06 Sep The Ecommerce News Roundup – 6 September 2021
This week we were asked the question “can holograms & avatars replace Zoom video calls?”.
Many of us are, of course,fed up with never-ending Zoom meetingsbut would attending the meeting in VR instead actually be a;benefit;or is it a technological solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist?
…. we’ll let you ponder on that.
And more alarmingly (given we’re only just heading out of summer) countless individuals are already looking forward to the season of glad tidings!
Yes really! John Lewis has just launched their online Christmas shop after searches for its festive products ‘skyrocketed’.
So to keep us all grounded and not feeling that everything has been thrown in the air this week, here’s our latestEcommerce & Digital News.
UK ECOMMERCE NEWS
Majestic Wine launches new subscription club.
Amazon third-party seller Heroes rakes in $200M for ecommerce growth.
Halfords unveils new immersive store and garage format.
TravelSupermarket and Icelolly complete merger.
Online marketplace for ethical products launches in UK.
New platform ‘to boost independent eCommerce retailers’.
INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS
Tesla to launch “Tesla Bot” humanoid robot which will deliver your groceries next year.
Dutch ecommerce acquisition company Dwarfs acquires 4 online shops.
Etsy sellers are leaving the app for Shopify.
Zalando unveils over 50 new brand partners.
Land’s End Q2 revenue up partly driven by “the strength in …global ecommerce business”.
DIGITAL MARKETING NEWS
Twitter debuts ‘safety mode’ autoblocking to curb online abuse.
Vans is launching a skateboarding world inside of Roblox.
PayPal is set to launch its very own stock trading platform as it seeks to capitalise on a retail trading boom.