Toys ‘R’ Us launches on eBay

Toys ‘R’ Us has launched on eBay, adding more than 4,000 items to the marketplace, as part of its omnichannel strategy. The launch follows an eight-year partnership between eBay and Hobby Warehouse, which is partnering with TRU Kids, the US-based owner of Toys ‘R’ Us, on the toy store’s relaunch in Australia and New Zealand. According to... Continue Reading →

Advertisements raises USD 218 mln investment fund for logistics division’s logistics division has raised USD 218 million fund to invest in companies and technologies specialising in logistics. The fund’s limited partners will include JD Logistics and the mother company, in addition to some other listed companies and government-led funds, according to the China-based ecommerce giant. The fund will complement’s own investment team... Continue Reading →

Tesco turns to cashierless stores in the UK

Tesco has announced it is developing a technology that will allow customers to walk around its stores, load up their shopping bags, and walk out without putting them through a till. An AI-powered camera network and sensors on shelves would detect what people are picking up and putting in their baskets, and automatically charge them for... Continue Reading →

Splitit partners with Australia-based retailer Kogan

Kogan has announced it will be the first Australia-based retailer to offer an instalment payment option from the US-based provider Splitit. The Splitit payment method, which enables customers to split the cost of a purchase into fee- and interest-free instalments using an existing debit or credit card, is expected to go live on in July 2019.... Continue Reading →

68 percent of UAE retailers increased revenue after accepting digital payments

Around two thirds of small UAE-based retailers have said their revenues and footfall increased after accepting digital payments, a new study from Visa found. While 68% of those polled by the global payments company said revenue rose after installing a contactless POS device or other payment technologies, 63% experienced an increase in footfall. In contrast, close to... Continue Reading →

Staples Canada launches digital platform on Shopify Plus

Staples Canada has announced the launch of a new digital platform built on Shopify Plus. Staples Canada is harnessing the power of Shopify Plus to host its core ecommerce platform. The web experience will have the ability to adapt continuously to keep up with the trends in online marketplace. With Shopify Plus, will deliver a... Continue Reading →

Wirecard to offer instalment payment service to Shopee users in Singapore

Wirecard has announced it is set to launch an instalment payment plan (IPP) on ecommerce platform Shopee for customers in Singapore. Shopee's product categories range from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment. The IPP will be rolled out to selected Shopee sellers in Singapore, who will receive full settlement... Continue Reading →

Vietjet to launch ecommerce platform

Vietjet Aviation has announced plans to launch an ecommerce platform selling financial services, consumer goods, and more. The Vietnamese carrier aims to roll out the service within two years, in partnership with banks, hotels, and other companies. The platform will cover banking, insurance, and other financial services, as well as hotels, consumer goods, and more. Vietjet's... Continue Reading →

Ecommerce in Sweden to be worth EUR 16.86 bln in 2019

Ecommerce in Sweden is expected to be worth EUR 16.86 billion at the end of 2019, according to a report by Ecommerce Foundation. The report has found that the Swedish business-to-consumer ecommerce turnover was worth EUR 14.95 billion in 2018 and predicts that this will increase by 12.8%. Other key findings: the share of the country’s total GDP... Continue Reading →

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