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Walmart subsidising marketplace prices

Retail giant Walmart is subsidising some third-party (3P) sellers on its e-marketplace platform to remain price competitive with Amazon. According…

GSA issues e-commerce marketplace RFP

Following yesterday’s news on the consolidation of its multiple award schedules, the US General Services Administration (GSA) has also published…

Michaels launches online shopping for Canada

North American arts and crafts retailer Michaels has revealed its new e-commerce website for the Canadian market. For the first…

E-commerce associations merge

E-Commerce Europe and the European E-Commerce & Omnichannel Trade Association (EMOTA) have announced they are joining forces to give the…

Durable launches UK dealer portal

Office products vendor Durable has launched a portal on its UK website to provide dealers with a range of marketing…

Pitney Bowes to offload software business

Mailing, shipping and e-commerce group Pitney Bowes has agreed to sell its Software Solutions unit for $700 million in cash.…

Alibaba launches US B2B platform

Alibaba.com, the B2B marketplace of Alibaba, has launched its US seller programme, with Office Depot announced as one of its…

Staples Canada updates digital platform

Staples Canada has launched a new e-commerce platform built on Shopify Plus technology. The reseller said the web experience will…

GSA issues draft solicitation for e-commerce platforms

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has published a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the initial proof of concept…

Manutan acquires Benelux distributor

European workplace products reseller Manutan has acquired a 100% stake in Netherlands-based online storage and material handling distributor Kruizinga. Founded…

Wesfarmers buys online retailer

Officeworks owner Wesfarmers has agreed to acquire local e-commerce retailer Catch Group for A$230 million (US$160 million). Founded in 2006,…

B2B marketplace expands into US and Europe

India-based B2B marketplace Beldara is expanding its international presence to the US and European markets, it has been reported. Founded…

Office Depot tops e-commerce jan/san report

Office Depot has knocked Staples off the number one spot in the latest e-commerce jan/san report published by B2B payments…

Hot Topic: On your marks…

When Amazon makes any kind of announcement, the ripple effect tends to send shudders through executives in at least one…

Analysis: GSA pilot set to include office products

At the beginning of May, the US General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued…

GSA reveals Federal e-commerce plan

The US General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued their Phase 2 implementation…

GSA e-commerce report delayed

A Congressional report on Phase 2 of the use of commercial e-commerce platforms for US Federal purchasing has been pushed…

Enavate upgrades B2B e-commerce solution

US-based Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner Enavate has announced enhancements to its Customer Connect B2B e-commerce package aimed at dealers and…

Office Depot in strategic partnership with Alibaba

Office Depot and e-commerce platform Alibaba have signed a strategic collaboration aimed at helping US small businesses. The collaboration will…

Mercateo opens Swiss subsidiary

Online procurement platform Mercateo opened a fully-fledged subsidiary in Switzerland earlier this year. The Germany-based company confirmed that it had…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…