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.
It has become commonplace in the United Kingdom to use a smartphone to buy goods and services online. This year, almost 59 percent of digital buyers in the UK, which corresponds to over 25 million people, will make online purchases using their smartphone.
That’s the question someone asked Tamebay this week on Facebook. A seller wants to start selling on Amazon Australia as soon as possible. But when will it open and will it launch with Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) in place and operational. The Financial Times (£) asked a similar question this week and surveyed the commercial landscape down under.
Bay has been struggling to fix issues affecting sellers’ ability to print shipping labels through its platform. In a rare move, eBay published a post acknowledging the issue on Friday and posted several updates to the announcement as it attempted to fix the issue. eBay rolled out a fix on Saturday that didn’t work for all sellers, and reverted back to the original experience for single labels on Monday as it attempts to fix the problem for sellers using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Compared with the generations of industrial buyers before them, millennials are opting to purchase products more often on business-to-business marketplaces. In addition, millennials are more likely than older buyers to prefer purchasing industrial products and supplies on online marketplaces instead of directly from distributors or manufacturers, according to a new study released recently by shipping services company United Parcel Service of America Inc.
With Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7-billion planned acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc., the online retail giant is moving from a largely online retailer with a trivial number of stores (eight bookstores, two grocery pickup points and one convenience store) to a retailer with a significant offline presence.