Ecommerce Bulletin for 15 November 2021 | Hannington Tame
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The Ecommerce News Roundup – 15 November 2021

We’re feeling proud this week as our very own Patrick Tame, CEO of our sister company Beringer Tame, has been announced as a finalist at ‘The Ex-Forces in Business Awards’; an incredible feat given there were a record breaking 600+ nominations this year.

Recruitment got somewhat beasted during the early days of the pandemic, but Patrick led from the front, dedicating his time to getting ecommerce & digital people back into work, for FREE.

His commitment to core military values (and generally being a good bloke) has earned him a top 10 spot in the category ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, and whilst we don’t want to ‘count our chickens’, we really would love another trophy for our shelf!

As always, here is this week’s ecommerce newsletter to enjoy!


WHSmith to trial Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech as its focuses on international expansion.
(Retail Week)

Ted Baker boss heralds turnaround plan as sales surge.
(Retail Week)

Rapid delivery start-up Gopuff launches in the UK.
(Charged Retail)

Facebook shipping service launches in UK.
(Ecommerce Bytes)

British start-up Zilch is riding the “buy now, pay later” wave to America.

PUBLIC has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to launch its first UK healthcare accelerator programme.
(Digital Health)

Build-A-Bear invests in ecommerce by launching Bear Builder 3D Workshop.
(Retail Gazette)


Richemont in talks to sell controlling stake in Net-a-Porter.
(The Times)

Shiseido posts 14% sales jump.
(UK Fashion Network)

Burberry and Longines release NFTs to cash in on Singles’ Day sales.
(Charged Retail)

Experian finds 25% increase in online activity since Covid-19.
(Business Wire)

Hasbro touts holiday toys in first livestream shopping event.
(marketing Dive)

A.K.A. Brands sales jump 155% in Q3.
(UK Fashion Network)

Watches of Switzerland ecommerce sales grow quickly.
(Internet Retailing)


Instagram adds new text-to-speech and voice effect options in reels.
(Social Media Today)

Spotify expands into audiobooks with acquisition of Findaway.
(Tech Crunch)

You can now watch Twitch on your Nintendo Switch.

Instagram tests new ‘Take a Break’ feature to encourage users to limit time in the app.
(Social Media Today)


DoorDash stock surges after Wolt acquisition.
(Charged Retail)

Battery swap startup Ample hits unicorn status with new funding round.

Auto e-commerce unicorn Droom files IPO draft papers to raise Rs 3000 crore.
(Tech Story)

Edtech unicorn Byju’s raises $1.2 billion via term loan
(Economic Times)

Afterparty raises $3 million to build NFT minting, virtual events for content creators.
(Tube Filter)

Australia’s newest tech unicorn, SiteMinder, surges 38% on its ASX debut.
(Startup Daily)

James Minter

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


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