04 Oct The Ecommerce News Roundup – 4 October 2021
Unless you’ve been on a digital detox or living in a cave, you’ll know that Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp experienced a 6 hour outage last night.
Twitter totally won the evening with their cheeky “Hello literally everyone” tweet, and responses and memes flooded in from the usual suspects McDonalds, Starbucks, Innocent and Netflix (amongst so many others).
If you ever needed proof of how powerful a great social media manager can be, last night was a case in point.
When the sh*t hits the fan, a good sense of humour and wit will always carry people through.
So without further ado,
“howl you know unless you read this week’s ecommerce & digital news”
UK ECOMMERCE NEWS
Depop launches new ‘Charity Seller Programme’ after charity listing skyrocket 600%.
Lancôme trials its first virtual pop-up store in the UK.
Ted Baker announces digitally driven Street Party Sessions series.
Card Factory revenue smashes £116m despite lower footfall.
Dreams’ profits increase as online sales surge.
UK’s ASOS to invest £14 mn in a tech hub in North Ireland.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Aldi to open first checkout-free store to the public in The Netherlands.
Otto leads online furniture in Germany with 1.5 billion euros in 2020.
H&M expands its ecommerce business as shoppers shift online.
Zalando invests in Infinited Fiber Co’s textiles regeneration plans.
(UK Fashion Network)
Gucci’s new experimental, multimedia online store space, Vault.
Woolworths launches online marketplace to take on Amazon.
(UK Fashion Network)
Etsy has launched The Etsy House – their first-ever interactive, augmented-reality experience.
TikTok lets top creators sell trending videos as NFTs.
Tesco’s new ‘Clubcard Pay+’ will give shoppers loyalty points when the shop elsewhere.
Leaked documents show how much Ted Baker, Sephora, Zara and MAC pay their Instagram influencers.
TikTok reaches a billion active users.
(Social Media Today)
IN THE MARKETS
Sephora completes £132m acquisition of Feelunique.
Claire’s files for IPO 3 years after bankruptcy.
Reachdesk closes $43 million Series B to bring its world-first global intelligent gifting platform to even more businesses worldwide.