Which US retail giant is opening an e-commerce store in Japan?

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Walmart’s partnership with Rakuten, Alibaba & Starbucks’ virtual store,’s AI-equipped delivery robots and more! Walmart partners with Rakuten to open Japanese e-commerce store US giant Walmart has partnered with the Japanese retail firm Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan. The […]

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Amazon has planned a lot for their Go stores… new location in London?

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at an investigation into eBay’s latest acquisition proposal, Alibaba’s EU hub, a UK Amazon Go store location and more! Is eBay trying to kill competition for the used auto industry? eBay is revving up to acquire in a bid to take on Auto Trader […]

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Just how late can you order online for guaranteed Christmas delivery?!

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s Christmas ordering dates, its further cashierless store tests, Black Friday traffic stats and more! How late can you order on Amazon for Christmas delivery? Well, thanks to Amazon Prime Now, 10 pm on Christmas Eve. This is limited to Prime-eligible customers living in […]

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Is Amazon readying to pounce post Brexit?

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s biggest shopping day ever, Amazon Pay being introduced at physical brick-and-mortar stores, eBay’s trademark ruling and more! Is Amazon readying to pounce post Brexit? According to the Food and Drink Federation all available frozen and chilled storage space, which could be used to […]

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Is Amazon ruining Christmas?

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s Australian decision backtrack, backlash about its packaging, eBay’s new data-driven ad campaigns and more! Customers complain that Amazon has ruined Christmas Amazon has come under fire from a number of customers on social media recently who have claimed that the e-commerce giant has […]

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Why you should take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales… and how Amazon helps! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year that everyone knows. But are you aware of the extent of the sales that this day makes? How about Cyber Monday? To help you find out, we’ve compiled an infographic with some of the key stats that show how these days shine = awesome […]

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Which tech giant has just agreed a deal with Amazon?!

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Amazon’s deal with Apple to sell new hardware, Alibaba and’s Singles Day sales, Amazon’s free Christmas shipping and more! Amazon’s deal to sell Apple products Amazon has agreed a deal with Apple which will see Apple’s products sold directly on Amazon. Apple products […]

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Find out what Amazon’s doing this holiday season

Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at Rakuten partnering up with Seiyu, Souq-Amazon Boycott, eBay’s early Christmas deals and more! Rakuten partnering with Seiyu to start an online grocery service Rakuten, a Japanese online retail company, and Seiyu, Supermarket owned by Walmart, have decided to partner up with each other to […]

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Alibaba’s Singles Day – Just how big is it?!

What is Singles Day? Singles Day takes place on the 11th November each year and started out as an ‘anti-Valentines’ celebration for single people. Singles Day is actually the biggest online shopping day of the year, surpassing even Black Friday and Amazon’s Prime Day. Online e-commerce giant Alibaba adopted Singles Day in 2009 and is […]

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Don’t believe the hype: Internet shopping is good for the High Street

Remember Blockbuster? They had a chance to buy Netflix for $50m, or team-up with Lovefilm (now part of Amazon Prime Video). They didn’t, they went bust, and everybody blamed the internet… as opposed to terrible management choices. Every time a big High Street brand of yesteryear goes to the wall, much of the media reporting […]

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Who will Amazon buy next? Not who you think… and what does Richard Branson have to do with it?

Here’s an interesting thing I discovered. If you type into your web browser, guess where it leads… (spoiler alert)… it’s And it’s also a big clue as to what we should expect from the online marketplace giant as it continues to push deeper into the world of brick-and-mortar retail, groceries and pretty much […]

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How Amazon is changing the SME food business: The secret to a Hybrid Sales & Surgical Marketing strategy

Amazon’s push into the UK grocery and fresh produce markets isn’t unexpected, and it might not even appear like a major shift in the food industry… but appearances can be deceiving. The growth of the online marketplace has thrown the old conventional wisdom of wholesalers and supermarkets out of the window for many SME food […]

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