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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…

GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…

Growth for Mercateo

Online procurement platform Mercateo has announced strong results for its 2018 fiscal year. 2018 sales for the group were €285…

Messe Frankfurt creates digital B2B marketplace

Messe Frankfurt has started to build a digital B2B marketplace called nextrade, while at the same time investing in the…

Phenomenal quarter for Alibaba

China-based online giant Alibaba has delivered another quarter of rapid expansion, with double-digit growth in all of its operating divisions.…

Amazon debuts autonomous delivery vehicle | BIC opens largest stationery factory in Asia |...

Amazon has debuted its new self-driving delivery device called Scout. The cooler-sized autonomous ‘vehicle’ will begin delivering packages to customers…

SMBs take over Amazon

Amazon has reported that more than half of units sold in its US online stores in 2018 were from SMBs.…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…