28 Jun The Ecommerce News Roundup – 28 June 2021
The first day of Wimbledon saw Andy Murray seal his place in the second round after a (some-what dramatic) win against Nikoloz Basilashvili. We also witnessed 19 year old Brit, Jack Draper, put on a fantastic show against Novak Djokovic (earning him a standing ovation and showcasing his future potential) and our very own Katie Boutler made it through to round 2 (giving us some hope after Konta was forced to exit).
And there’s been drama at the Euro’s as England secured a historic win against Germany and Switzerland won their match earlier in the week against world champions France. Even for those who don’t like football, this served up some excitement and proves anything is possible!
It may be too early to shout “it’s coming home”, but there’s no place for negativity here, so let’s celebrate success and soak up all the good news that’s still out there!
Talking of good news, here’s your weekly dose of ecommerce stories from the past week. Enjoy!
UK & IRELAND ECOMMERCE NEWS
Boots launches online doctor service.
JD snaps up specialist sports pureplay Deporvillage.
Secret Sales raises 10 million euros to expand.
M&S partner with Go Instore to offer video-based customer service.
M&S partners with Clarks to become a “go to” retailer both online and instore.
Smurfit Kappa opens eCommerce packaging lab in the UK.
(The Irish Independent)
Decathlon UK has opened a concession store near Cardiff after its online sales in Wales soared.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
6.4% of German ecommerce generated via click & collect.
Snackpass gobbles up $70M at a $400M+ valuation as its social food ordering platform crosses 500K users.
Dutch payment company Mollie is now Europe’s third-largest fintech.
Zalando & Sephora create online beauty experience.