Around the Ecommerce world in 5 mins!

Ecommerce is changing everyday, and sometimes by the minute. So many new ideas and developments everyday, becomes hard to keep track.

We bring to you a curated digest of ecommerce developments/happenings around the world, compiled from various publications across the Internet.

Spoof email aimed at Amazon Sellers is doing the rounds

We all know that there are lots of spoof emails doing the rounds, but seldom is there a phishing email that targets Amazon sellers directly. But there’s one doing the rounds right now. Has it come your way?

Alibaba Joins with Brands to Fight Fakes

Alibaba Group has announced a new alliance with international brands including Louis Vuitton, Samsung and Mars that will leverage big data and the latest in anti-counterfeiting technology to continue the global fight against fakes. The Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance, which has about 20 members, will bring together industry and technical know-how as a key strategy for keeping the e-commerce company’s platforms free of pirated goods, the company said in a release on Monday.

Thousands of foreign brands enter China through e-commerce

Relaxed government restrictions on imported goods bought online and the growing demand among Chinese consumers for foreign goods is driving growth for Tmall Global, an online marketplace operated by Alibaba, according to a report by Chinese research firm CBN Data and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The report says in 2016, Chinese consumers could buy products on Tmall Global in 3,700 categories from brands or retailers from 63 countries, a substantial increase from a selection of 1,700 categories sold by retailers from 50 courtiers a year ago.

FedEx to get 8,000 Walgreens dropoff and pickup points in the US

FedEx have announced the creation of 8,000 new Dropoff and Pickup points at Walgreens drugstore chain across the US. Walgreens strong focus on customer care makes them the perfect retailer to help meet the growing demand for convenient, secure dropoff and pickup options according to FedEx, who added that their customers rank pharmacies as a preferred location for ecommerce parcel collection and drop off.

DHL eCommerce Launches Fulfillment Center in Sydney to Enable International Brands to Reach the Australian Consumer

DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced the launch of its Fulfillment Center in Sydney, Australia to support booming demand for overseas goods amongst Australia’s online shoppers. International brands and retailers are now able to reach out to the rapidly growing Australia market.

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