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This Week in eCommerce #3: 4th – 10th of October

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This Week in eCommerce #3: 4th – 10th of October

It’s been quite a busy week in eCommerce (we had trouble selecting the most relevant news with so many things happening), but we’ve managed to sum up the 12 most important news items from around the world.

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1. Amazon Will Open Its First Physical Store In New York

The shop will be located across the Empire State Building and it will function as a warehouse, where clients can pick up orders.

2. Alibaba Will Spend $50 Million On A Smart TV App Called ‘Peel’

Peel converts smartphones or tablets into the ideal TV remote controls and gathers consumer data, although not directly related to shopping.

3. Volvo Launches Its Delivery Service That Brings Groceries To The Trunk Of Your Car

Swedish car brand Volvo launched a delivery service that allows drivers to get their online ordered goods shipped to the trunk of their cars.

4. Bark & Co. Launches Its First eCommerce Doggie Site

BarkShop will feature a variety of dog products including toys, leashes and treats that will come together as themed collections.

5. PCP.CH Adds STEG Electornics To Its List Of Subsidiaries

PCP.CH, the Swiss retailer acquired STEG Electronics and the result of the merger is the largest player in the Swiss computers & electronics market.

6. Naspers Makes A $50 Million Investment In Nigerian eCommerce Site Konga

Online retailer Konga will become Africa’s biggest eCommerce business after a $50 million investment flows into the company from Naspers.

7. eBay Wants Customers To ‘Shop The World’ And Launches Its First Global Branding Campaign

After the Paypal Split, eBay launches its first global branding campaign, mainly targeting online shoppers for the holidays season.

8. Victoria Beckham Debuts Into eCommerce With Her First Fashion Website

The designer is an avid online shopper and built the online store for her own collections, shipping being available for Europe and US.

9. Robocoin Makes Bitcoin Conversion Easier With New Service

The maker of Bitcoin ATMs announced its new service, Robocoin Wallet, that people can use to instantly convert & store their cash into BTC.

10. Alibaba Plans To Move Its Payment Service To Shanghai

Alibaba’s financial affiliate – Alipay – is planning to relocate to Shanghai’s financial center and will be leaving Hangzhou, the company’s hometown.

11. Facebook Launches Hyper-Local Ads

The social network will give businesses the chance to get more visitors with local awareness ads, which can be shown when people are nearby a shop.

12. Facebook’s Mobile Ad Audience Network Is Open For Business

The social network wants to become advertising’s middle man with its new officially launched Audience Network, competing with Google AdMob.

Starting this week, we’ve started a new curated series focused on eCommerce articles, guides and other resources around the web. Check out this week top resources:

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By | 2017-05-15T11:20:20+00:00 Sunday, October 12, 2014|This Week in eCommerce|0 Comments

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