15 Mar The Ecommerce News Roundup – 15 March 2021
Good News Stories This week…
Despite the challenges we’ve all faced over the past year, London is now home to 60 unicorns (sadly not the mythical white horse variety); 5 of these have been created in the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, our very own capital city is now 4th for tech VC investment globally which means the sector (and jobs) will continue to grow.
24 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, which is hugely impressive whichever way you look at it, and even more so given that it is expected to top 4 million doses this week.
Surely these are clear signs that we will all be getting back to our ‘new normal’ soon and that businesses will start bouncing back.
As always, we’ve scoured the web to bring you the latest good news stories from ecommerce and digital – enjoy!
UK ECOMMERCE NEWS
Carpetright trials shop-in-shop ecommerce offer.
LoveCrafts is considering a stock market float after rising demand.
Royal Mail to begin delivering on Sundays for the first time in 500 years amid ecommerce boom.
Ted Baker moves into live video shopping for UK customers.
British retailer Marks & Spencer launches online in almost 50 new international markets.
Pent-up demand from lockdowns bolsters DFS profits & sales.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Amazon versus Allegro – the beginning of a battle for Polish e-commerce market.
(Retail Insight Network)
Adidas outlines strategy to double ecommerce business to €9bn by 2025.
(Sports Pro Media)
Net-a-Porter extends localised platform to Middle East.
Lego consumer sales jumped 21% in 2020 due to product range, e-commerce investment and a surge of growth in China.
Amazon Music will now sell artist merch directly in-app.