The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.19.17 (No. 60)

[China] Alibaba targets overseas Chinese with Tmall World Alibaba Group has launched Tmall World, a service aimed at giving 100 million overseas Chinese access to 1.2 billion products it sells through its Mobile Taobao app and other online platforms. Tmall World is primarily targeting Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, all of which have significant … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.19.17 (No. 60)

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The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.12.17 (No. 59)

[Australia] CatchOfTheDay rebrands as it gets ready to take on Amazon Australian online retailer CatchOfTheDay has rebranded itself Catch and relaunched as a marketplace in a move to compete with Amazon. Founded 10 years ago, Catch now sells more than two million products a month and has 70,000 club members. [U.S.] Amazon steps up Walmart … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.12.17 (No. 59)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.05.17 (No. 58)

UPS: American businesses forgoing billions in cross-border e-commerce A UPS report suggests that trade policies and attitudes in the United States are costing domestic businesses billions of dollars in lost revenues from cross-border e-commerce and trade. UPS found that, despite the immense potential of cross-border e-commerce (1.6 billion digital buyers worldwide), less than 1 percent … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 06.05.17 (No. 58)

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)

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)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.24.17 (No. 52)

[U.S.] Study: Amazon tops total market growth for U.S. sales of household items Across the U.S. housewares, health & personal care and beauty industries, Amazon has a combined average year-over-year growth (YoY) rate of 38%, compared to the total retail market's combined growth average of 6%, according to research from One Click Retail. Specifically, Amazon’s … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.24.17 (No. 52)

The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.17.17 (No. 51)

[South Africa] Africa's Largest Company Naspers Ups Investment In Takealot, South Africa's Biggest Ecommerce Firm Naspers, Africa's biggest ecommerce and digital company, has just invested R960-million (about $69.4-million) into Takealot Online, South Africa's largest ecommerce company. Naspers will now have a 53.5% stake in Takealot, while Tiger Global will own about 34%. Naspers has significant … Continue reading The Global eCommerce Newsletter 04.17.17 (No. 51)