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Online sales jump at Best Buy

Consumer electronics retailer reported a 15% increase in its US online sales in the third quarter. Best Buy’s e-commerce sales…

GSA extends e-commerce deadline

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has extended the request for proposal (RFP) deadline for its Federal e-commerce platform initiative…

Essendant launches personalised e-marketing solutions

US wholesaler Essendant has confirmed two new e-commerce marketing products for its reseller customers. The company has announced Email Sales…

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…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…