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Don’t hide behind the basket

Figures from statistics portal, statista.com, suggest that there are now 43.5 million people shopping online in the UK, while the…

Dixons Carphone profits plunge

Despite a slight increase in sales for the first half of the year, UK electronics retailer Dixons Carphone reported steep…

Mobile leads holiday purchases

Mobile devices spearheaded digital traffic over the recent five-day holiday shopping period. According to CRM firm Salesforce, mobile phones accounted…

Depot invests in Viking

Office Depot Europe has launched a new UK website for its B2B delivery business Viking. The new website was developed…

Best Buy exceeds expectations

Global consumer electronics chain Best Buy has reported another quarter of better-than-expected results. Q3 2019 sales were up 4.3% to…

Böttcher adds to senior management

Germany-based online reseller Böttcher has added to its board with the appointment of Daniel Frankenberg.  The new recruit, who has spent…

Alibaba expands Global Shopping Festival

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reported that 230 countries and regions completed transactions during its annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. This…

Sam’s Club introduces new retail concept

Walmart subsidiary and bulk retailer Sam’s Club has opened a new mobile-first shopping location, Sam’s Club Now. The store will…

eBay sues Amazon

Online marketplace eBay has filed a lawsuit accusing e-commerce giant Amazon of poaching high-value sellers from its platform. In a…

Costco pays fine | SYNNEX completes Convergys acquisition | WeWork to ‘revive retail’

Warehouse Club operator Costco has agreed to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for knowingly failing to report that its…

Business owners favour Amazon

According to new research, almost two thirds (62%) of business owners are more inclined to buy products for their company…

E-commerce growth drives Costco

Warehouse club operator Costco has reported a high single-digit sales increase for Q4 2018, helped by a growing e-commerce division.…

Customer service trumps price online

New research from e-commerce agency PushOn has found that over a third of businesses purchasing office supplies favour online retailers. …

Alibaba reveals succession plan

China-based online giant Alibaba has announced that Executive Chairman Jack Ma will step down from the company next year. Over…

Teachers turn to Amazon for BTS

Amazon is the most popular retailer among teachers in the US for back-to-school (BTS) shopping. The fifth annual teacher shopping…

Quantore collaborates with PBS Network

Netherlands-based multichannel office supplies company Quantore has signed an agreement with German e-commerce and data specialist firm PBS Network. The…

ALSO appoints head of e-commerce

European technology distributor ALSO Group has appointed Philipp Koch as SVP E-Commerce. He will be responsible for the company’s e-commerce…

Highlands expands e-commerce team

US sales and marketing agency Highlands has announced Kristin Stevens as VP E-Commerce. Stevens has worked for Highlands for three…

NPD predicts online BTS spending to grow

Data from market research company NPD suggests that back to school (BTS) shopping in the US will continue to move…

Amazon continues to dominate e-commerce

Online giant Amazon now commands almost half of the US e-commerce market, which equates to 5% of all retail sales.This…

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Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…