13 Sep The Ecommerce News Roundup – 13 September 2021
It may be starting to feel a bit like autumn, but there’s plenty to feel inspired about this week.
The amazingly talented teen, Emma Raducanu, won the US Open this weekend;and;became the first British woman to win a grand slam in 44 years. Not bad for a girl who started the season as a wildcard!
…and amputee Paul Ellis spent 13 hours on is hands and knees crawling up Mount Snowdon raising over £18,000 for charity.
It just goes to show talent will only take you so far – attitude is what makes the difference.
If that’s not enough,there are amazing things going on in the UK tech & ecommerce scene right now.
So, without further ado, here’s our latest;Ecommerce & Digital News.
UK ECOMMERCE & BUSINESS NEWS
Dunelm sales surpass £1bn following “excellent performance”.
Just Eat has been the fastest growing online marketplace since 2019.
Primark drops “big hint online sales will be part of its future” as it announces digital investment.
Revolut leads race to swipe the fintech crown.
Fem-tech keen investors pile £70m into British BlackRock-backed Elvie.
Paysafe launches ecommerce affiliate platform.
Ted Baker launches UK’s first ‘always on’ digital outlet store.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Peloton made its own fitness apparel to rival Lululemon and Nike.
Sales surge at Lululemon as demand for workout gear continues.
Shein is now being downloaded twice as much as Amazon.
Shopee, a popular online shopping platform from Singapore, is ready to make its debut in Europe.
Virtual try-on sees Bailey Nelson’s online conversions lift 400 per cent.
Amazon set to launch its own POS system as it takes aim at Shopify.
Facebook unveils its first smart glasses.
Twitter’s new ‘Communities’ let users embrace the echo chamber.
UK’s Marshmallow raises $85M on a $1.25B valuation for its more inclusive, big-data take on car insurance.
Online marketplace Fruugo to list on stock exchange.
Kitchenware brand ProCook serves up London’s latest ecommerce float.
Olio, a UK-based mobile app for sharing food and other items, closed a $43 million series B funding round.