The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.29.16

  1. Amazon’s Prime Now service starts delivering test drives from Hyundai Amazon has partnered with Hyundai to offer test drives of the 2017 Elantra through a new program called “Prime Now. Drive Now.” Instead of having to visit a dealership, Prime Now customers in select markets can go online and book a 45 to 60-minute … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.29.16


The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.22.16

  1. China's shopping army reboots Australia retail An army of 40,000 Chinese shopping agents use social media and mobile payment apps to buy goods for mainland Chinese consumers in Australia. Australian brand owners have begun exploring ways to work with shopping agents instead of competing with them to tap into the $1 trillion cross-border e-commerce … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.22.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.08.16

  1. Wal-Mart looks to to propel e-commerce efforts Wal-Mart is in talks to buy, the one0year old online discount retailer. The online startup has already raised more than $500 million in the past year but has yet to turn a profit. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart has been keeping up with Amazon. Last year, Wal-Mart’s ecommerce … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.08.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.01.16

  1. China’s online retail sales to double in three years, analysts say China’s online retail sector will continue to grow in the next years: 42.4% of its population will shop online by 2018. Online retail GMV will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 24.6% in the next three years. China’s online retail sales have … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 08.01.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.25.16

  1. eBay Business Supply Brings B2B Sales Under One Umbrella eBay brought its B2B offerings under eBay Business Supply. eBay Business Supply now has Business & Industrial, SAP Ariba Spot Buy, and eBay Wholesale Deals solutions. Forrester, a market research firm, projects that the U.S. B2B ecommerce market will grow from $780 billion in 2015 … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.25.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.18.16

  Asos sales soar spurred by international growth and jump in customer numbers The British online retailer has seen strong retail growth in the four months to June 30. UK sales grew 28%. International sales jumped 31%, driven by a 53%increase from the U.S. and a 32% increase from Europe. Overall, international sales account for 59% of the … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.18.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.11.16

Amazon grows its education footprint with Amazon Inspire Amazon launched Inspire, a free platform for learning materials. Amazon Inspire is an open education resources platform for students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. The content is a mix of “crowdsourced” resources from educators and primary content from third parties. Amazon does not earn an income directly from … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.11.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.05.16

  Rakuten gets into agriculture tech Right after withdrawing from Europe and Southeast Asia, Rakuten has invested in organic farming at home in Japan. Telefarm, a seven-year-old agriculture tech company, operates a platform that promotes organic farming in Japan. In recent years, Rakuten has also invested in a range of U.S. companies including Lyft, Pinterest, … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 07.05.16

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.27.16

  Wal-Mart China partners with Wal-Mart China has formed a strategic partner with Chinese eCommerce giant The agreement includes a wide range of business initiatives both online and offline: will take ownership of Wal-Mart China’s ecommerce marketplace Yihaodian. Sam’s Club China will open a flagship store on, offering imported products to … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.27.16