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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 13 December 2021

17 December 2021

2021 has been another turbulent year, but it has been incredibly exciting for those in ecommerce and digital.

We’ve not only seen the continued digital transformation of bricks & mortar stores, but we’ve also seen online businesses head for the high street.

Digitally native brands such as Casper, Harry’s, Allbirds (and the like), clearly haven’t felt restricted to online ‘only’ and have fully leveraged omnichannel approaches to further establish their presence.

There’s no doubt that 2022 is going to be another interesting year, so watch this space!
But for now, sit back and enjoy our latest ecommerce & digital newsletter!

UK ECOMMERCE NEWS

More than half of Seasalt sales now online.
(Internet Retailing)

Square Health acquires digital GP advice platform Push Doctor.
(Cover Magazine)

Ewallet firm Swapi launches to reimburse customer’s expired loyalty points.
(Charged Retail)

MADE.com saw purchases and ad recall increase after it used an AR.
(Facebook)

Online furniture retailer Wayfair is bringing its brands offline with 3 new stores.
(Retail Dive)

Build-A-Bear Workshop ties up with 3D tech brand.
(Charged Retail)

UK based Revolut gets CMS license from Monetary Authority of Singapore.
(Tech in Asia)

PlantX announces launch of its ecommerce platform in the UK.
(Eseller 365)

INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS

Coca-Cola spotlights BIPOC creators with TikTok debut.
(Marketing Dive)

Nike acquires virtual fashion brand RTFKT amid metaverse push.
(Charged Retail)

Digital wholesale platform Joor is predicting a continued acceleration.
(Fashion United)

Zara lands in the metaverse with South Korean label Ader Error.
(Retail Gazette)

Denny’s enters ‘The Matrix’ and serves up free mobile delivery.
(Marketing Dive)

P&G breaks into prestige hair care with Jen Atkin deal.
(WWD)

Coles to add over 70 people to its e-commerce operations.
(IT News Aus)

DoorDash plans to offer rapid delivery for retailers.
(Retail Dive)

DIGITAL NEWS

TikTok taps into ecommerce with UK live shopping launch.
(City AM)

Twitter acquires messaging app Quill.
(Social Media Today)

Snapchat outlines advanced AR options at Lens Fest 2021.
(Tech Register)
YouTube looks to highlight places mentioned in videos.
(Social Media Today)

German online fashion platform BestSecret is planning an IPO.
(Ecommerce News)

Instagram’s coming chronological feed may not work how you expect.
(Social Media Today)

Marriott reveals NFTs as brand readies extended stay in metaverse.
(Marketing Dive)

Pinterest acquires video editing app Vochi.
(Social Media Today)

WhatsApp adds new auto-delete options.
(Social Media Today)

IN THE MARKETS

UK digital-health startup vinehealth raises seed financing.
(WSJ)

Monzo valuation jumps to $4.5 billion.
(Reuters)

French Fintech Lydia Attains Unicorn Status.
(Coindesk)

Olio announces series B funding.
(Olio)

Dutch grocery delivery startup Pieter Pot has raised 9 million euros.
(Ecommerce News)

Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $240M to buy Indonesian bank
(Techcrunch)

True Fit announces 30 million dollar growth investment.
(Fashion United)

At year-end Workhuman paid out a $75 million dividend on the back of the 2020 results.
(Irish Times)

James Minter
jamesminter@hanningtontame.com

James Minter is a partner at Hannington Tame, the digital CEO and C-Suite headhunting specialist.



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