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.

Could an “eBay killer” marketplace emerge in the UK?

There has been decent discussion about after our recent post: launches crowdfunding campaign to increase server capacity. There is tangible interest in the emergence of a third marketplace, it seems. From a seller perspective at least.

E-retailers expand same-day delivery service as Deliv adds 14 markets

Same-day delivery service Deliv is branching out to 1,400 U.S. cities and towns in 33 markets, expanding retailers’ ability to deliver products to customers as quickly as possible and better compete with Inc.

Amazon slashing Whole Foods’ grocery prices squeezes competitors

Price pressure from Inc.’s ownership of Whole Foods Market is on full display. Amazon cut prices on a select group of products at Whole Foods on Monday, the day it closed on its purchase of the supermarket chain for $13.7 billion.

Canada’s online retailers are growing faster than you think

“We will more than likely double our online business next year,” says Dwaine Chamberlain, e-commerce specialist and webmaster at Boathouse Row Inc.,an apparel retail chain operator based in Iron Lake, Ontario.

Chamberlain’s projection is similar to those made by numerous Canadian online retailers, who collectively have seen their online sales accelerate in recent years.

Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc for Houston e-retailers and delays shipping carriers

Online retailers in Hurricane Harvey’s path are feeling the impact of a storm that has left much of Houston underwater. Many Houston-area roads are impassable because of flooding or downed trees and wires, and the city’s two major airports remain closed. Harvey hit the Texas coast Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 130-156 mph, which combined with record rainfall, has produced severe damage across the region.

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