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Ecommerce & Business News week of 7 August 2020

08 September 2020

We are in the eye of THE "technological revolution".  

There have been so many significant developments within the ecommerce & digital landscape within the past 6 months that the sky really does seem to be the limit.Amazon looks set to create 7000 new UK jobs in 2020 and 15% of UK retailers are also said to be hiring to meet online demand.You can't deny that level of confidence....and if that doesn't cheer you up, maybe the recent news that "painting eyes on cows bottoms reduces lion attacks" will stir a smile...?

As always, look to the sky & keep in touch!



UK retail may have been hard hit by COVID-19 but having embraced ecommerce earlier than elsewhere, the sector may emerge stronger than ever.
(Global Capital)


Lego sees online traffic double to 100 million driving return to growth.
(Charged Retail)


New research commissioned by Visa shows that over half of Irish consumers (53%) plan to continue shopping online [and] one in four (24%) Irish small businesses to begin selling online for the first time.
(Irish Tech Times)


JML reports strong sales performance with rapid online growth.
(Essential Retail)


London-based brand Cos has launched a new platform for second-hand clothes.
(Fashion United)


The acceleration of the alcohol e-commerce channel .. has resulted in a 92% boost for Pernod Ricard’s online spirits sales in the UK.
(The Spirits Business)


Bulldog sales growth bucks coronavirus-driven personal care weakness. 
(The Grocer)


Homebase has announced a ten-year partnership with eCommerce specialist The Hut Group (THG) and its eCommerce services division.
(Home of Direct Commerce)


Huge customer demand drove profit metrics at Zoom through the roof. 
(Tech Crunch)


Ecommerce platform Kooomo advises on how subscription services improve the customer experience, increasing loyalty and customer retention.
(The Fintech Times)


OnBuy achieves a record 24,000% growth in 4 years, confirms sights set on £2bn in sales. 
(OnBuy)


1-800-FLOWERS.COM reports record sales as eCommerce business flourishes.
(Confectionary News)


Chinese giant Alibaba plans to take on Europe with expansion in the West.
(Retail Week)


PayPal  today introduced a new installment credit option for PayPal users called Pay in 4.
(Tech Crunch)


Ecommerce Is (Still) the Next Frontier for Influencer Marketing.
(eMarketer)


Discount stores, like Five Below, are adapting to younger customers during the pandemic by expanding ecommerce options.
(Yahoo Finance)


Schwinn shifts marketing gears as bike riding surges during the coronavirus crisis.
(CNBC)


Bobby Borisov Launches a Winning Formula Through LifeHouse, an eCommerce Retailer.
(PR Newswire)


Australia Post appears to be one of the few companies to have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic after reporting record growth in annual revenue.
(Government News Australia)


Ecommerce site Mercari saw 280% growth in laptop listings in July as parents prep for back to school.
(Yahoo Money)


William Hill U.S. CEO on August boom in sports betting: ‘it’s been a proverbial feast’.
(Yahoo Money)

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