robotics warehouse automation solutions for ecommerce fulfilment. It has been revealed that Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) has deployed inVia's autonomous

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