This Week in eCommerce #2: Sept. 27th – Oct. 3rd

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This Week in eCommerce #2: Sept. 27th – Oct. 3rd

As we continue with this series, I can’t help but notice it’s been quite a full week as well. From venture capital going towards more and more eCommerce companies to interesting expansions and great opportunities in advertising, this week’s news will surely pique your interest.

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1. Qubit Raises $26 Million to Expand Its eCommerce Platform

Startup company Qubit gets $26 million to grow its eCommerce analytics that provides online retailers with sales optimization tools.

2. eWAY Expands to Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore

The Australian payment gateway added 3 more countries to its global operations and now has, since launching, over 16,000 active businesses.

3. Facebook Challenges Google: Atlas Ad Platform Will Be Relaunched

The social network announced that a new version of Atlas ad platform, that helps keep better track of ad efficiency, will be soon available.

4. United States Postal Service and AmazonFresh To Start Delivering

USPS requested the Postal Commission to approve a two-year test partnership with AmazonFresh that implies same-day grocery shipments.

5. eBay and PayPal Split

PayPal is expected to come out from under the eBay umbrella in 2015, allowing both companies to focus on growth in their own respective markets.

6. Walmart Starts Testing A Drive-Through Grocery Concept

Walmart starts testing a mobile ready same-day grocery pick-up concept which allows clients to order groceries online and pick them up the same day.

7. Selfridges Pumps £40 In Its Online Retail Business

The retailer aims to raise sales and improve customer experience with the help of user friendly, mobile ready designs.

8. Wayfair Raises Over $300 Million In Its Initial Public Offering

IPO prices for online retailer Wayfair went higher than expected and share trading began with a 25% jump over the predicted range.

9. Groupons’ Snap Pays You To Shop

Groupon launched a mobile app called Snap that gives money back to shoppers when purchasing certain grocery items.

10. Houzz Bets Big On eCommerce & Home Decor With 165$M Funding

Getting ready for a large-scale push into eCommerce, the home decor site Houzz takes on $165 million in new funding.

11. Pepsi Starts The Cola Wars On Amazon

Pepsi True, the beverage that will be initially sold exclusively on Amazon, following the trend Coca-Cola started last week with Surge.

12. eCommerce Startup Pinkoi Is Heading to Japan

Pinkoi, the Taiwan-based startup that helps designers sell their art online launched a Japan targeted Android app.

By | 2017-05-15T11:20:20+00:00 Saturday, October 4, 2014|This Week in eCommerce|0 Comments

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