The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.29.17 (No. 57)

[Australia] Amazon lets slip plan to destroy Aus retail Amazon has moved to trademark its private label brand ahead of its local launch, heralding a whole new category of bargains for local shoppers. AmazonBasics, which has already made waves in the US, sells no-name versions of more than 1200 products, ranging from cheap batteries and … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.29.17 (No. 57)

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The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.15.17 (No. 55)

[U.S.] Amazon Makes Major Push Into Furniture Amazon is making a major push into furniture and appliances, including building at least four massive warehouses focused on fulfilling and delivering bulky items. The company is expanding its selection of products in the category, with offerings including Ashley Furniture sofas and Jonathan Adler home décor, and it … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.15.17 (No. 55)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.08.17 (No. 54)

[Middle East] After Souq, Dubai-based online retail platform JadoPado has now been acquired Dubai-based e-commerce platform JadoPado has been acquired by a “large regional business”, it confirmed on May 1st. However, the site declined to disclose who it was acquired by and the financial details of the transaction. Launched in 2011, JadoPado expanded from an … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.08.17 (No. 54)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.01.17 (No. 53)

[China] China's online retail sales remain robust in Q1 Online retail volume reached over 1.4 trillion yuan ($200 billion) in the first three months of 2017, up 32.1 percent year-on-year and more than double the pace of total retail sales, data from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) showed. [Southeast Asia] Lazada, Uber and Netflix team … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 05.01.17 (No. 53)